David Horsman’s name is inscribed on the wall of honor at the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary, Alberta, as he is recognized as a founding benefactor of the institution.
Marquis Who’s Who has included David Horsman among its list of distinguished individuals for his dedication and achievements in the field of business. Mr. Horsman is a successful business owner who founded Horsman Investments and has ample opportunities to enjoy the warm Florida winters by being a snowbird from Ontario to The Villages, Florida.
Before establishing his current business, Mr. Horsman was the founder, owner, and president of Canflexographics Inc. He had the privilege of working with Carint srl, Fischer and Krecke, JM Heaford, Harper Corporation, Dover Flexo Electronics, Norcross Corporation, Harris and Bruno, Comco, and Mark Andy’s commission sales associates in the Flexographic Printing industry. He worked with legends such as Luigi and Margaret Carraro, Hartmut Roessler, Phil Holmes, Bill Mason, Ken Ekola, Lester Poole, Nick Bruno, Ron and Katherine Harper, Denny McGee, Roy Webb, and John Heaford.
He learned the Flexographic Printing Process during his years of working at Industrial Bags/Sacs Industriels, Inc. in Montreal, where he grew up. From 1969 to 1975, he worked at the plant, gaining valuable education, expertise, and maturity. Before starting his own venture, he worked for a defunct printing supply distributor and made sales.
Mr. Horsman became grateful to Bob Ditzler for signing his first equipment contract with the American Roller Company in 1987. Throughout his career, he was a very active member of the Flexographic Technical Association, speaking and chairing many forum sessions, workshops, and roundtables. He served as a Board member and the Board of Trustees before becoming its Chair from 1997 to 2000. He had the distinction of being only one of two people who ever chaired an Annual FTA Forum twice.
In acknowledgment of his devotion to the Association and the Flexographic Printing Industry, Mr. Horsman was awarded the Distinguished Service and President’s Award in 2000. He was its youngest ever inductee when he was inducted into the Flexographic Technical Association Hall of Fame in 2001. Mr. Horsman has been recognized in the 2000 and 2001 International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs Publications.
Mr. Horsman has contributed to the community by coaching lacrosse and curling. He was an administrator of a senior men’s golf league. Mr. Horsman is proud of his sports achievements. He played and qualified in three Ontario Curling Association Provincial Championships; coached three Junior OCA Provincial Championships (winning The John Deere Schoolboy Championship in 1993); coached a ladies curling team from Illinois and Wisconsin for five years, culminating in a berth at the US Olympic Trials in 2005, amongst many other achievements. He was also a box lacrosse coach and won an Ontario Lacrosse Association Championship in 1992, which earned him a Citizen’s award from the City of Brampton.
His devotion to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame saw him recognized as a founding benefactor to the institution, and his name is on its wall of honor in Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Horsman cares about his appearance, and his red and vivid wardrobe displays his pride in being Canadian.
Mr. Horsman looks back on his career and believes that luck played a significant role in his success. He is married and has two children and two grandchildren.
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