Trevor Haynes is a co-founder of Black Diamond Group and has been President and CEO since its inception in 2003, providing the vision and strategy to guide the dynamic growth of the Company. Mr. Haynes has over 20 years of leadership experience in the workforce accommodation and modular structures industry in North America and internationally. In addition, Mr. Haynes has been involved in the launch and building of a number of successful energy services and construction companies. Mr. Haynes is Chairman and Director of Northern Frontier Corp., a Director of PTW Group Inc., Chairman and Director of Claryn Equities Inc. and Chairman of the Fig Tree Foundation. Mr. Haynes holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto.
Doug McNeill has over thirty years experience in the energy industry and is currently responsible for business development overseeing the international and domestic sales teams and inter-governmental relations. Mr. McNeill graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is also a graduate of the Corporate Governance College, Directors Education Program. He began his career with Nova, An Alberta Corporation and after five years as a design and project engineer joined Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. in 1987 as design engineer. Mr. McNeill has occupied several positions and tackled roles overseas with Stream-Flo including a two year expat assignment in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Scott Van Vliet, holds a Bachelor of Science from Montana State University. Mr. Van Vliet made a career in the cattle business working with ranches throughout North and South America. In 2004, upon his return to Canada, he began a career in the fuel business, initially working on remote storage and dispensing systems for helicopter operators. Scott’s extensive operational experience and business development aptitude has been an asset to the growth of Environmental Refuelling Systems Inc. since it was formed in 2005.
Duncan Au is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst with over 25 years of corporate finance and energy services experience. In addition to his role at CWC, Mr. Au is President & CEO of JAFETICA Capital Inc., a private equity and corporate finance consulting practice that specializes in energy service opportunities. In 2005, he was President & CEO of his own private energy service company, Richmound Energy Services L.P., which was sold to a public company that later became Essential Energy Services Ltd. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Au took on the role of Vice President, Business Development and Chief Financial Officer of Essential and helped build this public company from an enterprise value of zero to $410 million before departing. From 1998 to 2004, he held Vice President & Director positions in corporate finance with both Deloitte and Ernst & Young where he led financings and mergers and acquisitions in the energy services industry. Mr. Au currently serves on the Board of Directors of Calgary Economic Development and Board of Governors for the Canadian Oilmen’s Executive Association. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.
Wally Dumont has been involved in the oil and gas industry since 1978, originally starting with Chem Wash Industries in Devon, AB providing down hole acidizing, chemical and industrial cleaning services. Born and still residing in Edmonton, his career has involved both domestic and international business. He has been with Clean Harbors Energy Services (formerly Eveready Energy Services) since 1995 as vice president operations and continues to oversee the specialty industrial operations for the company.
Mark Salkeld assumed the role of President and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) on November 1, 2010. He brings to the position over 30 years of domestic and international industry experience. Mr. Salkeld entered the industry as an HD mechanic giving him the opportunity to work on an extensive variety of oilfield equipment onshore and offshore around the world. Over the years, Mr. Salkeld moved through a number of positions in maintenance, operations, human resources, training, quality control and procurement, taking on progressively senior roles that included a variety of overseas assignments in Europe, Siberia, and in Western and Eastern Australia. Mr. Salkeld’s extensive background in Canadian and global oilfield services and a strong desire for continuous learning affords him a depth of insight into the petroleum industry. This insight enables him to provide leadership to the PSAC membership and stakeholders within the Canadian oilpatch. Mr. Salkeld holds an MBA from Athabasca University.
January McKee is a high performing and balanced oil and gas executive whose key values are family and the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit). January joined AMGAS after having departed a promising career in the banking industry. Her quick rise through the financial industry prepared her for the leadership requirements of upper management in the Energy Sector. Ms. McKee took over as General Manager of the Alberta based oil and gas services organization, AMGAS which specializes in the equipment, service and chemical control of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in 2007. Her leadership help move AMGAS from an Alberta focused service company to a world player in H2S and BTEX control offering equipment, chemicals, expertise and on-site service to ensure optimal efficiency and tailor made solutions to customers domestic and abroad. Ms. McKee was appointed President in 2011, the youngest in the company’s 25 year history.
