John Desbiens

John Desbiens

Board Director

About John Desbiens

John is a professional engineer and has been practicing consulting and engineering for almost 20 years. John has lived and worked in both North and South America while focusing his expertise on the protection of the natural environment and human health. In addition to establishing and leading the growing Peterborough based company of Cambium in 2006, John is also Chair of the Peterborough Innovation Cluster and Vice President of the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association. John’s participation as a board member is a direct result of his activity with the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster. This opportunity to contribute in the broader efforts of the PED for the perpetual growth of a healthy and vibrant Peterborough is an exceptional experience. Throughout his 20 career, John has consistently been conscious of the complex interactions of community social, economic, built, and cultural character with the surrounding natural environment. Much of John’s work experience has been in support of dozens of municipal, provincial, and federal government initiatives that must balance a broad spectrum of interests and priorities. John brings this perspective to the PED Board. Position title: President & CEO Business/Organization name: Cambium Inc