Who We Are
While we may like to draw attention to our variety of successful business ventures, we're quick to acknowledge it's really our people that make the difference. We pride ourselves in the experience and team spirit that pervade our organization. From our accomplished board, to our motivated executive and management teams, to our skilled trade and administrative workers, our focus is on delivering the highest quality goods and services to our customers.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
In 2004, John became a founding partner with St. Arnaud Pinsent Steman Chartered Accountants “SPS” following a distinguished ten-year career with Ernst and Young LLP in their Assurance practice. John currently serves as a director on a number of public company boards including Hyduke Energy Services Inc. (TSX) Synodon Inc.(TSX.V), Liberty Mines Inc. (TSX) and Enterprise Oilfield Group (TSX.V) and private companies including Innovative Trauma Care Inc., Smilesonica Inc. Picomole Inc. and IMBiotechnologies Inc John has been actively involved in a number of charities including Special Olympics Alberta, the Muttart Foundation, the Chartered Accountants Education Foundation, Catholic Socials Services’ Sign of Hope campaign, the Arthritis Society, the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis (Treasurer), the Sombrilla Refugee Support Society and Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta. John is active in a number of information, communication and technology (ICT) and biotechnology initiatives within the province and serves on the Board of Capital Roads and various other industry initiatives His awards and distinctions include ICAA Early Acheivement Award (2001), Economic Development Edmonton Ambassador Award (2002), ICAA Distinguished Service Award (2006), ICD.D Institute of Corporate Directors (2010), Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012, FCA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (2013).
Patrick F. Ross
Patrick F. Ross is a private equity investor and is currently Board Chair of Steeplejack / Westcor, a construction services company. Additionally, Mr. Ross is also an Affiliate Partner at Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity group with $10 billion in closed funds, specializing in portfolio companies requiring $100 million to $500 million in equity. Mr. Ross has extensive experience as a board member, executive management and shareholder in several successful engineering and construction related companies and as a principal partner in Polar Capital, a private equity firm focusing on value growth and turnaround situations.
Doug Bachman is an experienced corporate finance and management professional who has over 25 years experience with a major Canadian financial institution and is currently the Chief Operating Officer with Enterprise Group Inc., a TSX traded company operating in the Canadian oilfield services industry. Mr. Bachman brings extensive knowledge in credit, wealth management, team building, leadership, marketing and strategic planning to the Hyduke team.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Boris Makowecki has been an Executive Vice President of Hyduke Energy Services Inc., since January 2003 and is its Founding Partner. Mr. Makowecki has over 31 years of experience in the oil and gas service sector and has overseen the successful start-ups of two Alberta-based oil and gas service companies. Mr. Makowecki served as the President of Hyduke Energy Services Inc., from December 8, 1995 to 2002. Mr. Makowecki has been a Director of Echo-B-Canada Ltd. since 1993. He serves as a Director of Innovative Wireline Solutions Inc. and True Production Services Inc. Mr. Makowecki served as a Director of Hyduke Energy Services Inc. from December 8, 1995 to April 1, 2013.
Chief Financial Officer
Veronica has been the Chief Financial Officer since 2004 and originally joined Hyduke in 2003 as the Divisional Controller. Prior to joining Hyduke, Veronica worked at Ernst & Young LLP, first providing assurance and advisory services, and subsequently focusing on tax services.
Vice President - Operations
David has been in the industry for over twenty-five years and got his start helping a friend complete the rebuild of a Skytop Service rig. Since then he's come a long way and has been Hyduke's Vice President – Operations since October, 2007. David originally joined Hyduke as an inside sales representative with B.W. Rig Repair & Supply in July 2002 and was soon promoted to manager of the Red Deer supply store. Prior to joining Hyduke, David held many positions in the oil & gas industry, including purchasing & safety manager with Roll'n Well Servicing, assistant manager at DOSCO supply, store manager at National Oilwell finally purchasing manager with Precision Well Servicing. Prior to the oil industry David was involved with the mining and trucking industry as a heavy duty mechanic, driver and eventually owner operator.
Vice President of Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement
Marcel hails from the Peace River Country in Northern Alberta. He was parented with the Credo that nothing but your best effort is acceptable and to strive for 100%. His farm upbringing coupled with his welding background have given him a common sense approach to problem solving.
Marcel has spent 38 years involved in the manufacturing of Oilfield Equipment. He has welded in shops and field and started, managed and owned several manufacturing companies, the latest as the owner of Alta North Welding Ltd for 17 years. The last year has been spent designing a Drilling Rig Manufacturing facility in Russia.
During his career Marcel has gained extensive knowledge in manufacturing techniques, business management and financing, team building and Lean Manufacturing principles. I look forward to working with the Hyduke Energy Services Team on our journey to becoming a Global Oilfield Equipment Manufacturer of Choice.
On a personal side Marcel is married and spends as much time as possible with family, especially his twin granddaughters. Hobbies and passions include sailing, skiing, scuba diving and wine.
Interim Chief Operating Officer
Derek joined Hyduke in February, 2013 and prior to that held key management and operational positions at other rig manufacturers. Derek has 30 years’ experience in the steel fabrication business, the last twenty years in drilling rig building and repair in Nisku, Alberta. In addition to his duties at Hyduke, Derek is on the board of directors of Arsenal Energy Inc, a public oil and gas exploration and development company headquartered in Calgary. Derek serves on the audit and reserves committee.
T & T Inspections & Engineering Manager
Gary graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation he spent over eight years with Schlumberger performing well logging, measurement while drilling and well servicing at home and abroad, on and offshore. Gary was also employed ten years with Bettis Canada designing pressure vessels, welding procedures and engineered valve actuators for natural gas transmission lines and one year with Alberta Boiler Safety Association auditing pressure equipment designs prior to coming to Hyduke. For the last nine years he has been employed by Hyduke inspecting and certifying drilling rigs, service rigs, rig overhead and handling equipment as well as performing crane certifications, NACE certifications and fuel tank inspection. Gary is also registered as a Transport Canada Design Engineer.
General Manager - Hyduke Energy Services US Inc.
Alf started in the oilfield in 1987 as a wireline hand for a company out of Red Deer. Since that time he has had jobs in the oilfield from Underbalanced Drilling, Machinist, Pipeline X-ray and testing. Alf ran a testing company out of Red Deer for 4 years before starting with B.W. Supply in Red Deer in 2004 on the order desk and after a brief time away from Hyduke, he took the position he has today.
Reliable Airflow Co-Manager
Doug was literally born in the oilpatch – on a wellsite while his father was Toolpush for S & T Drilling. Originally hired in 1974 by Albert Young (owner and founder of Reliable Airflow) as a repairman he has been solving air problems and designing systems ever since. In his spare time, he achieved an Honors Diploma in Accounting from NAIT in 1991. He then spent 5 years exploring the intricacies of the Canadian tax system with H & R Block, three of those as the Assistant District Manager for North Edmonton and Northern Alberta, before returning to work with Albert Young at Reliable Airflow in 1995.
Reliable Airflow Co-Manager
Roger started with Albert Young in 1977 as a valve & compressor repairman. In January 1984 Roger joined Reliable Airflow where he repaired and sold air products including building air panel and compressor tank units for the drilling and well servicing industry. When Reliable's founder, Albert, retired Roger became Co-manager of the Reliable Airflow division of Hyduke.
Big Rig Sandblasting, Paint & Repair Manager
Bob's career started in the early 1960's as a partner of Caproco Corrosion Prevention. Bob has had many successful business ventures since the start including Polar Paint, Canada Car Colors, Fredrick Paint and Southwood Collision Repair. In 1997 Bob took the job as Body shop General Manager of Derrick Dodge. In 1999 Bob and his partner started Alberta Collision which was sold to Big Rig Collision a few years later. When Hyduke purchased the Leduc based Big Rig Collision, Bob was a natural asset to continue running the company!
