CEO Dave Thompson Retires

Posted on November 29, 2017

It was with happy handshakes and moving embraces that we celebrated the retirement of our fearless leader and CEO, David Thompson, in Cochrane, Alberta on September 29, 2017. Although Vencomatic has grown steadily over the last several years, Dave continues to treat everyone like family, and his ethic of hard work, commitment, and service excellence carries on.

Aaron Willey, tenured Midwestern US Representative, reflects, “Dave and the Thompson family have been a part of my life for more than half of my working career. It’s been an honour to work for a family company that puts both customers and employees first. Thank you, Dave and Johanna, for the opportunity to succeed.”

A never-ending source of encouragement, Dave would often ask Erik Draaijer, long-time Western Canada & USA Representative, “Well, Squire, do you want to be a part of the problem or part of the solution?”

Erik shared that, to this day, whenever he encounters an obstacle, he looks back on Dave’s words, remembering to look through the challenges for the opportunities.

Although he won’t be at the office as much as he has, let’s face it: if you know Dave, you just know he’ll still be around from time to time.

Please join us in wishing Dave (and Johanna) a Happy Retirement by sending congratulatory messages to: