Jason Ryan was born in Hamilton, ON and grew up on the other side of the Skyway Bridge in Burlington. Jason came to the United States in 1995 immediately after graduating from university to begin a career in the industrial explosives industry, supply products and services to the mining industry. Since then Jason has moved from Ohio to Illinois, to Colorado, to Missouri and back to Colorado. Jason has served in a wide variety of industry roles including field engineering, product development, sales, supply chain and business development.
Jason earned his B. Eng. in Mining Engineering from Laurentian University in 1995, and his MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver in 2007.
Jason currently works for Orica North America as a marketing director with accountability for market strategy for commodity chemicals in Canada, United States and Mexico.