James A. Banister Chairman
Mr. Banister is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of BanCor Inc., an investment holding company and the successor to Travis Chemicals Inc., a private corporation. Mr. Banister has been an independent businessman since 1985 and has served as a director on the boards of a variety of public and private companies. His previous accomplishments include being the United Way’s annual campaign chairman for Calgary and area, a recipient of a Pinnacle Award for business excellence and community involvement and a recipient of Junior Achievement’s “Business in the Community” leadership award. Mr. Banister received his Diploma in Business Administration in 1966.
Garnet Amundson Director
Mr. Amundson commenced his career in the oil and gas business over 30 years ago as a roughneck working on drilling rigs in Grande Prairie. Mr. Amundson has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Essential Energy Services Ltd. and its predecessor entities since 2004. These included Essential Energy Services Trust and Builders Energy Services Trust. Mr. Amundson was one of the founders of Builders in 2004. His diverse business experience over the past 30 years has included managerial and officer roles, at various levels of seniority, with a national accounting firm, multi-national oil and gas producers, and an international fertilizer company. His experience in the international arena included direct involvement with the Argentinean operations of Agrium Inc. and the international operations of Talisman Energy Inc. Mr. Amundson received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1987.
Michael J. Black Director
Mr. Black is a senior energy partner in the office of the international law firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. He has 25 years of significant experience in all aspects of the energy sector, including upstream, midstream and the services sector, providing counsel to numerous domestic and international energy companies. In 2007, Mr. Black received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Black is the Chairman of the Compensation & Governance Committee.
Robert T. German Director
Mr. German is the President and CEO of Horizon North Logistics Inc. Prior thereto, Mr. German was the Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Horizon North Logistics from 2006 to 2010; the Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Producers Oilfield Services Inc. in 2006; and prior thereto Vice President Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of Precision Drilling Corporation. Mr. German is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience.
Mr. German is the Chairman of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Roderick W. Graham Director
Mr. Graham was the President and CEO of ZCL Composites Inc. from 2010 until August 2012. Prior thereto, Mr. Graham was a co-founder and the managing director of Northern Plains Capital Ltd., a private equity firm. He held various positions with ARC Financial Corporation and its predecessor, PowerWest Financial, from 1991 to 2004, including Senior Vice President and Director of ARC Financial. Mr. Graham currently serves on the Board of Directors of ZCL Composites Inc., Horizon North Logistics Inc. and two private oil and gas sector companies. Mr. Graham was a Director of Technicoil Corporation from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Graham is a CFA charterholder, holds a Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Graham is a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation & Governance Committee, and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.
Nicholas G. Kirton Director
Mr. Kirton is a Chartered Accountant who had 38 years of service with KPMG LLP. Mr. Kirton also serves on the Board of Directors of Gran Tierra Energy Inc. He serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. In 1993 Mr. Kirton was named a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants and in 2006 he received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Kirton is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation & Governance Committee.
Andrew B. Zaleski Director
Mr. Zaleski is a retired senior executive with over 30 years of experience in management of transportation and manufacturing companies. Mr. Zaleski currently sits on the board of Trimac Transportation Services Inc. and serves as Chairman of its Governance and Compensation Committee and is a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Zaleski was also the former Chairman of Orbus Pharma Inc., a generic drug manufacturer headquartered in Markham, Ontario. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Technicoil Corporation from 2005 to 2011.
Mr. Zaleski is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.