Since 1990, Derek Thorsteinson has been president and general manager of Parkhill Homes, which builds award-winning custom residential houses. Previously, Mr. Thorsteinson served as corporate accounts manager for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 1979 to 1986.
Mr. Thorsteinson has been affiliated with several industry related organizations including the Manitoba Home Builders' Association as president in 1993 and 2003. He also chairs the Technical Research Committee of the New Home Warranty Program of Manitoba Inc., and is also a fellow member of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and a member of the Canadian Home Builders' Association. In 1979, Mr. Thorsteinson received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with honours from the University of Manitoba. Additionally, he has a Master Builder certification, is a certified R2000 builder and a certified housing professional.
Derek A. Thorsteinson and his wife Lori A. Thorsteinson have four children, Erin, Jeff, Jamie and Jasmine, as well as one grandson Evan who is 16-months-old. Mr. Thorsteinson enjoys golfing, fishing, downhill skiing and old-timer's hockey.