Mr. Ross Robinson

Biography / November 30, 2012

Mr. Ross Robinson, President and CEO of B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd, was appointed as Honorary Colonel of 17 Wing Winnipeg in June 2012. 

Honorary Colonel Robinson has been active in national associations within his industry. He is past chair of the Canadian Electrical Distributors Association, past chair of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating, has served on the board of the Manitoba Young Presidents' Association, and is a director of the Winnipeg South Blues (Manitoba junior hockey league). In 2002 he was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year – Western Canadian Prairie Region (Ernst & Young) and he credits his team for the fact that B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd. has been recognized nationally as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for over eight years.

He believes in serving and supporting the community as a volunteer and fundraiser, donating to many community organizations. He is a board member, director and past director, and chair of a number of organizations including the Health Sciences Centre Foundation and the United Way Major Donor Committee. As co-chair of the Neeginan Foundation Capital Campaign (Thunderbird House), Honorary Colonel Robinson led the largest Aboriginal capital campaign of its time. He has also led capital campaigns for the Health Sciences Centre (Foundations for Health) and St. John’s-Ravenscourt’s (Soaring to New Heights), and currently serves as co-chair of the Western Canada Aviation Museum‘s capital campaign in Manitoba.

Honorary Colonel Robinson graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and continues to financially support both the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg.  He is a pilot with multi-engine land and sea and IFR ratings and is an avid supporter of all facets of aviation. He owns and operates a 1944 B-26 Invader and a 1952 Harvard 4 aircraft which are both active on the Western Canadian Air Show scene.

Honorary Colonel Robinson and Allana reside in Winnipeg and enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, and many outdoor activities at their cottage on Lake of the Woods.

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