LandSolutions was set on its path by the vision and hard work of Ron Vermeulen. With over 30 year’s experience in land and public involvement, Ron has dedicated his career to the energy industry. Along the way, his experiences have allowed him to be a visionary, a leader, and a mentor to many.
With an Olds College Land Agent diploma in 1985, Ron worked his way up through the ranks to Team Lead and Manager positions at E & P companies, in both Surface Land, Public Involvement and Joint Interest. From this, Ron learned that there was great opportunity for a land company to have a working culture and way of doing business that was a little bit different. From that belief, he formed LandSolutions in 2000.
Throughout his career, Ron has committed countless hours to industry associations and organizations. He received his Professional Land Designation (P.Land) in 1996. He has earned Life Member of CAPL (Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen) and Honorary Life Member of CAPLA (Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration), through serving as Board member, Director and Board of Advisor positions. He has also served on various CAPL committees, including Education, Field Acquisition and Management, Public Relations, Compensation, Annual Conferences and Scholarship. Ron is a CAPL Merit award recipient and CAPL Herb Hughes Memorial Award Recipient.
Ron’s career has given him an invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience which he freely shares. He has been a Guest Instructor for Olds College Land Agent and Administration programs, as well as the Haskayne Business School, PLM Program and Energy Studies at the University of Calgary. Also a guest speaker at CAPLA conferences and CANWEA (Canadian Wind Energy Association) events.
Ron still manages to give back in time and energy to various local charitable organizations and community-based initiatives and is a valued member of our Board of Directors.