Hyduke Machining Solutions Manager
Ernie's career started in June 1978 manufacturing de-icer's, compressors and boilers for Air Canada and was soon promoted to foreman in 1980. In 1986, Ernie progressed to machining aerospace products and Allan Bradley Defense parts. Eventually, Ernie became plant manager before moving to Alberta in 1996 to take up a sales manager position with a machining tools manufacturer. In this position, Ernie provided CNC equipment, training and installation for the western Canadian provinces. In December 2004, Ernie became Division Manager of Hyduke Machining Solutions Inc.
Divisional Supply Manager - Nisku
Rob started in the oilfield over 25 years ago, with 17 of those years being with B.W. Rig Supply. He held various positions over the years at B.W. Rig Supply including Shipping and Receiving, Manufacturing Purchaser and Order Desk. Rob was promoted into the Divisional Supply Manager position in 1999.
Lloydminster B.W. Rig Supply Manager
Cory Bourassa has been the Lloydminster store manager since 1999. He has been a resident of Lloydminster since 1981 and was originally born and raised in Weyburn, SK. Prior to joining B.W Rig Supply he took on many job titles including pump shop foreman, inside salesman, outside salesman, and sales manager for companies like Quinn Pumps, BMW Monarch, and CE/ Franklin. He has grown the store in Lloydminster to a 10,000 sq. foot shop, supplying to all aspects of the oil industry, even beyond service and drilling rigs. During his career he has gained extensive knowledge supplying complete rig equipment packages, consisting of everything from pipe dope, to BOPs and handling equipment. He maintains one of the largest inventory of new equipment in the oil patch. In 2010, Cory also took on the responsibility of Eastern Sales Manager, covering SK and MB. He is proud to announce that in 2013, they will be celebrating 26 years in Lloydminster, which is one of the longest running supply stores in Lloydminster.
Red Deer B.W.Rig Supply Manager
Dave’s first job in the oilfield supply business was with Charrapel Oilfield Services Brooks in 1977. Since then, Dave has held a wide variety of positions with such companies as Oilwell Taber, Franklin Supply, Jo-Ann Trucking, National-Oilwell and Crimtech Services. In 2003 Dave came to work for B.W. Rig Supply and in August 2008 he took over as store manager.
Canwest Crane Manager
Ed Paillard comes to Hyduke with 23 years of truck mounted equipment experience. His background includes extensive experience with the hydraulic and electrical systems. Ed started with Canwest Crane in 1999 and advanced over the next four years until he became divisional manager in 2003. He holds tickets in both heavy duty and automotive technology.
Information Systems Manager
A long time hobbyist, Joshua Shire started his professional career in information technology working in the trenches as a technician for a local computer reseller. He then gained valuable enterprise experience working first in desktop support and then systems administration at Quebecor World before taking over the MIS Department for Western Canada. Joshua possesses certifications from Microsoft, the Linux Professional Institute and the Computing Technology Industry Association. He also did a stint at the University of Alberta in History.
Drilling Business Development
Sandy Cassidy started in Project Management and Rig-up Supervision with Hyduke Drilling Solutions in 2004. He transitioned to Technical Adviser and Project Support with Hyduke Energy Services in 2007. His experience has been in the oil and gas industry for most of his career with a strong emphasis on building, rigging up and supporting drilling rig equipment.
Corporate Project Procurement Manager
Don's current position, coordinating projects involving our many divisions, is a continuation of his career spanning many years and many organizations. Initially Don spent seventeen years with a shallow gas & oilfield rig manufacturer after graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1975. This opened the door for additional opportunities and expansion of roles with other oilfield supply companies and turn-key equipment manufacturers located in the oilfield of central Alberta, Canada. Over the past decade, Don has spent time at home and abroad working on both oilfield and civil projects involving everything from drilling rigs to refineries.
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