Edward Fyfe is recognized around the world as the pioneer of the fiber reinforced polymer structural strengthening industry and he possesses over 40 patents in the field. He has worked with Corporations in the USA and internationally.
An entrepreneur and innovator since his early twenties, Edward Robert Fyfe has made waves in the worlds of business and technology for decades. His imaginative approach to science and his solid devotion to his organization's success have shaped a truly unique company.
In 1968, after obtaining a degree in engineering from the University of British Columbia, Ed opened his first company, Elastometal Limited. Elastometal Limited was based upon Ed's own invention, the Fyfe Disc Bearing, a new concept in bridge bearings for the long span bridges introduced in the late sixties.
Although Ed's company started in 1968 with the bearing program, a major change of focus occurred in the late eighties. In 1987, Ed invented and started to develop the concept of wrapping or strengthening concrete and other structures using high strength fiber. In 1988, Ed started the Fyfe Group with the idea to strengthen deficient bridge columns in California using this high strength fiber, Fibrwrap®. It was not long before Ed Fyfe's concept was making major waves within the industry. The patented Fyfe Technology has made a great contribution to the retrofitting of structures.
Since the beginning of his career, Ed has diligently made an effort to give back to society. He is a sponsor of the Del Mar Foundation and regularly donates to the poor in Egypt, a country close to his family's heart. He’s also a benefactor for many schools in Haiti and Ethiopia, were in recognition of his extraordinary contribution, a school was named after him. Ed's enthusiasm for learning has lead him to sponsor multiple students in their quest for education. He also actively works with and funds inspiring entrepreneurs.
Ed's dedication to innovation, ability to go above and beyond the typical business model, and passion for continued growth were contributing factors to him being named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 San Diego Award Winner.