Ron Collette has dedicated his entire career to the mining industry, as mining engineer, project manager, executive, entrepreneur, explosives distributor and more. Over the years, he has gained a wide range of expertise in both underground and open pit mines and large-scale contract management, overseeing everything from feasibility studies, mine and quarry management to procurement and safety.
Ron first came to Saskatoon in 1984, founding Collette Mining and Industrial Services. He sold Collette Industrial in 2001, moving on to start Minetec Sales Inc. in 2002. He adopted the role of Vice President at Tron Power in 2007 and soon after negotiated the sale of Minetec to English River First Nation. After positions as Area Manager with Thyssen Mining and Associated Mining Construction’s potash expansion projects, Ron returned to the mine supply industry in the fall of 2013, as Vice President of Minetec.