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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
Photo of John Pinsent 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).

CEO
Photo of 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.


Executive
Chief Financial Officer
Photo of Veronica Dutchak 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.


Divisional Managers
T & T Inspections & Engineering Manager
Photo of Gary Smordin 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.

Reliable Airflow Co-Manager
Photo of Doug Stahler 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
Photo of Roger Bauer 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.

Hyduke Machining Solutions Manager
Photo of Ernie Kuti 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
Photo of Rob Harsch 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.

Canwest Crane Manager
Photo of Ed Paillard 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.


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