Daniel Friedmann is currently Chairman of the board of Carbon Engineering , a company focused on making low carbon fuels. Previously he was CEO of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates , "Canada's largest space systems company" and the world's largest commercial communications satellite manufacturer, for 20 years, until May 2016. He is a professional engineer and holds a master's in engineering physics. He has worked for 37 years in the space industry, including being involved with NASA and other major space agencies and participating on key projects from the Hubble space telescope to Mars missions. Friedmann has published papers on space industry topics and cosmology, as well as on the correlation between Biblical teachings and scientific theory.
His work on reconciling the biblical account with scientific observation, using his biblical clock formula, has been reported in the Ideacity conference , National Post , Toronto Star , and many other publications and conferences. He has written four books on the confluence of science and religion. He has also spoken widely on his work to the general public, in schools and at various religious and spiritual gatherings.
Friedmann was selected as a 2015/2016 Brendan Wood TopGun CEO in Canada for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. In 2016, Friedmann was one of the first recipients of a Dean's Medal of Distinction from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Applied Science, in recognition of his superb achievements.