Rick VanSant

Board Chair

Rick VanSant is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He has served as President and CEO of UV Pure Technologies, an early-stage Canadian environmental technology company, since 2002.

UV Pure develops and manufactures advanced UV water purification technology. The company has more than 15,000 applications globally, with distribution in North America, LATAM and ASEAN countries, and the EU.

Prior to UV Pure Technologies, Mr. VanSant founded and/or led many public and private companies including Moneysworth & Best Quality Shoe Repair, and several food and beverage, hospitality, service and retail goods businesses. His experience also includes traditional packaged goods marketing management. He has served as a director of several private and public companies as well as not-for-profit organizations and industry associations. He also was a member of, and Director for, the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Mr. VanSant has a Bachelor’s degree in Astro-geophysics from Colgate University and a Masters of Education from St. Lawrence University. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business’ Institute of Corporate Directors program, and the Ivey School of Business at Western WaterTAP Leadership Development program.

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