Dave Osborne

Dave Osborne, MBA

Senior Advisor

Value Proposition

Dave is a highly effective and respected C-Suite and senior executive with the ability to get accretive and turnaround results through a versatile “toolbox” including strategic planning, safety, operational excellence, business development, sales, project management, manufacturing and leadership. He has an extensive background in board, leadership, operations, manufacturing, fabrication, heavy equipment and services covering a variety of assignments in diverse industries including: industrial and oilfield services, drilling rig and heavy duty vehicle construction, high tech electronics and process instrumentation. He is a passionate community volunteer interested in mentoring the next generation of leaders.

Selected Engagements

  • Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO for a major National oilsands and SAGD service company.
  • Regional Business Unit Manager for a major International Artificial Lift Systems.
  • General Manager for a major International Rig and Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer.
  • Director and VP Strategy and Business Planning for a North American manufacturer of office space.
  • Operations and Construction Manager for a major international continuous rod and progressive cavity pump plants.
  • Production Manager/Industrial Engineer for an international engineered process instrumentation products company – Bovar Engineered Products (Western Research).
  • Corporate Service/IT/Manufacturing for a major international high tech mobile data international (sold to Motorola).
  • Acquisitions and divestitures within private and public company and private pension fund structures.
  • Safety significant serious incident, incident, vehicle and TRIF reductions.
  • Revenue accountabilities over $500M.
  • Acquisitions over $200M and divestitures over $100M.
  • Multiple international and North American site operations.
  • Multiple union operations with associated arbitrations and settlements (UFCW, Teamsters, CAW, Boilermakers, Pipefitters etc.).
  • Multiple ERP implementations.


  • MBA – Haskayne School of Business
  • Mentor – Haskayne School of Business MBA program
  • President – Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta
  • Education Committee Member – PSAC
  • Ambassador for Strathcona County Economic Development Council
  • Governance Plus Calgary Not-for-Profit
  • Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • Lean, Phil Crosby TQM, Tom Peters Towards Excellence, Lawful Dismissal

News & Articles

To learn more about Dave please contact Managing Principal Gord Forbes.

Phone: (403) 264-8195   ext.1006
Toll Free: (888) 282-8450
Email: gforbes@osborneinterim.com

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