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About STEP

Leadership Team

STEP’s leadership team is comprised of energy services experts and industry professionals.


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 30 years of energy industry experience and is a co-founder of STEP. Previously, Mr. Davis held senior positions at Renaissance Energy Ltd. and Enerline Restorations Ltd. Mr. Davis was the president and CEO of Flexpipe Systems Ltd. and most recently was the president and CEO at Severo Energy Ltd. 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 the board for CORE Linepipe Inc. Mr. Davis graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering, is a professional engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, and is a certified director from the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Mr. Kelly has served as the executive vice-president and CFO of STEP since November 2018, after resigning from the board to join the executive team as executive vice-president in October 2018. Mr. Kelly served as STEP’s lead director on the board from March 2014 to October 2018, and was the chair of the audit committee and a member of the C&CG Committee. From 2015 until 2017, Mr. Kelly was executive vice-president and CFO at PTW Energy Services Ltd. 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 executive with Trican where from 1997 to 2009, Mr. Kelly was the vice-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 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. Glanville has served as COO of the Company since its inception in March 2011 and has been vice-president, operations and COO since November 2013. He is responsible for STEP’s coiled tubing and pressure pumping operations in Canada and the U.S. In his portfolio, he also provides leadership to sales, engineering, marketing, and new technology development. Mr. Glanville is a co-founder of STEP and is a certified engineering technologist with over 20 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 Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) and serves as a director of PSAC’s Stars and Spurs Gala in support of STARS Air Ambulance. He is a former president of ICoTA Canada. Mr. Glanville received his diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.


Mr. Duhon has served as president, U.S. operations since July 2019. Previously, he held the position of vice-president, coiled tubing services and open hole wireline services, U.S., and has a proven track record of building a robust business and high performance teams as demonstrated with the success of STEP’s U.S. coiled tubing business. Mr. Duhon has over 18 years of experience in the coiled tubing industry. Prior to joining STEP in May 2015, Mr. Duhon worked at Pioneer Energy Services Corp. as vice-president of coiled tubing operations from 2012 to May 2015, prior to which he participated in a coiled tubing start-up, Go Coil LLC, from 2008 to 2011.




Mr. Thompson has served as the president, Canadian operations since August 2018. Prior to his current role, he served as the vice-president, coiled tubing services, Canada, since April 2015. He was the director of operations since January 2014, and the operations manager since June 2011. Mr. Thompson has 20 years of North American oilfield experience. Prior to joining STEP, Mr. Thompson worked for Technicoil Corporation from 2001 to 2011, where he held various operations roles, including senior field superintendent. Before entering the coiled tubing industry, Mr. Thompson was in the drilling sector with Layne Christensen Company and started out his oilfield career as a drilling roughneck.




Ms. McLeod-Hill has served as vice-president, finance since July 2015. She is a chartered accountant with over 25 years of financial and leadership experience, with a focus on oil and gas services for the past 11 years. Prior to joining STEP, Ms. McLeod-Hill worked at Gasfrac Energy Services Inc. as the CFO for two years. Previously, she progressed into senior roles in both public and private companies including Telus Corporation, HSE Integrated Ltd., and DXP Canada Enterprises Ltd. Ms. McLeod-Hill graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce.




Mr. Burvill has served as vice-president, business development and innovation since July 2019. Prior to this, Mr. Burvill held the role of president, U.S. operations of STEP starting in August 2018 and senior vice-president, fracturing and cased hole wireline services from April to August 2018.  He also served as vice-president, fracturing services from April 2015 to April 2018. Mr. Burvill has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas service industry. Prior to joining STEP, Mr. Burvill worked at Trican for 18 years, the last eight of which he was corporate service line manager, during which time he led Trican’s global fracturing and nitrogen services exclusively. Prior to that he managed Trican’s Central Alberta district that deployed coiled tubing, nitrogen, cementing, fracturing and acidizing services, and downhole tools.




As a part of the Tucker acquisition, Mr. Persad, joined STEP in the new role of vice-president fracturing and cased-hole wireline services effective April 2, 2018. Mr. Persad joined the Tucker Group in Trinidad in 2000 where he spent the next 10 years in different key roles for their operations both in Trinidad and Internationally. In 2011, Mr. Persad joined the U.S. operations as the corporate technical manager and grew the business throughout the U.S. and was promoted to the role of president in January 2017. Mr. Persad holds professional degrees in petroleum and mechanical engineering. He has extensive professional experience in drilling, completion and well intervention services.




Mr. Rainville has served as the vice-president, sales and engineering since June 2018. He joined STEP in July 2015 as vice-president, sales and marketing. Mr. Rainville has over 20 years’ experience in both the oilfield exploration and production, and service sector, starting first in drilling and completions before moving to service, and eventually into sales and marketing. Mr. Rainville is a certified engineering technologist, having spent 13 years working at Calfrac Well Services Ltd. in technical services, as account manager and as sales manager. Mr. Rainville received his diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.



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