Garnet K. Amundson President, Chief Executive Officer and 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.
Don A. K. Webster Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Webster has over 33 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Essential Energy Services in 2007 he was the Vice-President, Operations at Dominion Exploration Canada Ltd. Mr. Webster has extensive experience with service and production companies, progressing in his career from a roughneck to a Vice-President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer.
Jeff B. Newman Senior Vice President, Corporate
Mr. Newman has over 25 years of experience in oilfield services and related industries. Mr. Newman was the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Essential Energy Services from 2008 to April 2013. Prior to Essential Energy Services, Mr. Newman was the Controller of Builders Energy Services Trust since 2007. Before joining Builders, Mr. Newman built a successful consulting practice providing transaction-based advisory and contract CFO services to clients active in the oilfield service and other sectors across western Canada. Prior thereto, Mr. Newman was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Finance for a publicly traded oilfield services company. He previously held a variety of other positions with growth-orientated companies active in Canada and abroad. Mr. Newman holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1991 and his Chartered Business Valuator designation in 1995.
Kevin W. Job Senior Vice President, Operations
Mr. Job has over 25 years of experience in oil and gas and related industries. Prior to Essential Energy Services, Mr. Job was the Vice-President, Operations with Builders Energy Services Trust. Before joining Builders in 2005, Mr. Job was the Planning and Forecasting Manager for Agrium Inc. and held several managerial and finance related positions with NOVA Chemicals, NOVA Gas Transmission, Sabre Petroleum and Ocelot Industries. Mr. Job holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (economics major) from York University. Mr. Job obtained his Certified Management Accountant designation in 1988.
Allan Mowbray Vice President, Finance & CFO
Mr. Mowbray has over 20 years of experience in various industries including oil and gas. Prior to joining Essential Energy Services in 2013 he was at SMART Technologies Inc. where held a number of senior financial roles, including Corporate Controller. Prior thereto, Mr. Mowbray was the Corporate Controller of Canetic Resources Trust / Penn West Energy Trust and Builders Energy Services Trust and held a number of financial positions at Agrium Inc. Mr. Mowbray holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1993.