Mr. Davis has served as chief executive officer and a director of the Company 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 the Company. Previously, Mr. Davis held senior positions at Renaissance Energy Ltd. and Enerline Restorations Ltd. Mr. Davis was the president and chief executive officer of Flexpipe Systems Ltd. and most recently was the president and chief executive officer at Severo Energy Ltd. Mr. Davis serves as a board member with the Impact Society, previously holding the position as chairman of the board. Mr. Davis is currently the chairman of the board for CORE Linepipe. 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 served as a director of the Company since its inception in March 2011. Mr. Freel has been a managing director at ARC Financial Corp. 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. In addition, Mr. Freel sits as the chairman of the board for the Impact Society. Mr. Freel received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Queen’s University (1986) and an MBA from the University of Toronto (1997).
Mr. Gackle has served as a director of the Company since its inception in March 2011. Mr. Gackle joined ARC Financial Corp. in 2004 and is currently a vice-president focused on the oilfield service sector. Since joining 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 CFA charterholder, and is a certified director from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Skehar has served as a director of the Company since June 2012. Mr. Skehar is currently president and chief executive officer of Bonavista, and brings over 18 years of E&P experience. Mr. Skehar joined the Bonavista team in November 1999 as a production engineer and was promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer in November 2008 and to his current position in December 2012. He started his career in 1994 as an operations engineer at Fletcher Challenge and, prior to joining Bonavista, held both production and exploitation positions at Renaissance Energy Ltd. and Probe Exploration Inc. Mr. Skehar graduated from the University of Saskatchewan (1994) with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Kelly has served as a director of the Company since March 2014. Mr. Kelly is the executive vice-president and chief financial officer at PTW, 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. 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”); from 1997 to 2009, Mr. Kelly was the vice-president, finance and chief financial officer, 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.
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 served as director of the Company since May 2017. Ms. Garbutt has been the chief executive officer at Maxxam Analytics Corp. since November 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Garbutt spent over 20 years with Schlumberger, including as president of Schlumberger Canada. With over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Ms. Garbutt has also held technology positions with several service firms, always with a focus on applied technology. Ms. Garbutt currently serves as a member of the Government of Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council and was previously 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.
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