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Board of Directors

STEP’s Board of Directors is comprised of energy services experts and industry professionals.


Mr. Freel is a Corporate Director.  He was a managing director at ARC Financial Corp. from 2016 until his retirement on December 31, 2022. 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 serves on the boards of various private companies. Mr. Freel received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Queen's University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. 


Ms. Garbutt is a corporate director. She was the senior vice-president, oil and gas/commodities for Bureau Veritas in North America from March 2019 to June 2021, responsible for leadership for a range of service offerings that cover the full life cycle of both the oil and gas, and mining sectors. Ms. Garbutt previously served as the CEO of Maxxam Analytics Corp. (a Bureau Veritas Company) from November 2015 to March 2019. Prior to that, Ms. Garbutt spent over 20 years with Schlumberger Ltd., 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 30 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.


Ms. Angelle is an independent corporate director. She has been a director of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FET), a global oilfield products company, since February 2011, where she serves as the chairperson of the audit committee and is a member of the nominating, governance and sustainability committee. In May 2022, Ms. Angelle joined the board of managers of Amp Americas II Holdings LLC, a privately held renewable natural gas company, where she serves as chairperson of the audit committee. From November 2017 to the present, and from January 2015 to December 2016, Ms. Angelle has served as a private investor and philanthropist. Ms. Angelle served as executive vice−president and CFO of BJ Services Company LLC, a provider of North American land pressure pumping services, from January 2017 to November 2017. From January 2014 through January 2015, Ms. Angelle served as senior vice−president, supply chain for Halliburton Company, responsible for global procurement, materials, logistics and manufacturing. From April 2003 through December 2013, Ms. Angelle served in various finance and accounting roles for Halliburton, including senior vice−president and chief accounting officer, and vice−president of investor relations. Before joining Halliburton in April 2003, Ms. Angelle worked for 15 years in the audit department of Ernst & Young LLP, where she specialized in serving large, multinational public companies and provided technical accounting and consultation to clients and other professionals. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s College (Notre Dame) and is a certified public accountant in Texas and a certified management accountant. She holds a certificate in Cyber Security Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University. Ms. Angelle serves on various charitable organizations, including on the board of directors and on the executive committees of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and Junior Achievement USA. Ms. Angelle is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) distinguished Board Leadership Fellows and is NACD Directorship CertifiedTM.


Mr. Harbilas is the Executive Vice-President and CFO at AltaGas Ltd. ("AltaGas") (energy infrastructure) since June 2019 and is responsible for AltaGas' finance, treasury, corporate development and capital market functions. Prior to joining AltaGas, Mr. Harbilas was the Executive Vice-President and CFO at Enerflex Ltd. ("Enerflex") and its predecessor (oil and gas) from 2007 to May 2019, 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 CFO of Fortis Alberta Inc. (utilities).  Previously, he held senior positions in various financial capacities at SNC-Lavalin Group (engineering and construction) and AltaLink Management Ltd. (utilities). 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. 


Mr. Skehar joined Lucero Energy Corp. (formerly PetroShale Inc.), as Chief Operating Officer pursuant to the recapitalization of the organization in January 2022, and his responsibilities include oversight of capital deployment in connection with drilling, completions, facilities and infrastructure; the operations, engineering, and geotechnical department, Health, Safety, and Environment, as well as field operations and production management. He has almost 30 years of oil and gas experience in leadership and operational roles most recently as president and CEO of Bonavista Energy Corporation, (“Bonavista”) (oil and gas) which he held between December 2012 to October 2020. Mr. Skehar joined Bonavista in November 1999 as a production engineer and was promoted to the position of president and COO in November 2008. He started his career in 1994 as an operations engineer at Fletcher Challenge Energy Ltd. (oil and gas) and, prior to joining Bonavista, held both production and exploration 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 served as a director of Bonavista from December 2012 to October 2020, and currently serves on the board of trustees with the Engineering Advancement Trust, College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.


Mr. Gackle is a managing director at ARC Financial Corp. and leads its oilfield service investment team. Since joining ARC Financial Corp. 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 serves on the boards of various private energy service and manufacturing companies as well as KidSport Society of Calgary. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary, is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder, and is a certified director from the Institute of Corporate Directors.



Steve Glanville High Res.jpgMr. Glanville has served as STEP’s president and CEO since October 2022. Since the company's inception in March 2011, he held the role of COO and was appointed president in July 2021. Mr. Glanville is a co-founder of STEP and is a certified engineering technologist with 30 years of oilfield experience. Mr. Glanville’s background includes 10 years with Schlumberger Limited working with the company’s North American oilfield services divisions, and seven years with Sanjel managing the Canadian coiled tubing and nitrogen business unit. Most recently, he spent two years with Calfrac as manager of the Canadian coiled tubing division. Mr. Glanville currently sits on the board of the Enserva Association (formerly the Petroleum Services Association of Canada) and serves as a director of Enserva’s Stars and Spurs Gala in support of STARS Air Ambulance. He is a former president of the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association, Canadian Chapter (ICoTA). Mr. Glanville received his diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

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