Barry received his Honour’s degree in Biological and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Guelph and studied Post-Degree Sciences at the University of Waterloo.
Barry worked for 10 years in the labs at Grand River Hospital, and 7 years in Anaesthesia, Respiratory, and Medical Gas sales, and product and market development with Medigas and Praxair.
Barry has been instrumental in the design, development and implementation of many new mechanical, electrical and architectural products for Health Care Facilities.
For over 20 years Barry has assisted Hospital staff, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Consultants and Architects in the design of large and small hospitals, clinics and labs.
Barry is Chair of CSA’s Technical Subcommittee on Medical Gases as well as a member of CSA’s Strategic Steering Committee on Healthcare Technology, Technical Committee on Anaesthesia and Respiratory, and Technical Subcommittee on Plume Scavenging. Barry also represents Canada at ISO SC6 (Medical Gases) and SC8 (Suction Devices).
Barry conducts many training seminars for consultants and professional organizations including the American Society of Plumbing Engineers. He has long been a member of CHES and is often a guest speaker at both national and regional conferences. He is past Chair of the CHES National Conference and currently on the CHES National Conference Subcommittee.