Board of Directors
Mr. Copeland is an independent businessman. Prior to joining Western Energy Services Corp.’s Board in June 2011, Mr. Copeland was the Chairman of Stoneham Drilling Trust. Previously, he founded and served as the CEO and Chairman of a number of oil and gas corporations, both in the producing sector and oil field services sector of the industry. He has served on the boards of numerous oil and gas industry corporations. Mr. Copeland is also currently a Director of Crocotta Energy Inc. and IROC Energy Services Corp. Mr. Copeland received a BSc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary. He is a graduate of the Director’s Education Program sponsored by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Gartner is an independent businessman. Formerly, Mr. Gartner was the Managing Director of Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, a position he held from 2000 to 2006. Prior to that time, Mr. Gartner was a Vice President of Royal Bank of Canada, Calgary Energy Group. Mr. Gartner is also a Director of Calfrac Well Services Ltd. and Telsa Exploration Ltd. He joined the Board of Directors of Western Energy Services Corp. in June 2011.
Mr. Grant is an independent businessman who was formerly a Houston-based Managing Director of Energy Investment Banking with Raymond James & Associates, a New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) listed investment banking and brokerage firm. Mr. Grant held this position from 1996 through February 2008. Prior to joining Raymond James & Associates, Mr. Grant was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Enterra Corporation, a NYSE listed oilfield service company, for a period of nine years. Mr. Grant received his MBA (Finance) from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1966 and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Yale University in 1964.
RONALD P. MATHISONDirector 
Mr. Mathison is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Matco Investments Ltd. and Matco Capital Ltd., private investment firms which specialize in providing capital and management expertise to companies in which they have an interest. Mr. Mathison has extensive experience in restructuring and financing corporations in both the public and private markets and is founder and Chairman of Calfrac Well Services Ltd. and Tesla Exploration Ltd. Until 2000, Mr. Mathison was a director and principal of Peters & Co. Limited, an investment firm specializing in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior thereto, Mr. Mathison and two other individuals formed the nucleus of Peters & Co. Capital, a private merchant banking equity that is widely associated with numerous restructurings of oil and natural gas exploration and production companies and oilfield service companies. Mr. Mathison received a B.Comm (Hons) from the University of Manitoba and has earned Chartered Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator, and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.
MURRAY K. MULLENLead Director 
Mr. Mullen is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mullen Group Ltd., positions which he has held since 2001. Mr. Mullen joined the Mullen Group of companies in 1977 after graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree and has served in various capacities with Mullen, including the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, from 1991 through September 2004. Mr. Mullen has been instrumental in the growth of the Mullen Group, particularly in directing the many acquisitions completed over the years.
Mr. Rooney is President and CEO of Northern Blizzard Resources Inc., a private oil and gas company since November 2009. From December 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Rooney was the CEO of TUSK Energy Inc. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Rooney was the President and CEO of Zenas Energy Inc. Mr. Rooney is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator. Mr. Rooney is also a Director of Export Development Canada (a Crown corporation).
DALE E. TREMBLAYChairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer 
Mr. Tremblay has extensive domestic and international oil and gas experience in leadership roles at public and private oil and gas service companies. Mr. Tremblay most recently was the President and CEO of Saxon Energy Services Inc. from August 2005 to September 2009. Mr. Tremblay guided the management team of Saxon in the development of the organization from a small company operating primarily in South America to a corporation that operates rigs in North and South America. Mr. Tremblay was Chairman of the Board of Saxon until the spring of 2010. Prior to joining Saxon, Mr. Tremblay was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Precision Drilling Corporation and was a key member of the management team that led the growth of Precision Drilling Corporation from June 1988 to June 2005. Mr. Tremblay is a member of the Board of Horizon North Logistics Inc.
- Member of the Audit Committee
- Member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee
- Member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee