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time. Any material changes will be updated as soon as possible.
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
Donald R. Luft
President and Chief Operating Officer and a Director
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.
Dale M. Dusterhoft
Chief Executive Officer and a Director
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.
G. Allen Brooks
G. Allen Brooks is a director of Trican. Mr. Brooks is the President of G. Allen Brooks L.L.C., an energy market and financial consulting firm since January 2005. Mr. Brooks also serves as an advisor to PPHB, LP, a boutique oilfield service investment banking firm. Prior to forming G. Allen Brooks, L.L.C., Mr. Brooks was the executive director of research of CIBC World Markets from 1997 to 2005. He is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Kenneth M. Bagan
Mr. Bagan is a director of Trican. Mr. Bagan is an independent businessman. From April 2008 to June 2011, Mr. Bagan was the President of Enerchem International Inc. Prior to joining Enerchem in 2008, Mr. Bagan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Wellco Energy Services Trust from 2004 to 2008. In addition to being a lawyer by background, Mr. Bagan has more than 30 years’ experience in the oilfield service industry including 20 years as a senior officer of publicly traded oilfield service companies.
Kevin L. Nugent, C.A.
Mr. Nugent of Calgary has been a director of Trican since March 7, 2008. Mr. Nugent is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years experience in the oil and gas industry. Since October 2007 he has been the President of Livingstone Energy Management Ltd., a privately held corporation which provides capital to oil and gas production and service companies. From 2004 to 2006 Mr. Nugent served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NQL Energy Services Ltd., which was a leading provider of downhole drilling tools. From 2003 to 2004 he was Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of NQL. Prior to joining NQL, from 2002 to 2003 he was Vice President of SCF Partners, a Houston, Texas based private equity firm specializing in North American oilfield service companies. Mr. Nugent is also currently a director of Savanna Energy Services Corp. (a publicly traded drilling and service rig provider) and Secure Energy Services Inc. (a publicly traded energy services company).
Alexander (Alex) J. Pourbaix
Mr. Pourbaix is a director of Trican. Mr. Pourbaix is President, Energy and Oil Pipelines of TransCanada Corporation. TransCanada Corporation develops and operates North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and oil pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. Mr. Pourbaix is responsible for TransCanada Corporation’s non-regulated businesses, including power and non-regulated gas storage, as well as the oil pipeline business. He is also responsible for the operation of CanCarb Limited, a carbon black manufacturing business owned and operated by TransCanada and TransCanada Turbines Ltd. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Pourbaix was President, Energy of TransCanada Corporation from July 2006 to July 2010.
Douglas F. Robinson
Mr. Robinson is a director of Trican. Mr. Robinson is an independent businessman. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Robinson was the President and a director of Enerchem International Inc. Mr. Robinson has in excess of 17 years’ experience as a director or senior officer of publicly traded oilfield service companies.
Dean E. Taylor
Mr. Taylor is a director of Trican and an independent businessman. Mr. Taylor is the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tidewater Inc. ("Tidewater"), a global provider of offshore service vessels to the energy industry. He has served as a director of Tidewater since 2001 and as Chairman since 2003. In May 2012, he retired from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tidewater, a position he had held since March 2002. Mr. Taylor first joined Tidewater in 1978. Throughout his 34-year career with Tidewater, he held a number of different positions including managing operations in a variety of international locations, and culminating in his assumption of responsibility for all international operations as President in 2001 and CEO in 2002. Mr. Taylor also serves as a director for the American Bureau of Shipping, a position he has held since 2003. He also served, from 2002 through 2011, as a director for Whitney Holding Corporation, the bank holding company for Whitney National Bank.