Episode 61: Don Duval (NORCAT), Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

YPO member Don Duval has spent his career blending the worlds of arts, science and education. He began with a degree in chemistry and a love for music, which prompted him to join a band.

Then following jobs as an engineer and a consultant in Europe, Don added entrepreneurship to his portfolio by co-founding a software technology company. Leveraging his own startup experience, he became vice president of the MaRS Discovery District incubator in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

After earning a masters degree in civil engineering and a university professorship, Don became CEO of NORCAT, the private, non-profit company based in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Today, he uses his eclectic approach to bring culture, innovation and training to the mining industry.

In this episode, Don shares how his background in the arts helped him succeed in business and what the business world can learn from the arts.


Guest: Don Duval, CEO of NORCAT
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music.

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.