Jason Burroughs was born in Stephenville, Newfoundland, and is a member of the Newfoundland Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band. Due to a serious knee injury, Jason had to put his goal to become an aspiring professional baseball player on the sidelines. For the past 23 years, after living in various countries including Mexico and the USA, Jason now calls Calgary home. A natural visionary, entrepreneur, and leader in bringing exclusive oil and gas safety products to Canada. In 2006, Jason founded Canada’s first blast-resistant modular structures company, Paramount Structures Inc. (PSI). PSI’s blast-resistant products protect workers in refineries and gas plants, who are working in dangerous blast zones. However, his greatest claim to fame is being a proud father of two beautiful and talented daughters.
Jason: Sustainability, to me, is the ability to maintain “balanced systems” that will be available for generations to come.
Jason: Yes, I’m extremely fortunate to have met Jan Eden almost two years ago at a conference she was speaking at in Calgary. She’s been a blessing in my life and a phenomenal positive influence.
Jason: It’s reaching a goal or milestone, combined with the balance of health to enjoy life’s rewards.
Jason: Conceive. Believe. Achieve.
Jason: The opportunities are all around us. Understand your strengths and your weaknesses, and position yourself around great people.
Jason: Finishing the building of my first engineered blast-resistant structure prototype in 2008.
Jason: Working a start-up through Canada’s recession years was difficult.
Jason: Technology has an immense impact on my career. I’m constantly searching for new ideas/technology to help drive my business.
Jason: I’ll be growing my current company and, perhaps, another business in the next few years.
Jason: No, but having so many friends in the industry in Alberta influenced my direction.
Jason: I believe there are a number of opportunities to help Alberta’s workforce in regards to safety and innovation.
Jason: Energy is everything and anything in our lives. We depend on it daily to exist.
Jason: I see a quantum shift in the ability to harness collective energies.
Jason: The Internet.
Jason: Yes, “LinkedIn” is a great source to connect to other professionals.
Jason: I see it as a convenience tool to access a wide range of talent.
Jason: The people I’m around daily are extraordinary. It’s exciting to be a part of such a driven team!
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