Rene Amirault was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SECURE Energy Services in March 2007 and elected a director and appointed as Chairman on June 1, 2007.
From 2006 to 2007, he was an independent businessman. From 2001 to 2006, he was the Vice President of Corporate Development of Tervita Corporation (formerly CCS Income Trust). Mr. Amirault held various roles at Tervita Corporation from 1994 to 2006, including Vice President roles in Sales and Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Development. He was Vice President of Corporate Development of Tervita Corporation or its predecessor companies from 2001 to 2006, during which time his responsibilities included business development, acquisitions, strategic planning and investor relations. Mr. Amirault has over 25 years experience in the energy industry. He held various positions with Imperial Oil Ltd. from 1981 to 1994, including marketing, project management, finance and accounting capacities. Mr. Amirault received a Certified General Accountant designation in 1984.
Murray L. Cobbe was elected as a director of the Corporation on July 28, 2009 and was appointed as Lead Director on December 9, 2009. Prior to his election as a director, he served in an advisory role to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Cobbe is the Chairman of Trican Well Service Ltd. (an oilfield services company) and has been with Trican since its initial public offering in 1996. He 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). He is also a past director of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (the national association of Canadian oilfield service, supply and manufacturing companies). Mr. Cobbe currently serves as a director of Trican Well Service Ltd. (an oilfield services company), Pason Systems Inc. (a vertically integrated specialist providing data solutions to the oil and natural gas drilling industry) and Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (an exploration and production company).
David D. Johnson was elected as a director of the Corporation on June 1, 2007.
Mr. Johnson was Chairman of Progress Energy Resources Corp. from 2011 to the sale of Progress Energy Resources Corp. in 2012. Prior to this, he was Executive Chairman from 2009. Mr. Johnson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pro-Ex Energy Ltd. from 2004 to 2009. From 2001 to 2004, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Progress Energy Ltd. From 1994 to 2001, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Encal Energy Ltd. Mr. Johnson has over 35 years of diverse experience in the oil and natural gas industry, including a background in production, reservoir evaluation and operations. He has a BSc in Petroleum Engineering, is a member of the Association of Engineers, Geoscientists of Alberta and has served twice as a Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Mr. Johnson currently serves as a director of Zedi Inc. (an oilfield services company), Pinecrest Energy Inc. (an exploration and production company), and TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. (an exploration and production company).
Brad Markel is a partner in the law firm of Bennett Jones LLP. Mr. Markel's practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. He joined Bennett Jones LLP in 1997. Prior to joining Bennett Jones LLP, Mr. Markel practiced with MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman in Regina, Saskatchewan. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990.
Brad Munro was elected as a director of the Corporation on April 23, 2009.
Mr. Munro is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bittercreek Capital Corporation, a private investment and advisory firm. Through Bittercreek Capital Corporation, Mr. Munro was a contractor to GrowthWorks Capital WV Ltd. and its affiliates in the role of Vice President, Investments from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, he was an employee of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd. and its affiliates since 1991. Mr. Munro holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has extensive experience in corporate finance and investment in the oil and natural gas and other industries. He presently serves as a director of three private companies and four public companies, including Guidex Energy Inc., which is listed on the TSX, and Winalta, Inc. and 49 North Resources Inc., which are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Munro was a director of Tervita Corporation (formerly CCS Income Trust or its predecessors) for eight years and was the lead director of the independent committee on the privatization of Tervita Corporation.
Kevin Nugent was elected as a director of the Corporation on September 25, 2007.
Since 2007, Mr. Nugent has been the President of Livingstone Energy Management Corporation, a privately held corporation created for the purpose of sourcing, evaluating and providing capital to companies engaged in the production of crude oil and natural gas or in the provision of services to the oil and natural gas industry. Mr. Nugent is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. He served from 2004 to 2006 as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NQL Energy Services Ltd., which was a leading provider of downhole drilling tools. Mr. Nugent currently serves as a director Savanna Energy Services Corp. and Trican Well Service Ltd. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Lethbridge.
Shaun Paterson is the former Vice President, Marketing of Baytex Energy Corp. and served in this capacity from 2006 to 2011 before retiring. Prior to this Shaun Paterson was Vice President, Domestic Crude Oil Marketing at EnCana Corporation from November 2002 to November 2006. Shaun was a director of Prism Sulphur Corporation from January 2008 until October 2011 and served as a director of Profero Energy Inc. from March 2008 to September 2011. Mr. Paterson holds a Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Alberta.
Dan Steinke was appointed as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Corporation in March 2007. On February 1, 2010, Mr. Steinke was appointed as Vice President of Business Development. On December 5, 2012, he was appointed as Executive Vice President, Operations, PRD.
From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Steinke consulted to SCF Partners Inc. (later Enermax Services Inc.), working to consolidate numerous independent operators providing oilfield fluid sales and transportation services. He held various roles at Tervita Corporation (formerly Canadian Crude Separators Inc. and CCS Income Trust) from 1995 to 2006, including roles in sales, marketing and business development. Mr. Steinke has over 25 years experience in the energy industry, having held the title of Superintendent for Koch Service Canada from 1993 to 1995, and prior to that, he owned a crude oil transportation business.