Ron began his career with Unilever before joining General Mills Canada. As Executive Vice President of Red Lobster for General Mills, Ron was responsible for 70 corporate restaurants and over 4000 employees. During his six year tenure, Ron led Red Lobster to unprecedented levels of profitability.
Beginning in 1992, Ron became a key member of the senior Petro-Canada team with full P&L responsibility for over 700 retail locations representing approximately $1.75B of business. During his first five years with Petro-Canada, Ron led his business unit through a major financial turnaround that saw profits triple. An accomplished brand builder, Ron introduced and implemented numerous successful innovations including ‘WinterGas’, ‘Petro Points’, and ‘Canada’s Gas Station’ – market breakthroughs that continue to endure as relevant points of difference for Petro-Canada.
Ron and his wife reside in Toronto and his passions include family, travel, golf, and Rotary International.
CEOs who have the opportunity to work with Ron will benefit from the depth and breadth of business knowledge he has gained during his career and his commitment to helping others succeed.