Ross R. Bayus
Mr. Bayus is responsible for the company’s Canadian operations including strategic direction, financial performance, integration with Valero’s international activities and positioning in the community. The Canadian operations include 3,600 employees, a network of some 800 retail stores, 80 cardlocks, 125,000 home heat customers, the Levis refinery, several marine, rail and pipeline terminals and extensive wholesale and commercial operations.
The leadership of Mr. Bayus is focused on growth and has been instrumental in the financial performance of the company’s Canadian operations and successful expansion into new geographic areas and product lines over the last 16 years. Mr. Bayus has 32 years of experience in the petroleum downstream business.
His career has included appearances at governmental committees and enquiries, speaking engagements in various commercial and public forums, and participation in numerous industry related organisations.
Mr. Bayus has actively supported the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal’s Operation Back to School in recent years. He is a strong promoter of the very successful Valero / Ultramar role in United Way and Breast Cancer Campaigns and he is also an administrator for the funding of community institutions through the Ultramar Foundation and has promoted a significant corporate contribution to the MUHC and CHUM projects in Montréal. He sits on the Board of the Sacré-Coeur Hospital Foundation in Montréal and is also working with developers of the Arts‑études program involving Quebec youth.
With Ultramar Ltd., since 1996:
- Vice President, Supply Wholesale and Commercial Sales;
- Vice President, Wholesale and Commercial Sales;
- Vice President, Wholesale and Industrial Sales;
- General Manager, Wholesale and Industrial Sales;
- Director, Reseller Sales.
With Petro-Canada, 1980 to 1996:
- Senior management roles in strategic development and sales and distribution management;
- Early career in retail sales, planning and distribution which included terms in Toronto and Halifax.
Graduate of Concordia University (1979) with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Economic Geography – a specialization in market planning and economics. This was complemented by an employer-sponsored nine-month intensive post-graduate Business Management Diploma at HEC Montréal (1989).