Ron started at the City of Vancouver 15 years ago as a laborer and enjoyed the challenge so much that he became the Trench Safety Instructor 3 years later. He took adult educational courses to help him deliver the courses and soon became the Subject Matter Expert in the Trenching/Excavation Safety field.
Ron loves to learn and found that many other associations and companies outside the City were interested in finding training on this topic. 5 years later he was teaching across BC. Ron has designed many courses around underground infrastructure construction and teaches not only the WSBC Regulations but how to do it safely within the regulations. Ron was previously an instructor for the Water & Wastewater courses across BC for Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Ron is now a supervisor, in the Sewer and Drainage Operations department at Metro Vancouver. Ron started in the public sector in 2002 at the City of Vancouver - Engineering Department working in many positions over the years he began to take an interest in safety and instruction. He soon became the A/Superintendent of OH&S and begun teaching part time for BC Water & Waste Association, World Water & Wastewater Solutions.
Recently he was part of an instructional team training in the Caribbean with the Belize Water Service through Operators without Boarders. Ron was soon recognized for his passion for better quality education and was asked to join Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in 2015 to develop and manage the Water & Wastewater and Utility Locator Education in BC, Western Canada & the Yukon (5-year commitment).
Ron is now current employed as a Supervisor of Metro Vancouver’s (GVRD) Sewer Collection System servicing 1.4 million People and continues to instruct in his spare time. Ron is also an Executive Board Member on the BC Common Ground Alliance, a member of their Education Committee and presenter for their BC Ground Disturbance Seminars, a member of the Resource Membership Committee for BC1Call and he is a member of the BC Water Sector Development Committee.