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Trican Leadership Team

Trican’s corporate headquarters are located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where strategic and organisational leadership is provided by the corporation’s executive management team. International operations are supported at the local business unit level by in-country leaders.

Trican Leadership Team

Chairman

Bradley Fedora

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Chairman

Bradley Fedora

Brad Fedora

Mr. Fedora has been a director of Trican since June 2017 and Chairman of the board of directors since May 2019. Prior to that he was President and CEO of Canyon Services Group Inc. (“Canyon”) from September 2007 until June 2017, when it was acquired by Trican. Before joining Canyon, Mr. Fedora spent the previous decade with Peters and Co. Ltd., a Calgary-based investment bank focused on the energy sector, where he specialized in financings and merger and acquisition transactions for the oil and natural gas service and supply sector. He is a member of the board of directors of Horizon North Logistics and a former director of Canyon., IROC Energy Services Corp., Petroleum Services Association of Canada, and Marsa Energy Inc. Mr. Fedora holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA in finance from the University of British Columbia. He is a 2009 recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award.

President and CEO

Dale Dusterhoft

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President and CEO

Dale Dusterhoft

Dale Dusterhoft

Mr. Dusterhoft joined Trican at its inception in 1996 and is President and CEO, and a Director. Prior to becoming CEO of Trican, Mr. Dusterhoft was the Company’s Senior Vice President of Technical Services. Before joining Trican, Mr. Dusterhoft worked for 12 years with a major Canadian pressure pumping company where he held management positions in Operations, Sales and Engineering.  Mr. Dusterhoft graduated from the University of Calgary in 1984 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is a Professional Member of APEGA.  He serves on the Board of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Calgary Petroleum Club, and Keane Group, Inc. a NYSE U.S.-based well completion services company. Mr. Dusterhoft is a past Chairman of the Canadian Executive Oilmen’s Association, past President of the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers, past President of the Canadian Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a past member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary.

Executive Vice President

Michael A. Baldwin

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Executive Vice President

Michael A. Baldwin

As Executive Vice President, Mr. Baldwin is responsible for leading the Corporation's Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology/Information Systems, Supply Chain, Organizational Efficiency, and Corporate Development teams.  Mr. Baldwin joined Trican in October 1997 as Controller and subsequently served in various positions within Trican’s finance department. More recently, Mr. Baldwin held the positions of Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and of Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Baldwin was the Chief Financial Officer of Pure Energy Services Ltd. from June 2005 to November 2008, after which he rejoined Trican. Mr. Baldwin has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and Canada

Senior Vice President, Operations

Robert J. Cox

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Senior Vice President, Operations

Robert J. Cox

Mr. Cox is Senior Vice President, Operations for Trican. He is responsible for the oversight of pressure pumping operations, industrial services, water management services, technical services, infrastructure and facilities, as well as health, safety and environment for the company.  Previously, Mr. Cox was the Vice President, Canadian Geographic Region, where he managed all aspects of operations within Trican Canada. He has been with Trican since 2000, holding the positions of General Manager of the Canadian Geographic Region, Manager of Technical Services, Product Development Manager, and Coiled Tubing Specialist.  Prior to joining Trican, Mr. Cox worked with the Alberta Provincial Government in various reservoir engineering, production engineering, and management roles. His history also includes working with Canadian Fracmaster in underbalanced directional drilling with coiled tubing, and Husky Oil as a drilling engineer.  Rob is a graduate of the University of Calgary in Mechanical Engineering. 

Chief Financial Officer

Robert Skilnick

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Chief Financial Officer

Robert Skilnick

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Skilnick is responsible for Trican's Accounting, Finance, Treasury and Corporate Reporting functions and for supporting Investor Relations activities.  Mr. Skilnick joined Canyon in January 2016 as Vice President and Controller and transitioned to Trican as Vice President, Finance on June 2, 2017 with the acquisition. Prior to joining Canyon, Mr. Skilnick worked at CanElson Drilling Inc., a North American focused drilling services contractor from 2009 until the time of its sale in 2015, serving as the company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2010 until its sale. Prior thereto, he was Corporate Controller for an international exploration and production company and also worked at KPMG for eight years in the audit practice. Mr. Skilnick holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2002, and is a member of both the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and Canada.

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

David Westlund

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Vice President, Sales and Marketing

David Westlund

Mr. Westlund was appointed Vice President, Sales and Marketing on June 2, 2017.   Mr. Westlund joined Canyon on February 6, 2014 and with Trican's acquisition of Canyon, transitioned to his current role with Trican.  Prior to his time at Canyon, Mr. Westlund was Assistant Sales Manager at Trican from September 2013 to February 2014.  Mr. Westlund had previously served as Director of Sales at Baker Hughes Canada from January 1994 to September 2013.

Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Chika B. Onwuekwe

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Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Chika B. Onwuekwe

Dr. Chika Onwuekwe returned to Trican in March 2017 as the Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.  Dr. Onwuekwe initially joined Trican in 2010 as Legal Counsel.  Upon promotion to Senior Legal Counsel in July 2012, Dr. Onwuekwe’s key responsibilities included international business transactions, commercial negotiations and intellectual property.  Dr. Onwuekwe left in December 2015 to serve as the first General Counsel at PTW Energy Services Ltd.  Prior to joining Trican initially in 2010, Dr. Onwuekwe articled and subsequently practiced with Norton Rose Canada (formerly Macleod Dixon LLP) and MacPherson Leslie Tyerman LLP (now MLT Aikins) in Calgary.  Dr. Onwuekwe was formerly an Assistant Professor of Law and Society at the University of Calgary, an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at LBS Pan African University, Lagos, Nigeria, Experienced Senior at KPMG International (Tax & Business Regulatory Division) Lagos office and a Consultant to both Justice Canada and Health Canada.  Dr. Onwuekwe is a registered Canadian Trademark Agent, a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Alberta.  Dr. Onwuekwe obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) in Nigeria, was called to the Nigerian Bar, and received an LL.M and Ph.D (inter-disciplinary) from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Onwuekwe volunteers with the Law Society of Alberta, the Association of Corporate Council (ACC) and African communities in Alberta.

Vice President, Human Resources

Dawn Sweany

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Vice President, Human Resources

Dawn Sweany

Ms. Sweany was appointed Vice President, Human Resources in November 2017 and is responsible for all aspects of Trican’s Human Resource functions.  Ms. Sweany has worked with Trican since 2011 in various HR positions, most recently as Senior Director.  Prior to joining Trican, Ms. Sweany worked with Sanjel Corporation managing all aspects of the Human Resource functions for their International operations.  Ms. Sweany holds a Bachelor of Management degree and is currently pursuing her Executive MBA through Queen’s University.

Vice President, Pipeline & Industrial Services

Shaun Kelly

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Vice President, Pipeline & Industrial Services

Shaun Kelly

As Vice President, Pipeline and Industrial Services, Mr. Kelly is responsible for the financial, operational and safety performance of Trican Pipeline and Industrial Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Trican Well Service Ltd. Prior to joining Trican, Mr. Kelly has over 20 years of Energy Industry experience and a successful track record of leading multi-million dollar businesses within General Electric. At General Electric, Mr. Kelly’s career spanned geographies including Canada, USA, Mexico, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He has held increasingly significant roles including Engineering, Field Services, Customer Service, Quality Assurance, Six Sigma, Operations, Sales, and Executive Leadership, where he culminated his career as the President of GE Oil & Gas Canada Inc. Mr. Kelly continues to be an active member of the Zone Startups Calgary mentorship program, is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta, Canada, and a member of the Canadian Energy Executive.