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.
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”) (the national 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
Dale M. Dusterhoft
Chief Executive Officer
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 and on the Industry
Advisory Board of the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary.
Donald R. Luft
President and Chief Operating Officer
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 coil tubing business line for Canada, Assistant Operations Manager
for Canada, and the Corporate Manager for the global development of Nowsco’s
coil tubing drilling.
Michael A. Baldwin
Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
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.
James (Jim) S. McKee
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
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.
Bonita M. Croft, Q.C.
Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
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 serves on the National Executive Committee of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and the board of directors of the Inhouse Counsel Network. She is 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.
Steve J. Redmond
Vice President, Quality, Health, Safety and Environment
Mr. Redmond is Vice President, Quality, Health, Safety and Environment and has been
with the company since July 1999. Mr. Redmond brings more than 30 years of experience
in operations, HS&E and HR in Canada, USA, Russia, the Middle East and Southeast
Asia. Previous roles within Trican include Manager, HS&E and General Manager,
Human Resources and HS&E. For 20 years prior to joining Trican, Mr. Redmond
held several operational and management positions in various service lines as well
as Health, Safety, Environment and Training with Fracmaster and Nowsco.
David J. Girard
Vice President, Human Resources
Mr. Girard joined Trican in June of 2012 as Vice President, Human Resources. Mr.
Girard has over 23 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
James J. Venditto
Vice President, Technical Services
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 this company. Mr.
Venditto began his career in the United States, and has worked in numerous international
markets since 1988.
David J. Browne
Vice President, Communication and Marketing
Mr. Browne, Trican’s Vice President, 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 memberships in APEGGA, SPE International and CADE.
David R. Jones
Vice President, EAME & CIS
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 25 years industry experience and is a graduate of
the University of Saskatchewan.
Vice President, Canadian Geographic Region
Mr. Cox is Vice President, Canadian Geographic Region, where he oversees all aspects
of management and operations within Trican Canada. Mr. Cox 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 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 is a professional engineer with 20 years’ experience in the pressure pumping industry. He began his career as a field engineer, working offshore in the Gulf of Mexico in 1991. Since then, he has held various operational, technical and marketing 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, having worked in the United States, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Russia.
Robert C Hoskins
President, Trican USA
Robert Hoskins joined Trican in 2014 as President, Trican USA. Mr. Hoskins has been employed in the Pressure Pumping sector since 1985, most recently in the role of “President, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Facilities” at a large international pressure pumping company. Prior to that, he held a number of increasingly responsible positions at another large, multi-national pressure pumping company. Over his career, Mr. Hoskins’ roles have included Country Manager; Engineering Manager; Technical Operations and Training Manager; Director, International Well Service Operations; and VP Global Assets. His various roles have also taken him abroad, mostly to Asia. Mr. Hoskins holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University.
Andrew A. Buzinsky
Vice President, Trican Completion Solutions
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 US and Canadian patents for downhole tool innovations.
Vice President, Integrated Services
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).