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About STEP

Leadership Team

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



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.


Klaas Deemter High Res.jpgMr. Deemter has served as STEP’s CFO since November 4, 2021, prior to which he held the title senior vice-president, finance from October 12 to November 3, 2021. Prior to joining STEP, Mr. Deemter spent 12 years with Trican Well Service and held progressively senior roles, including senior finance director, corporate controller, and as interim CFO in Q1 and Q2 of 2021. Previously, Mr. Deemter worked with two of Canada’s chartered banks in various account management and risk management roles from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Deemter has a Bachelor of Management from the University of Lethbridge and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.


Rory High Res Photo 1.jpgMr. Thompson has served as the chief operating officer since October 2022. Previously, he held roles of increasing responsibility in the Canadian operations region including operations manager, director of operations, vice-president, coiled tubing services and most recently, president, Canadian operations. Mr. Thompson has over 25 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.


Joshua Kane - Vice President, Legal and General Counsel

Josh High Res Photo.jpgMr. Kane has served as vice president, legal and general counsel since January 2021. Most recently, Mr. Kane was STEP’s general counsel, a role he has held since joining the company in 2016. Mr. Kane has practiced law for over 15 years; most of his career has been spent providing strategic legal counsel and overseeing the corporate governance for large international companies in the oilfield services sector. Prior to joining STEP, Mr. Kane held positions at Sanjel Corporation, TransCanada Pipelines Limited (now TC Energy), and Macleod Dixon LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright). Mr. Kane holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor, and a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, Canada.




Brad High Res Photo.jpgMr. McFarlane has served as vice president, finance, since January 2023. He is a chartered accountant with over 20 years of financial and leadership experience, focusing on oil and gas services for the last 15 years. Mr. McFarlane has held progressively senior roles since joining STEP in 2014, serving as controller in both Canada and the U.S., director, finance, U.S. from 2019 to 2021, and most recently as vice president, finance, U.S. from 2021 to 2022. Mr. McFarlane graduated from the University of Alberta with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.



Mike Burvill no smile Web Res.jpgMr. Burvill has served as the vice president, business development and innovation since July 2019. He served as the president, U.S. operations of STEP from August 2018 to July 2019, was the senior vice president, fracturing and cased hole wireline services from April to August 2018, and the vice president, fracturing services from April 2015 to April 2018. Mr. Burvill has 30 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.




Tara High Res Photo.jpgMs. Boucher has served as the vice president, human resources of STEP since March 2022. She has over 25 years’ experience in human resources and finance, with complementary expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and executive compensation. Before joining STEP as director, human resources in June 2021, Ms. Boucher held progressively senior roles in the finance and human resources departments at Crescent Point Energy Corp., most recently as vice president, human resources, as well as manager, financial reporting at TAQA North Ltd. and vice president, finance at Tenon USA. Prior to, Ms. Boucher worked for the audit departments of KPMG LLP and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, with engagements across a wide range of industries in Calgary and New Zealand. She is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.



Christine Crawford - Vice President, Sustainability and Communications

Christine Crawford.pngMs. Crawford has served as vice president, sustainability and communications since August 2023, and is responsible for the company's marketing and communications programs and sustainability strategy. She joined STEP in 2012 as manager, marketing and communications and advanced to the position of director, marketing and communications in 2018. Ms. Crawford has almost 20 years of marketing and communications experience, the majority of which has been spent in the energy services sector. Ms. Crawford holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary and is expected to complete a Graduate Diploma program in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability from the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto in November 2023.



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Mr. McCauley has served as vice president, operations, Canada since October 2022. He joined STEP in 2015 as operations manager, fracturing services; in 2018, he was promoted to director, fracturing services, Canada. Mr. McCauley has over 20 years of experience in the oilfield services sector and leads with his extensive operational knowledge and strong business acumen. Prior to joining STEP, he spent five years providing wellsite supervision services through his consulting firm, looking after completions and workovers for a variety of energy producers in Saskatchewan. Previously, he spent almost 9 years with Trican in progressive operational and leadership roles, including fracturing manager. His early career included positions with several oilfield services companies during which time he gained valuable operational experience in well completions.


Todd High Res Photo 1.jpgMr. Rainville has served as the vice president, sales and engineering technology, Canada since May 2021. He joined STEP in July 2015 as vice president, sales and marketing and in 2018 held the role of vice president, sales and engineering - Canada. Mr. Rainville has over 25 years of 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, Petroleum Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.



Brian High Res Photo.jpgMr. Clark has served as vice president, operations, U.S. since December 2021. Mr. Clark joined STEP in 2015 as operations manager, coiled tubing, U.S. and most recently held the role of director, coiled tubing, U.S. Prior to joining STEP, Mr. Clark served as the western region manager for Pioneer Energy Services and has extensive oilfield experience in operations, engineering and management roles with Go-Coil and BJ Services. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Louisiana.


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