Nelson’s D-Pace picks up $1 million contract and congrats from BC Minister of Technology
D-Pace’s $1 million contract was won in collaboration with Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ion Technology Co., Ltd. of Japan.
It was congratulations all round when Bruce Ralston, BC's Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, recently made a quick but official visit to local West Kootenay high tech company D-Pace. D-Pace is a Nelson-based company, which just secured a $1 Million USD contract to develop and test an ion source system.
Owner and founder Morgan Dehnel started his D-Pace company more than two decades ago (founded 1995). He has grown his staff to more than 15 full-timers, as well as additional team of on-demand freelancers. D-Pace works with more than 165 clients worldwide.
“In my mind, it’s the commitment it’s taken, and continues to take for over 25 years . . . that’s a remarkable focus,” said BC Minister Bruce Ralston stated while speaking with founder Morgan Dehnel on the tour of the Nelson-based tech manufacturing company.
D-Pace’s $1 million contract was won in collaboration with Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ion Technology Co., Ltd. of Japan. D-Pace’s Morgan Dehnel attributed the project win to the excellent work from Hakuto Co., Ltd., D-Pace’s representatives in Japan.
“I’m pleased to say that D-Pace is moving towards our vision and aspirations of not only providing consulting services and individual devices for the particle accelerator market but providing complete systems that have a much higher dollar value,” Dr. Dehnel, D-Pace’s Chief Science & Innovation Officer pointed out during the tour by Mr. Ralston.
Morgan Dehnel stated that D-Pace’s success is an excellent example of a tech company thriving in the Kootenay region while working globally from a small-town in British Columbia like Nelson.
Source: Minister Ralston Twitter feed