Neal received his dental technician license in 1981 after graduating from Dental Technology at Vancouver Community College in 1979. He is President and General Manager of Protec Dental Laboratories Ltd., and is in charge of administration, human resources and marketing. Neal was recently elected as a director and board member of the Cal-Lab Group, an International Association of Dental Laboratories.
A strong advocate for education, Neal stays informed of industry advancements through continued education in all areas of dentistry. In March 2005, Neal received a "Certificate of Appreciation Award" from the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia recognizing his valuable contribution to the industry. Neal initiated a project in 2008 to allow Protec to begin the process of embracing and integrating new technology in the laboratory. Through this process the company has become an international leader in digital dentistry manufacturing techniques.