Mister Ralph Goodwin prides himself as being an advocate / an educator, who parts gladly with information to associates and new acquaintances in the belief that he will in turn benefit by initiating an environment for discovery and evolution of new services, techniques and technologies. He has chaired Touchstone Committee since 1975.
With an economics background, coupled with 4 decades in the fossil fuel industry, Mister Goodwin entered the business world through his patriarch’s initiatives. At sixteen he was sitting as Secretary-Treasurer of the family based steel fabricating and plastics companies – working throughout the night while successfully accelerating through his academics.
The patriarch, Ernest Russell Goodwin, introduced Ralph to biomass resources at the age of 12 – drawing samples from fields in northern Alberta, Canada; and, commencing a mining business. Eventually, this origination team came to be international experts and consultants in North America, Europe, South America, Russia, Japan, and, South East Asia: providing development and technologies guidance to governments and private enterprises.
Today, Ralph Goodwin works with a team of associates who provide the resources and skills of security, due diligence, economic development, political suasion, finance, resource development, community alliances, resource acquisitions, purchase agreements, turn-key contracts and asset leveraging.