During his time with Ormed, from 1991 until 2016, Dale took the Ormed product line from a single program focused on materials management for hospitals to a suite of products encompassing over 22 fully integrated systems covering the areas of supply chain management, finance, human capital management, e-commerce, and systems management. Some of the most notable accomplishments during this time include designing and implementing an e-commerce strategy in 1999 that would allow Ormed’s 280 hospital clients to communicate electronically with their suppliers. This functionality ultimately included sending purchase orders to vendors, allowing them to submit edits that were accepted and added to the hospital system, tracking shipping, accepting and reconciling invoices from vendors, allowing vendors to share their item catalogs with Ormed hospitals, and synchronizing those files with hospital data to streamline the procurement and payment processes. Similar functionality was used by Ormed in a contract with the Province of Nova Scotia to create a central chart of accounts for all the hospitals in the province to facilitate monthly reporting to the Ministry of Health and allow all the hospitals to be compared for financial and statistical analysis. As a result of his accomplishments, Dale was then invited to join GS1 Canada as a developing member of the ANSI X12 standard for XML and X12 data format for requesting, purchasing, shipping, invoicing and payment for goods that would allow hospitals and vendors to communicate electronically instead of using paper and faxes. Dale’s leadership in electronic communication accomplishments led Ormed to being awarded with the National E-Business Leadership Award in 2001.
After selling Ormed in 2016, Dale was confronted with a problem in the oil and gas industry that led to his invention of a patented tool for carrying hoses on job sites with greater safety and efficiency. This led to the creation of Handle-Tech and the addition of more than 20 products for multiple industries. After growing Handle-Tech to establish a world-wide distribution network for his invention, Dale sold the company in 2019 and then went on to solve completely different problems in response to a problem proposed by a colleague in the film industry. This led to the creation of a Nested Apple Box set for TransForm Grip Gear and a 3D rig to facilitate rapid camera lens changes for making 3D movies. This increase in efficiency allows film crews to complete scene changes in under 10 minutes instead of the industry standard of 2-3 hours.
Today Dale is semi-retired and works exclusively with Streamline Healthcare Solutions as a consultant on projects that utilize his skills and engage his interest.