R.J. (Ron) Eichel

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As published in ALS News upon receiving his commission in 1999

Ron was born in Craik, Saskatchewan in April 1968. He graduated from Weyburn Comprehensive High School in 1986. In the fall of 1986, he attended the University of Saskatchewan for a year. For the next two years, SIAST Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw was home, where Ron was enrolled in the Survey Technologist Program.

Upon completion of the technology course, he was employed by Webb Surveys in Saskatoon for over a year. Ron then attended University of Calgary, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics Engineering. Ron worked for Loeppky, Matthyssen & Associates for three years after graduation from U of C, under the principal J.J. Matthyssen, ALS. In the late fall of 1996, Ron joined Can-Am Surveys Ltd., where he is currently employed. Articles were served under Blaine L. Benson until he received his commission on November 12, 1999.

Ron's technical report was titled "Wellsite Coordinate Determination in Unsurveyed Territory. " Ron has worked in all aspects of land surveying in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

His hobbies include fishing, snowmobiling, hockey and golf.