Tom Whalen is President & Managing Director of Baker Hughes’ Canadian operations since December 2013. Previous to being appointed President of Canada, he was Vice President of the Canadian Pressure Pumping Product Line. From March 2011 to September 2013, Mr. Whalen held the position of Vice President of Water Management for Baker Hughes where he led a team tasked with identifying appropriate technologies and acquisitions and building a global infrastructure to support a dedicated water management services product line. Prior to leading the start-up of Baker Hughes’ Water Management Services, he served as vice president of marketing and business development for the firm’s Canada operations. Mr. Whalen started his career in the petroleum industry in oil well servicing, managing a rig fleet that provided a wide range of downhole services related to well completion, stimulation and work overs. He joined Baker Hughes in 1990 as an account manager for the oilfield chemicals division. Mr. Whalen received his undergraduate degree in management and a master’s of business administration from Athabasca University in Athabasca, Alberta, Canada and is very active in several petroleum industry professional organizations.
Chris Gall is currently the Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Calfrac Well Services. He has spent the past 20 years in all aspects of Supply Chain Management such as manufacturing, mining and oil and gas and has used this background to consult globally for Bearing Point. Mr. Gall joined Calfrac Well Services in 2010 and previously worked for Suncor, Total, Chevron and Shell. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan, Advanced Degree in Management and a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University (Center for Innovative Management). He has taught senior level Supply Chain courses for the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University.
Ian McConnell graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BSc. Advanced degree. He spent the first 18 years working for NOWSCO Well Service in various operational, safety, well control, sales and management positions located in Canada, USA, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. His last position with NOWSCO was in Aberdeen as Product Line Manager Pumping Services for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The following eighteen months Ian worked for Well Flow Technologies Inc, a small private company, and was responsible for Canada Sales; and later, Operations Manager out of Houston for the Western Hemisphere. The company specialized in well bore clean-up chemicals and downhole tools. Mr. McConnell was then asked to join ProTechnics, Div. of Core Laboratories in Houston in 1998, and transferred to Calgary as the Country Manager for Canada, a position he held for fourteen years. Since then, Mr. McConnell has held the position of Corporate Vice President, Core Laboratories Canada Ltd since 2012.
John Stevens is the President & CEO as well as a Director of ENTREC Corporation. John has had a distinguished career over the past 25 years, holding titles including Director, Senior Vice President, President, CFO, COO, and CEO of fast growing organizations like Eveready Inc., NC Services Group Ltd. and now ENTREC. In 2013 John was named a Business Leader of Tomorrow: Honoring Edmonton’s visionary business leaders. Also in 2013 and 2015, John was named one of the Prairies finalists for EY Entrepreneur of The Year. John is a Director of the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and has a CPA, CMA accounting designation.
Grant Stevens, is the Founder and President of Grant Production Testing Services Ltd. Mr. Stevens has been in the oil and gas industry since 1973 and has been directly involved with well testing since 1976. He was first hired as an operator and became one of the strongest supervisors among his peers in only a few short years. Mr. Stevens left his 21 year field career when he was offered the position of President with another well testing company. In 2001, three years after accepting the position of President, the company had been purchased by a much larger firm. At this point, Mr. Stevens had found that there wasn’t enough room to implement any of his beliefs and thoughts within the organization and came to the decision to start his own well testing company. On March 1st 2001 Grant Production Testing Services Ltd. was formed and has since grown to become an industry leader in production testing services within Canada.
