Don Freschi, AScT

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Don Freschi, AScT


  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Chemical Engineering
  • Position: Chief Executive Officer
  • Post Secondary: Diploma of Technology (Chemical)
  • High School: 1979 - J.L. Crowe Secondary School

Career Experience

When I finished BCIT, I was lucky enough to land a job back home at Tech Cominco's Semiconductor division. For the next 7 years, I learned all there was to know about semiconductors and moved the Victoria for three years to study new types of semiconductor growth. In 1994, I moved my family back home to Trail and help start a new company, Firebird Semiconductors, where I still work today.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • I always enjoyed working with model airplanes and chemistry sets, so technology was in my blood.

Career Highlights

  • 2008 - Stared MBA in leadership at RRU (Victoria)
  • 2007 - Appointed CEO of Firebird Technologies Inc. (FTI)
  • 2005 - Appointed General Manager (FTI)
  • 2001 - Appointed Manager: Production and Quality (FTI)
  • 1994 - Help start a small research company called Firebird Semiconductors

Professional & Community Activities

  • * Hold three board positions
    * Coach high school Volleyball and curling teams
    * Started MBA (leadership) in 2008