Welcome! My name is Shawn Rana and I am a seasoned Senior Executive and Consultant with 26 years of success in manufacturing, fertilizers, oil and gas, and agrichemicals. I currently reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba. Since then, I have had numerous roles ranging from plant manager and engineering/projects manager all the way to President and CEO of different companies in the fertilizer industry. Leveraging extensive domestic and international experience in finance, operations, engineering, and building, I am a valuable asset and recognized expert in ammonia and nitrogen fertilizer projects and plant management. Throughout my executive career, I have held leadership positions at Fortigen LLC; Iowa Fertilizer Company; Austin Powder Company; and Agrium. I have been responsible for founding and leading multi-billion-dollar companies from the ground up.
I am talented in recruiting high achievers, running manufacturing operations, and driving on-time delivery of critical/high priority projects spanning functional areas. I have the ability to collaborate with BODs to plan and refine corporate vision to protect company’s future state in competitive markets. I am looking to pass this knowledge on to the next generation and hope that you all can take something away from my writing.
Some standouts in my career include: piloting construction of the first world-scale, greenfield nitrogen fertilizer facility built in US in more than 25 years — recognized as one of the most innovative and efficient manufacturing plants in the nation and opening the door to China and sourced clients and contacts through identifying company to acquire for packaging/blending operations and performed financial due diligence for $50M purchase to help future proof APC in market.