Rod is a professional engineer who graduated from University of Calgary with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1972. He has spent his lengthy career in the oil & gas business as both and engineer and business leader. He has been the driving force behind several EPCM companies, culminating today in Lauren Services. Rod offers extensive expertise in both EPC and EPCM environments. Core areas of focus include, pipelines and transmission lines, well sites, compression, gas processing facilities, conventional oil, heavy oil, SAGD, enhanced oil recovery, terminals, maintenance and turnaround projects.
Rod’s work has spanned North America, South America, China, the UK, Oman, Yemen and the Caribbean. Rod is also an active director with Gitpo LP, a partnership with a majority indigenous owned share that has a mission to expand the capacity and capabilities of indigenous companies and contractors, and to increase the participation of First Nations and their people in the execution of projects on traditional territories.