Clayton has over 35 years of experience in the rig business. He holds a Journeyman Water Well Driller’s Certificate and was a Partner / Manager of Stan Byrt & Sons Ltd., a family-owned Water Well and Geophysical drilling business until 1994. He then moved into the oil and gas industry with Taurus Well Servicing and helped to grow the company to 9 service rigs operating along the Alberta / Saskatchewan border from Bonnyville to Kindersley. Taurus was bought out by Trimat in ‘97 and Clayton stayed on through a series of mergers and name changes. In 2001 he moved to Slave Lake as the District Manager of Bonus Well Servicing which was later bought out by Nabors. He stayed on as a Manager with Nabors Production Services in Slave Lake and Grande Prairie until 2014. At that time, Clayton took an opportunity to move back to his roots in Eastern Alberta and joined Pimee Well Servicing L.P. as CEO. Pimee was formed in 1984 and is owned by 6 local Indigenous Communities. It provides workover, completion, abandonment and other support services to the major producers in the Heavy Oil projects of Northeastern Alberta. Clayton now lives near Bonnyville and is charged with growing the business and creating employment and opportunity to the ownership communities.
Mark O’Byrne is currently President, Schlumberger Canada based in Calgary, Alberta. In this position, Mr. O’Byrne is responsible for the strategic positioning and customer service across all service segments in Western Canada. A total of 31 years’ experience with Schlumberger, he has held many field, staff and management positions in a variety of geographic locations around the world including VP of Schlumberger’s surface seismic business based in Dubai United Arab Emirates and the UK and most recently as VP Health, Safety and Environment for Schlumberger North America based in Houston, Texas. Educated in Canada, Mr. O’Byrne began his career with Schlumberger as a summer student technician in 1984 with Schlumberger’s surface seismic segment. Mr. O’Byrne is married and has two daughters who attend University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC.
John Taskinen founded Snubco Pressure Control in 1996 and has nearly 30 years of experience in the pressure control industry (rig assist and self-contained snubbing, well control, under-balanced drilling, freeze plugging and hot tap operations both land based and offshore). His credentials include being a member of ASET since 1989; Certified Petroleum Engineering Technologist, Level 2 Snubbing Supervisor, and a Professional Technologist (Engineering) licensed to practice Petroleum Engineering in the Province of Alberta. Mr. Taskinen’s current activities are focused on developing Snubco’s business interests in Asia and Europe while overseeing the established Canadian company.
David McHattie is the Vice-President of Institutional Relations for Tenaris in Canada, responsible to improve the company’s strategic and economic performance through the development of institutional, commercial, and supplier relationships. This includes trade remedy actions, public policy development, connection with the senior leadership of Tenaris’ clients, new alliances with suppliers, and leadership of business/community associations. Reporting to the Canadian CEO, he works to develop stakeholder strategies and their implementation. He entered Tenaris in 1999 as Marketing Manager for Canada helping to open the commercial office in Canada. In 2002, Mr. McHattie took an assignment in Buenos Aires, Argentina working in the Central Marketing Department assisting with the North American business strategy. After returning to Canada, responsibility for Economic and Financial Planning was added in October 2003. In 2008, the responsibilities for Industrial Management Control were added as he was promoted to Planning Director, Canada. Mr. McHattie took his MBA at the University of Illinois specializing in International Business, Strategy, and Marketing. His prior education includes a Business degree from the University of Regina and degrees in Public Administration and History from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. McHattie sits on the board of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association and is the Chair of the Trade Committee of the Canadian Steel Producers Association.
Dave Reed started in the Open Hole Formation Evaluation segment of the Canadian upstream oil and gas service sector in 1979. He joined BPB Instruments, a three- generation antecedent company of Weatherford International and, over his six-year field career, logged wells in eight of Canada’s 10 provinces. Moving to Calgary Sales in 1985, Mr. Reed stayed with BPB through the Employee/Management buyout that begat Reeves Wireline and the subsequent purchase of Reeves in 2004 by Precision Energy Services (PES), a division of Precision Drilling (PD). In November, 2005 Weatherford International purchased the PES division from PD. At Weatherford, Mr. Reed’s career has been a mix of sales, business development and operations roles. Those roles, in chronological order, include serving as Canada Formation Evaluation Sales Manager, Global Account Manager for two key Weatherford accounts, Director of Sales and Business Development for Weatherford Canada and, since January 2011, VP Canada Region with responsibility for all Canadian activities for Weatherford.