|The University of British Columbia, B.Sc.||1990|
|Engineering Physics, Mechanical|
David Pires is responsible for turning D-Wave’s technology into a deployable product. His responsibilities include the cryogenic refrigeration that cools the superconducting processor to millikelvin temperatures, the engineering of the ultra low-noise and low-magnetic field environment required for processor operation, and the overall system operation and control. Mr. Pires brings with him over 20 years of experience in engineering management, R&D, and multi-disciplinary product development of high reliability mission critical capital equipment.
He spent 11 years at Creo Inc. (acquired by Kodak in 2005) during which time the company led the digitization of the printing industry. Mr. Pires was a Principal Engineer at Creo, holding various positions in engineering and management as the company grew from 150 to 4500 employees. He was a key contributor in the development, successful product introduction, and support of high precision electro-opto-mechanical systems.
Prior to joining D-Wave, Mr. Pires was the Engineering Manager at a clean tech startup and prior to his time at Creo he worked in the engineering development of medical device and laboratory automation systems at Andronic Devices and Automed Corp.
He is a named inventor on 6 granted US patents. Mr. Pires is a P. Eng. and holds a B.A.Sc. Degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia.