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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

Murray L. Cobbe

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Chairman

Murray L. Cobbe

Mr. Cobbe has been a director of Trican since September 20, 1996 and Chairman since January 1, 2012. From August 1, 2009 until December 31, 2011, he served as Executive Chairman. Prior to that date, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Trican, positions that he held since September 1996. Mr. Cobbe has been in the well services business since 1974, and has overseen operations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Mr. Cobbe graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1970 with a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering (Reservoir). In addition, Mr. Cobbe is past Director and Chairman of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), which is an association of Canadian oilfield service, supply, and manufacturing companies. Mr. Cobbe currently serves as a director of Pason Systems Inc. (a leading provider of instrumentation systems to land-based and offshore drilling rigs worldwide), Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (an exploration and production company), and is lead director of Secure Energy Services Ltd. (a publicly traded energy services company). 

Chief Executive Officer

Dale M. Dusterhoft

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Chief Executive Officer

Dale M. Dusterhoft

Mr. Dusterhoft joined Trican at its inception in 1996 and is Chief Executive Officer 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.  He serves on the Board of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.  In addition, Mr. Dusterhoft is a past President of the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers, 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.

President and Chief Operating Officer

Donald R. Luft

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President and Chief Operating Officer

Donald R. Luft

Mr. Luft is President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Trican, and has been with the company since August 1996. Mr. Luft’s previous position with Trican was as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Luft was a consultant with the Company during the transition from a private company to the present public company from August 1996 to December 1996. Mr. Luft was previously employed by Nowsco for approximately 23 years. He went on to work in all of its specialized service areas both locally and internationally. Management experience included at various times, Base Management, Manager of the coiled tubing business line for Canada, Assistant Operations Manager for Canada, and the Corporate Manager for the global development of Nowsco’s coiled tubing drilling. 

Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Michael A. Baldwin

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Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Michael A. Baldwin

Mr. Baldwin initially joined Trican in October 1997 as Controller, and subsequently held the positions of Manager, Finance and Treasurer. Mr. Baldwin re-joined Trican in November 2008 as Vice President Finance and CFO. Prior to re-joining Trican, Mr. Baldwin was employed as the Chief Financial Officer of Pure Energy Services Ltd. from June 2005 until October 2008. Before joining Trican initially, Mr. Baldwin had been employed by a major accounting firm since 1994. 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 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. 

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

James (Jim) S. McKee

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Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

James (Jim) S. McKee

Mr. McKee joined Trican in May, 2013 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, responsible for global business development and corporate strategic growth initiatives. Prior to joining Trican, Mr. McKee was Senior Vice President and CFO of Saxon Energy Services Inc., a privately owned international drilling company. Mr. McKee also worked for eight years as a Managing Director at RBC Dominion Securities in Calgary, as head of their Canadian Oilfield Services and Small Cap Energy corporate finance groups. Prior to RBC, Mr. McKee was a senior executive with a Calgary-based real estate development company and an international tax partner with KPMG. Jim has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, and is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Alberta. 

Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Bonita M. Croft, Q.C.

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Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Bonita M. Croft, Q.C.

Ms. Croft joined Trican in 2005 as General Counsel. She was appointed Corporate Secretary in 2007 and Vice President Legal in 2008. Prior to joining Trican, Ms. Croft served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with Tesco Corporation, as Legal Counsel with Talisman Energy Inc., and in private practice with McCarthy Tétrault, both in Toronto and Calgary. Ms. Croft received her LL.B from Dalhousie Law School in 1990 and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class with Distinction) in Economics from Mount Allison University in 1987. Ms. Croft has served on the National Executive Committee of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, and is a founding member of the board of directors of the Inhouse Counsel Network. She is also a member of the Alberta General Counsel Association and the Canadian Bar Association. In 2014, Bonita was appointed as Queen’s Counsel for the Province of Alberta.

Vice President, Human Resources

David J. Girard

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Vice President, Human Resources

David J. Girard

Mr. Girard joined Trican in June of 2012 as Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Girard has over 25 years of Human Resources experience and has held various management positions in both the Forest Industry and the Oil and Gas Industry. Prior to joining Trican, Mr. Girard worked for 11 years at Nexen Inc. where he held progressively responsible positions, the most recent being Vice President, Human Resources – Canada. Mr. Girard is a graduate of Athabasca University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Administration. He is also a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). 

Vice President, Quality, Health, Safety and Environment

James G. Greenwood

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Vice President, Quality, Health, Safety and Environment

James G. Greenwood

Mr. Greenwood joined Trican in December 2013 as the Corporate HSE Manager.  He was appointed to the position of Vice President, Quality, Health, Safety and Environment in January 2015.  Mr. Greenwood has more than 25 years in the oil and gas services sector, including pressure pumping, drilling, completion tools, and chemicals.  Prior to joining Trican, Mr. Greenwood held technical and management roles in chemical quality control, product safety, radiation safety, environmental and quality management, and health, safety and environment.  His most recent position was HSE Director for a major oilfield service company.  Mr. Greenwood holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from the University of British Columbia, and a certificate in Business Essentials through the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.

Vice President, Technical Services

James J. Venditto

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Vice President, Technical Services

James J. Venditto

Mr. Venditto joined Trican as Vice President, Technical Services in July 2011. Mr. Venditto has close to 40 years of industry experience, most recently with Anadarko Petroleum where he held the position of Project Production Engineering Advisor. He has held numerous technical positions with Shell Oil Company in the Netherlands and in Houston, and worked with a major service provider as an advisor on stimulation technology. Upon graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1973, Mr. Venditto joined another major service provider and led a career that spanned 31 years and included positions in operations, engineering and management, as well as in an advisory capacity. He also spent five years in Research and Development as an advisor to the VP of Research for the company. Mr. Venditto began his career in the United States, and has worked in numerous international markets as well as served on numerous international committees, since 1988. He is a member of SPE, has authored articles in more than 25 technical publications, and has more than 25 issued U.S. patents.

Vice President, Communication and Marketing

David J. Browne

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Vice President, Communication and Marketing

David J. Browne

Mr. Browne, Trican’s Vice President, Communication and Marketing, has been with the Company since 1997. Prior to leading the global marketing function, Mr. Browne held the position of Corporate Director of Technology, where he was responsible for the continued advancement and promotion of technology throughout all of Trican’s geographic regions. Previously with Trican, Mr. Browne held the position of Technical Manager, Fracturing, and has the distinction of being the Company’s first Fracturing Engineer. He was also Fracturing Team Lead with Nowsco, and began his career with Norcen Energy, gaining experience in reservoir engineering and completions. Mr. Browne is a graduate of Montana Tech, obtaining a B.Sc. in petroleum engineering, as well as a graduate from SAIT. He holds professional memberships in APEGA and SPE International, and is a board member with the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR). 

Vice President, EAME & CIS

David R. Jones

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Vice President, EAME & CIS

David R. Jones

Mr. Jones is Trican’s Vice President, EAME & CIS, responsible for overall operations and growth in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Mr. Jones joined the Company in July of 2002, with the responsibility for direction and growth of Trican’s Industrial and Pipeline service line. Mr. Jones later accepted the position of Vice President, Business Development, and was instrumental in Trican’s expansion into the Middle East and Latin America. Prior to joining Trican, Mr. Jones was a senior manager for a major oil and gas technology supplier, responsible for business development internationally. Mr. Jones has close to 30 years industry experience and is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. 

Vice President, Trican Completion Solutions

Andrew A. Buzinsky

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Vice President, Trican Completion Solutions

Andrew A. Buzinsky

Mr. Buzinsky joined Trican in February 2012 as Director of Completion Systems and Downhole Tool Services, and is currently Vice President of Trican Completion Solutions. Prior to joining Trican, Mr. Buzinsky was President of Logan Completion Systems Ltd., a subsidiary of Logan International, which is a publically traded energy services company. Mr. Buzinsky has also worked for Weatherford International in a number of operational, management, and business development roles. Mr. Buzinsky started his oilfield career with Nowsco Well Service as a design engineer, and progressed into engineering management with other energy services companies. Mr. Buzinsky earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1988, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 2009. Mr. Buzinsky is a registered Professional Engineer (APEGGA), as well as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in the Province of Alberta, and holds six U.S. and Canadian patents for downhole tool innovations. Mr. Buzinsky also sits on the Board of Directors of the Calgary Aero Space Museum (since 2014).

Vice President, Canadian Geographic Region

Rob Cox

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Vice President, Canadian Geographic Region

Rob Cox

Rob is Vice President, Canadian Geographic Region, where he oversees all aspects of management and operations within Trican Canada. He has been with Trican since 2000, previously holding the positions of General Manager, 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. 

President and General Director, Trican Russia

Dan Doll

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President and General Director, Trican Russia

Dan Doll

Dan Doll is the President and General Director of Trican Well Service in Russia. Mr. Doll joined Trican as Executive Director, Operations in 2011, and is now responsible for Trican’s overall operations in Russia. Mr. Doll holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, in Golden Colorado, and has more than 20 years’ experience in the pressure pumping industry. He began his career as a field engineer, working offshore in stimulation in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, he has held various operational, marketing, and management positions, and has a strong technical and operational background in cementing, fracturing, sand control and coiled tubing. In addition to his operational experience, Mr. Doll has a strong background in international business management, having held positions in various locations in the United States, West Africa (Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria) and the CIS (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Russia).

President, Trican USA

Sam Daniel

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President, Trican USA

Sam Daniel

Mr. Daniel joined Trican in February of 2014 as Vice President of Southern U.S. Operations. In September of 2014, he became Vice President of U.S. Operations, and accepted the role of President, Trican USA in February of 2015. Prior to joining Trican, he held the position of President of Pressure Pumping at another U.S. pumping company. Mr. Daniel has nearly 40 years of experience in the industry, and has held positions ranging from Equipment Operator to President over his career. He has extensive experience in the U.S. and Mexico in both Operations and Sales Management. He initially began his career with the Western Company of North America.

Vice President, Integrated Services

Blair Albers

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Vice President, Integrated Services

Blair Albers

Blair Albers joined Trican as Vice President, Integrated Services in April 2014.  Prior to joining Trican, Mr. Albers held the position of Vice President of Canadian Pressure Pumping Services for a large international pressure pumping company.  Mr. Albers has more than 34 years’ experience in the pumping services industry, and has held numerous senior management and technical positions in Canada as well as internationally in Europe and South East Asia. The majority of his experience has been in the areas of hydraulic fracturing, cementing, and coiled tubing services, although he has also had exposure to the management of completion services, artificial lift, upstream chemicals, and drilling service divisions in recent years.  Blair is a graduate of the University of Alberta in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, is a registered professional engineer with APEGA, and earned a Senior Executive Development Program Certificate from the Banff School of Advanced Management in 1995. Mr. Albers is also past Director and Chairman of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC).