IROQUOIS — David Ross, CEO of Ross Video, the firm that got its start in Iroquois and continues to manufacture in the Seaway village, was set to be inducted this week as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering at a June 18 ceremony on June 18th in Calgary, Alberta.
The conference will gather Canadian leaders to focus on clean growth with the theme “Canada in a Carbon Competitive World.”
Fellows of the Academy are selected through a rigorous, multi-stage review and election process in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. Fellows are also committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise is applied to the benefit of all Canadians.
Says David Ross, “As an engineer and business person, I love smart ideas that can be turned into successful products. While our amazing team is global, and our customer base is global, my home is in Canada and I’m proud to create good jobs and prosperity where I live. This Fellowship is an honour, not just for myself but also for hundreds of engineers and product developers that I work with.”
Headquartered in Ottawa, Ross Video powers video production for billions of viewers every day globally. In 2016, David Ross was Ottawa’s CEO of the Year, and in 2017 he received an Honourary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa. During that time, his company also welcomed to its lobby two Emmy® awards for technical achievements in broadcasting.
Ross products have played a part in the world’s most prestigious broadcast events, including the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards. The company’s innovative solutions can be found in broadcast studios around the world, and even above the world on the International Space Station. The company now has close to seven hundred employees based in six international offices and has enjoyed 26 consecutive years of growth.
Ross Video was founded more than 40 years ago by David’s father, John Ross, an Order of Canada recipient who was also slated to attend the ceremony.
David Ross played a pivotal role in saving Seaway District High School from proposed closure in early 2017, by adding his important voice to the chorus of individuals who successfully lobbied the Upper Canada District School Board against the idea. Ross is a graduate of the Iroquois-based school, which he attended while his father founded and nurtured nearby Ross Video into a successful, world-beating company.
Kevin Goheen, Executive Director of the Canadian Academy of Engineering says, “To the selection committee, David Ross represents the best of Canadian engineering; consistent innovation and product development combined with the commercialization of ideas on a world stage.”
Back at his old high school alma mater in Iroquois, David Ross addresses the Upper Canada District School Board’s Accommodation Review Committee in November 2016, arguing that Seaway District High School shouldn’t close (video below). His innovative streak and strong connection with his tech company occasionally has Ross compared with the late Steven Jobs of Apple. He was previously named Ottawa’s CEO of the year.
Ross Video is Smart Production
Ross powers video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’s widest range of smart production solutions. Ross makes it easy to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, entertainment shows and rock concerts, educational institutions, legislative assemblies, corporate applications and inspiring content for houses of worship.
Ross solutions have impressed the audiences and marketing partners of NBC Sunday Night Football, Eurosport, BBC World, Google YouTube Space London and China’s eSports powerhouse VSPN. Ross delivers an unrivalled range of products and services comprising virtual studios, real-time motion graphics, cameras, robotic camera systems, production switchers, video servers, infrastructure and routers, social media management, newsroom systems and mobile live events.
About the Canadian Academy of Engineering:
The Canadian Academy of Engineering is the national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada.
The Academy is an independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987. The Canadian Academy of Engineering works in close cooperation with other senior academies in Canada and internationally. It is a founding member of the Council of Canadian Academies, along with the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. The Academy is also a member of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences, which includes some 26 similar national bodies around the world.