The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has announced that Lampman's Ron Carson, who is the founder and CEO of Carson Energy Services, has been selected as the 2013 Business Leader of the Year Award winner.
The award will be handed out at the 2013 ABEX Awards in Saskatoon on October 26.
Carson is one of the energy services industry’s most respected individuals. He leads a team of more than 1,100 employees across western Canada, a far cry from his humble beginnings as a small welding contractor in 1974.
Carson has always worked toward a singular goal – constant service excellence – through the evolution of the industry over nearly four decades. The result has been sustained and profitable growth, and maintaining character, quality and service excellence.
Carson Energy Services was the first in Saskatchewan’s energy industry to mark safety milestones such as four million man-hours without a time loss accident.
In October 2011, Flint Energy Services acquired the company, and today it operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Flint, under Carson's guidance.
"Ron Carson took his enterprise from a small welding company, to its position today with over 1,100 people across the prairie provinces who are part of the Carson Energy family," said Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce CEO Steve McLellan.
"That’s amazing growth, but the fact that Ron has kept the head office of the operation in small town Saskatchewan is even more amazing. His dedication to his home town shows commitment, and has served both the company and the community very well. He is truly a business leader for this province.”
Tickets for the ABEX Awards are available on the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce's website.