Mr. Van Betuw was awarded a BSc (Hon.) Degree in Geophysics in 1987 becoming recognized for his expertise in the area of design and delivery of services formed from a comprehensive suite of geophysical experiences developed over 25 years as a manager, executive, and Geophysicist.
Early in Leonard’s career, he spent most of his time abroad for various companies from 1998 to 1992. This is where Mr. Van Betuw began forming of what will become his managerial skill sets. During these years, Mr. Van Betuw held various contract positions and consulting roles including Geophysicist for Can-Oxy in Yemen, Operations Supervision for Veritas Geophysical and Operations Manager in Canada and Venezuela with Western Atlas International. Between 1998 and 2006, Kintex Inc. was formed as a private company where Leonard acted as President. In 2006, the company was acquired and went public as Kintex Resources Corporation where Mr. Van Betuw became President until 2010.
Mr. Van Betuw consulted as an advisor with Life Sciences Institute from 2006 until 2011 when the company changed its name to Quattro Exploration and Production Ltd/. a TSX listed Junior Oil and Gas Company. In 2011, he was appointed President and CEO until 2017.
In February, 2017, Leonard Van Betuw became President and CEO of Avila Exploration and Development Canada Ltd.