Alex MacAuslandPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. MacAusland has over 23 years of management and operational experience in the oilfield services industry in western Canada and the United States. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Western, Mr. MacAusland was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Western from December 8, 2009 to December 1, 2013. Mr. MacAusland was also the President and CEO of Horizon Drilling Inc., a western Canadian based drilling and service provider, since February 2008. Previously, Mr. MacAusland was a Senior Vice President of IROC Energy Services Corp., overseeing Eagle Well Servicing, Mission Drilling and Aero Rentals. Prior to that he was at Precision Drilling Corporation for 15 years in various capacities including Rig Manager and Contract Sales, followed by General Manager and then Vice President Operations responsible for Precision’s well servicing rig fleet, snubbing, camp and catering divisions.
JEFFREY K. BOWERSSenior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bowers is a Chartered Accountant and has over 22 years of financial experience in the oilfield services industry domestically and internationally. Since April 2008, Mr. Bowers held the position of Vice President Finance and CFO with Horizon Drilling Inc. Previously, Mr. Bowers was the Chief Financial Officer at FracSource Inc. prior to its divestiture in 2008. Prior to that he was employed at Precision Drilling Corporation for five years, initially with Computalog Ltd. followed by three years as Group Controller, Canada for Precision Energy Services. Prior to Precision Drilling Corporation, Mr. Bowers worked for Nowsco Well Service Ltd. in various capacities including Controller of Canadian Operations and Controller of Nowsco’s Asia Pacific Operations.
Rick HarrisonSenior Vice President, Operations
Mr. Harrison has over 31 years of management and operational experience in the oilfield services and manufacturing industry overseeing large capital projects. Starting his career with Kenting Drilling in 1980, Mr. Harrison worked in all field positions in drilling and well servicing. Mr. Harrison was the General Manager of an Alberta based rig and oilfield equipment manufacturer that provided equipment domestically and internationally. Prior thereto, Mr. Harrison was an Operations/Equipment Manager of Eagle Well Servicing and Mission Drilling.
STEVEN MACNABBVice President, Health Safety and Environment
Mr. MacNabb has over has over 30 years of experience in oil, gas and services industries, 16 years in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), 10 years as a Corporate HSE manager and is an accredited Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). Mr. MacNabb was the Corporate Risk Management Manager for IROC Energy Services Partnership, a western Canadian service provider, for 4 years. Preceding his tenure at IROC, Mr. MacNabb was Corporate HSE Manager – Canada at NOV (National Oilwell Varco); there he developed the corporate HSE standard, successfully integrating it into multiple business groups across Canada.
Cordell VerweireVice President, Marketing
Mr. Verweire is responsible for business development and marketing for Western Energy Services.
Mr. Verweire joined Horizon Drilling as Contract Sales Manager in February 2009 and was appointed to Vice President, Marketing in November 2010. Along with over four years of field experience, Mr. Verweire brings over 27 years of sales management experience where ten of those years were focused in the contract drilling industry.