President, The Playground Guys
Ron first got involved in the Playground Industry back in 1984. As a strong believer in the importance of children having fun outdoors, he quickly became passionate about playgrounds and the use of public spaces. With over 25 years of experience and being a certified playground inspector, he has become an authority on accessibility in play spaces. He has supervised over 600 volunteer installations, and also serves as a supervisor on KaBOOM projects throughout Canada.
As a father and proud "Poppa" to 5 grandchildren he has become a strong activist in playground safety, while still allowing for children to have exciting, thought provoking play challenges. Now that he has reached "Seniority", he has also become interested in senior health issues embarking on a strong interest in providing fitness solutions for older adults to help battle rising obesity and associated health issues. As he travels around Canada he feels great pride seeing children of all ages, their parents and grandparents playing on equipment that we have designed and supplied over the years, bringing truth to the phrase "The World needs Play"!
Aside from his passion for playgrounds, Ron is a UK Veteran and strongly involved in his community as a life member of Kinsmen where he once was the Deputy Governor. He is also the Director of Olds Golf Club, and is called a golf fanatic by some.
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