DIRTT's co-founder and director of innovation retires
DIRTT co-founder Geoff Gosling has had an immeasurable impact on our growth and success during the company’s 15-year history. He's the inventor behind more than 300 patents, including the original concept that serves as the backbone for all of DIRTT solutions as well as some of our greatest innovations such as Enzo® and the Leaf Wall®. He's even been a recipient of the prestigious Manning Innovation Award. Geoff’s leadership has shaped DIRTT into the company we are today. His drive for innovation, willingness to stray from the status quo and unwavering passion to build better will forever live on as the foundation of DIRTT.
It’s with mixed emotions that we announce Geoff’s retirement, as he welcomes the next chapter in his life – spending more time with his family on his farm outside of Calgary. His ingenuity and inspiration will certainly be missed, but definitely not forgotten. And perhaps most importantly, his impact as a teacher and mentor over the years will continue to drive DIRTT going forward.
I want to take a moment to personally thank Geoff Gosling for being an incredible leader, friend and inspiration to us all. We wish you the absolute best in your well-deserved retirement.Kevin O'Meara, DIRTT CEO
Perhaps one of the most significant legacies Geoff leaves behind is his thought leadership around embracing ignorance in the pursuit of innovation. And how focusing on problem solving leads to original, organic creativity.
The next chapter
Our product development team is now led by another long-time DIRTT employee – Colin Blehm. He’s worked side-by-side with Geoff since DIRTT’s inception. Colin has quite the reputation of his own, developing many DIRTT solutions over the years including our latest innovation – Reflect™. While Colin will be responsible for driving our solutions in the future, Geoff will be keeping an eye on DIRTT from afar and staying in touch with many of the friends he’s made over the years.
DIRTT celebrated Geoff’s impressive career and achievements at DIRTTx, our inaugural company-wide gathering, this November. Geoff was honored on stage by DIRTT CEO Kevin O’Meara and the rest of the leadership team. A five-minute-long standing ovation from nearly 500 DIRTT employees is a testament to the impact he’s had on us all.
On behalf of every DIRTT employee, we wish Geoff all the best in the future and thank him for everything he’s done to make DIRTT the company it is today. We can't wait to hear about the next genius idea you get while riding your tractor.
DIRTT Environmental Solutions uses its 3D software to create prefabricated interiors. Each space is tailored to our clients' needs. Manufacturing facilities are located in Phoenix, Savannah and Calgary. DIRTT works with nearly 100 construction partners globally. DIRTT trades on Nasdaq under the symbol “DRTT” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “DRT”.