Ron is the National Director for GO Productivity and focuses his efforts on building partnerships and projects in various regions from BC to Ontario to Atlantic Canada. Ron strives to work with key provincial and regional stakeholders to facilitate the engagement of companies on their productivity journey, and to provide ongoing coaching and advisory through the delivery of GO Productivity’s tools and services.
Ron is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and gained experience in manufacturing working as a process engineer in various sectors including food, pharmaceutical, metallurgy, and electronics before making a shift to business development.
In 2003, Ron moved to South Africa to continue the development of Canadian Alliance for Business in South Africa (CABSA), a project aimed at developing long-term business partnerships between the two nations. Upon his return to Canada, Ron worked as a Director with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), running a series of projects including Energy Connections (building up manufacturing capacity in the wind, solar, oil and gas, and nuclear sectors), and building the Enterprise Europe Network’s Canadian chapter.