Mr. Newman is a graduate of UBC with BSc 70 in Geophysics and Geology.
Mr. Newman is that rare combination of technical expertise and management skill. He has used this knowledge base to co-found four TSE listed companies: Courage Energy Ltd., Geophysical Microcomputer Applications (International) Ltd., Winstar Resources Ltd. and COSTA Energy Inc.
Ron has over 40 years of exploration and development experience and contributes a rare combination of technical and management experience. He has applied this knowledge base to co-found four TSE listed companies: Courage Energy Ltd., Geophysical Microcomputer Applications (International) Ltd., Winstar Resources Ltd. and COSTA Energy Inc.
Most notably,in 1987 Ron co-founded Courage Energy (TSE) as a junior capital pool company with initial capitalization of $100,000.Ron was a Director and also a Director of Courage Energy (UK) Ltd.In 2001 Courage Energy Ltd. was sold to Sampson Energy for an enterprise value of $172 million.
Geophysical Microcomputer Applications (International) Ltd became the world’s largest supplier of geophysical modeling software. Ron was twice nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year in Alberta and GMA sold its software assets to Halliburton (Geographix) in 2000.
At Meridian, Ron works as an Exploration Geoscience specialist, offering geological and geophysical advice to Meridian and its client companies. He has worked extensively in almost every area of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan in Canada, in addition to international experiencein most of the major geological basins of the world.
Ron holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Geophysics and Geology (minor)) from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.
Mr. Newman community contributions and personal life highlights:
Vice Chair – CSEG Foundation
President – Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists -2018
Board Member – Glencoe Club – 2015 – present – PRESIDENT 2018/2019
Board Member – Earl Grey Golf Club – 2010 – 2013
Executive Governor – OILMEN’s Golf Tournament – 2003
Governor – OILMEN’s Golf Tournament – 2002
Governor – OILMEN’s Golf Tournament – 2001
Co – Chairman – Calgary Cardiovascular Network (2002 – 2005)
Medal IM. Karola Bohdanowicza, Poland – 2001- only awarded 7 times in the history of Poland at that time
Board Member – Alberta Theatre Projects –1998-2002
President – Alberta Theatre Projects (2000 – 2001)
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists – TRACKS Award
APEGGA – Volunteer Service Award – 1991
Squash, Golf, Stamp Collecting
Five kids….3 girls 2 boys…..ages 39 to 28