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Ronald Digby Nelson

Ronald Digby Nelson, Canadian food products executive, accountant.

Background

  • Nelson, Ronald Digby was born on December 31, 1935 in Sunderland, England. Came to the United States, 1984. Son of Ronald Digby and Muriel (Spark) Nelson.

  • Education

    • Chartered accountant, Queens University, Kinston, Ontario, Canada, 1964. Registered industrial accountant, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

    Career

    • Management trainee Reynold International Inc., Bermuda and Europe, 1960-1963. General manager Aluminum Company of Canada, Toronto and Montreal, 1963-1969. Vice president, controller Evans Products Company Ltd., Vancouver, Canada, 1969-1973.

      Vice president, finance and administration, treasurer, secretary Weyerhaeuser (Canada) Ltd. and Affiliates, Canada, 1973-1977. Vice president project control Foothills Pipelines (Yukon) Ltd., Calgary, Canada, 1977-1981. Vice president, general manager Enron Corporation, Calgary, Omaha, Houston, 1981-1987.

      Chief Financial Officer, secretary, senior vice president The Scoular Company and Affiliates, Omaha, 1987-1991. Also board directors. President, secretary Gourmet Popping Corn Company, Omaha, 1990-1991.

      Also board directors. Vice president, Chief Financial Officer Calgary Overseas Development Company, Cyprus, since 1992, CIBIR Overseas Mgnt. Limited, Cyprus, since 1992.

      Treasurer Neft Services Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, since 1992. Treasurer Children's Square, United States of America, Tax Executive Institute, Pulsar Resources, Inc, Piccadily Productions, Project Management Institute of Alberta, Finance Executive Institute. Advisory board directors Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, 1990.

      President Qualinda Ltd. Managing director Hurricane Hydrocarbons Ltd., Examination Management Services, Inc. Ltd.; board directors Canada Foremost Ltd., Advance Air Ltd., Konex Engineering Ltd.

      Board directors, treasurer Taron Corporation, Omaha, Taron Holdings, Calgary.

    Membership

    Board directors, chairman workplace giving United Arts Omaha, since 1990. Member committee chairman Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, 1980, 81, 82. Chairman Calgary group committee Boy Scouts Canada.

    Member Petroleum Accountants Society of Western Canada (board directors, vice president), Association of Chartered Accountants of Calgary (past president, board directors), Institute Chartered Accountants of Ontario, Society Industrial Accountants of Canada, Omaha Cub, Westroads Club, International Wine and Food Society, Rotary.

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, hiking, travel, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Renee Carmen Sauvageau, April 18, 1963. Children: Ronald Digby, Tania Marie.
    • father: Ronald Digby Nelson
    • mother: Muriel (Spark) Nelson
    • spouse: Renee Carmen Sauvageau
    • children: Ronald Digby Nelson
    • Tania Marie Nelson
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    Born December 31, 1935
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Queens University
    • 1967
      McMaster University
    • 1960 - 1963
      Management, trainee Reynold International Incorporated
    • 1963 - 1969
      general manager, Aluminum Company of Canada
    • 1969 - 1973
      vice president, Evans Products Company Limited
      Vancouver, Washington, United States
    • 1969 - 1973
      controller, Evans Products Company Limited
      Vancouver, Washington, United States
    • 1973 - 1977
      vice president
    • 1977 - 1981
      vice president, project control Foothills Pipelines (Yukon) Limited
      Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • 1981 - 1987
      vice president, Enron Corporation
      Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • 1981 - 1987
      general manager, Enron Corporation
      Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • 1990 - 1991
      president, Gourmet Popping Corn Company
      Omaha, Nebraska, United States
    • 1990 - 1991
      secretary, Gourmet Popping Corn Company
      Omaha, Nebraska, United States
    • 1992
      vice president
      Cyprus
    • 1992
      vice president
      Cyprus
    • 1992
      treasurer, Neft Services Limited
      Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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