David Gossen joined IMP Group Limited in 1984, immediately following his graduation from St Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. His career progression has taken him through several increasingly challenging positions in the fields of aircraft maintenance, avionics repair and overhaul, wire harness and aerostructures manufacturing, and precision machining.
Mr. Gossen assumed his current position as President of IMP Aerospace & Defence in 2002 at a time when the Company was just beginning to expand internationally. Under his leadership, and building on the experience gained through providing support to several of Canada’s military aircraft fleets, the company successfully competed for a number of new and challenging international programs. These new initiatives have contributed greatly to the dynamic growth of Aerospace & Defence, both in size and in capability. Today, the company’s products can be found on aircraft around the globe as well as in orbit on both the International Space Station as well as a number of satellites.
In his current position, he provides leadership and direction for a broad range of operations from coast-to-coast, with over 2,400 employees involved in program management, aircraft maintenance, manufacturing, engineering, technical support, publications, and supply chain management.
Mr. Gossen is on the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) Board of Directors and also sits on the Executive Committee and serves as the Chairman of the Association. Mr. Gossen also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI). He has participated at the federal level in a number of ministerial Round Table Discussions on a variety of aerospace topics. Within his own province, he has worked closely with educational institutions to develop new training programs to support the aerospace industry. As well, he serves on the IMP Group Executive Management Committee.