Biography of David Bensted

David Bensted was a leader in the BC high-tech community. He founded dba Communication Systems Inc., a Vancouver-based developer and manufacturer of telecommunications products, in 1979. The company flourished under his leadership in the late 1980's, obtaining a listing on the Vancouver Stock Exchange in 1993. A pioneer and leader in the B.C. high-tech and investment community, Mr. Bensted also served as Chair of the B.C. Technology Industry Association and Chair of the National Wireless Communication Research Foundation. David Bensted passed away in November 1998.

Both of David's children are graduates of Simon Fraser University. Upon hearing of the establishment of the David Bensted Visiting Fellowship Endowment, Mrs. Meredith Bensted wrote "I know David would be pleased to know his name is associated with such a fine university in a discipline he spent so much of his life intrigued by".