David Horst

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Dec 2008

Galvanize Technology

ArcelorMittal Dofasco
  • Managed a process improvement project resulting in the implementation of a new method to release products meeting coating weight specifications
  • Coordinated and performed metallurgical tests in both a lab and plant environment and became familiarized with the hot-dip galvanizing process
  • Communicated project results to management and coached operations personnel through numerous presentations
  • Applied programming skills to automate Key Process Indicator (KPI) reports for the use of management
Jan 2007 - May 2007

Direct Strip Casting

Essar Steel Algoma
  • Investigated the charpy impact performance of various steel grades produced in the direct strip production complex with the intention of developing grades that meet American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications
  • Coordinated lab testing with various levels of the company, including the hold & release division and the laboratory
  • Launched a gauge repeatability and reproducibility study which included participation from the pickling line, cold mill and temper mill
  • Observed steel operations personnel on shift to develop a better understanding of the steelmaking and direct strip production processes
May 2006 - Sep 2006

Product Development

Targray Technology International
  • Researched solar power technology and its position in the market in order to aid in product development and identify new business opportunities
  • Communicated and met with prospective material suppliers and manufacturers to develop consumables used in vacuum deposition of thin films for photovoltaic applications
  • Authored technical documents for leadership and management
  • Compiled a database containing potential customers to develop the resin sales division of the company


Aug 2005 - May 2009

Bachelors Degree

McGill University
Aug 2003 - May 2005

Diploma of Collegial Studies

John Abbott College




Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Comfortable and experienced in public speaking. Great interpersonal skills, including customer relations and sales, developed through work experience in clothing and hardware retail (Footlocker & Reno Depot) Languages: English and French (spoken, written and read fluently)   


Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook and Visual Basic. Knowledge of other programs including Access, Fortran, C, Solidworks and ProEngineer.


  • Enjoy developing my practical and hands-on skills by engaging in home renovations and automobile maintenance
  • Appreciate creativity and the arts by playing piano and maintaining aquariums
  • Take pleasure in camping, sailing and windsurfing

Awards and Distinctions

Received several scholarships throughout my university career, upon recommendation of professors and employers, for consistently obtaining high grades and being committed to excellence:

  • 2006-2008, Ferrous Metallurgy Education Today [FeMET] Scholarship, The American Iron and Steel Institute ($12 500)
  • 2005-2006, Sir William Dawson Scholorship in Metallurgy, McGill University ($4500)

Participated in Bell Science Fairs throughout high school and obtained business sponsored awards for all three projects:

  • 2003, The Concordia Computer Science Award for Computer Interfacing
  • 2001, The Perkinelmer Optoelectronics Award for Infrared Remote Controls
  • 2000, The Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc. Science and Engineering Award for Voice Amplification

Completed several levels in piano playing through examination by the Royal Conservatory of music:

  • 1999, First Class Honors With Distinction for Preliminary Rudiments in Theory
  • 1999, Honors for Grade 5 in Piano
  • 1998, First Class Honors for Grade 3 in Piano