Mr. Davis has served as CEO and a director of STEP since its inception in March 2011 and was also appointed president in December 2013. Mr. Davis is a professional engineer with over 25 years of energy industry experience and is a co-founder of STEP. Previously, Mr. Davis held senior positions at Renaissance Energy Ltd. (oil and gas) and Enerline Restorations Ltd. (oil and gas). Mr. Davis was the president and CEO of Flexpipe Systems Ltd. (oil and gas) and most recently was the president and CEO at Severo Energy Ltd. (oil and gas). Mr. Davis served as a board member with the Impact Society (non-profit) until September 2017, previously holding the position as chair of the board. Mr. Davis is currently the chair of theboard for CORE Linepipe Inc. (oil and gas). Mr. Davis graduated from the University of Alberta (1988) with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and is a certified director from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Freel has been a managing director at ARC Financial Corp. (energy-focused private equity manager) since 2016. Mr. Freel joined ARC Financial Corp. in 1998, with over two decades of oilfield services industry experience in engineering and investment roles, including nine years with Schlumberger Ltd. (oil and gas). In addition, Mr. Freel serves on the boards of various private companies. He also sits as the chair of the board for the Impact Society (non-profit). Mr. Freel received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Queen’s University (1986) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto (1997).
Mr. Gackle joined ARC Financial Corp. (energy-focused private equity manager) in 2004 and is currently a senior vice-president focused on the oilfield service sector. Since joining ARC in 2004, Mr. Gackle’s role has transitioned from analytical support roles to responsibilities ranging from deal origination and structuring, to due diligence, execution, strategic development and investment monitoring. Mr. Gackle holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary (2005), is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder and is a certified director from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Skehar is currently president and CEO of Bonavista Energy Corporation (“Bonavista”) (oil and gas), and brings over 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Skehar joined Bonavista in November 1999 as a production engineerand was promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer (“COO”) in November 2008 and to his current position in December 2012. He started his career in 1994 as an operations engineer at Fletcher Challenge Energy Limited (oil and gas) and, prior to joining Bonavista, held both production and exploitation positions at Renaissance Energy Ltd. (oil and gas) and Probe Exploration Inc. (oil and gas). Mr. Skehar graduated from the University of Saskatchewan (1994) with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Skehar is also a director of Bonavista.
Mr. Kelly is an independent businessman. From 2015 until 2017, Mr. Kelly was executive vice-president and CFO at PTW Energy Services Ltd. (“PTW”) (oilfield services), a private electric and instrumentation services company with operations spanning North America. From 2013 until joining PTW, Mr. Kelly was the president of Hogarth Ventures Ltd. (oil and gas) where he provided consulting and advisory services to clients involved in the energy sector. From 1997 until 2013, Mr. Kelly served as an executive with Trican Well Service Ltd. (“Trican”) (oil and gas); from 1997 to 2009, Mr. Kelly was thevice-president, finance and CFO, followed by the position of senior vice-president, EAME and CIS where he oversaw Trican’s international operations until his departure in 2013. Mr. Kelly graduated from the University of Calgary (1988) with a Bachelor of Commerce. He is a chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, and is a certified director from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Harbilas has served as director of the Company since May 2017. Mr. Harbilas is the executive vice-president and chief financial officer at Enerflex and is responsible for overseeing and providing leadership and all financial affairs, reporting and corporate governance of Enerflex. Prior to joining Enerflex, Mr. Harbilas was vice-president, finance and chief financial officer of Fortis Alberta Inc. Previously, he held senior positions in various financial capacities at SNC-Lavalin Group and AltaLink Management. Mr. Harbilas holds a Bachelor of Commerce and graduate diploma in accounting from Concordia University (1996). He is a chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, the Ordre des comptable agrees du Québec and Financial Executive Institute.
Ms. Garbutt has been the CEO at Maxxam Analytics Corp. (analytical services and solutions) since November 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Garbutt spent over 20 years with Schlumberger Ltd. (oilfield services), including as president of Schlumberger Canada. Earlier in her career, Ms. Garbutt held technology positions with several service firms, always with a focus on applied technology. She has over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Ms. Garbutt previously served as a member of the Government of Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council and on the board of directors’ of Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada, Petroleum Services Association of Canada, C.E. Franklin and Absolute Completions. Ms. Garbutt holds a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University (1999).
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At STEP Energy Services, we are proud of our unique corporate culture. It’s what sets us apart from the competition and has helped us quickly become one of the fastest growing service companies in the energy industry. We are focused on providing a level of client service that hasn’t been seen before.