Alex R.N. MacAuslandPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. MacAusland, a founder of Western, 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, a founder of Western, is a Chartered Accountant and has over 23 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 M. HarrisonSenior Vice President, Operations
Mr. Harrison has over 33 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.
David G. TrannVice President, Finance
Mr. Trann is a Chartered Accountant and has over 10 years of financial experience in the oilfield services and oil and gas industry. Mr. Trann joined Western in February 2010 as the Manager, Corporate Reporting, was appointed to Corporate Controller in July 2011, and then appointed to Vice President, Finance in April 2013. Prior to joining Western, Mr. Trann worked for Harvest Energy Trust for four years in various capacities including Supervisor, Corporate Reporting. Prior thereto, Mr. Trann received his Chartered Accountant designation while working at Deloitte LLP.
Tim J. SebastianVice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Sebastian is the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Western. Prior to joining Western, Mr. Sebastian was the Vice President Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of IROC Energy Services Corp. from January 2008 to April 2013.
Darcy D. ReinboldtSenior Vice President, Operations
Mr. Reinboldt is the Senior Vice President, Operations, and has over 30 years of management and operational experience in the oilfield service industry in western Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Western, Mr. Reinboldt was the Executive Vice President of the USA Northern Operations for Trinidad Drilling Ltd. from August 1, 2011 to October 1, 2013. Prior thereto, Mr. Reinboldt was Senior Vice President of Operational Support at Trinidad Drilling Ltd. from March 8, 2008 to August 1, 2011.
Jeff A. VathjeVice President, Human Resources
Mr. Vathje is the Vice President, Human Resources of Western. Jeff is an established senior human resources services professional with extensive experience in the corporate and consulting worlds. He has over 25 years of senior management and HR experience in the total rewards, HRIS, payroll, and pension domains. He has worked as a senior leader with major corporations such as Enerplus, EnCana, Agrium, and the Canadian Wheat Board. He also has over 10 years of HR consulting experience with Mercer and Aon Hewitt.
STEVEN A. MACNABBVice President, Health Safety and Environment
Mr. MacNabb has over has over 33 years of experience in oil & gas and services industries - 18 years in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), 12 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 four years. Preceding his tenure at IROC, Mr. MacNabb was Corporate HSE Manager – Canada at NOV (National Oilwell Varco); where he developed the corporate HSE standard, successfully integrating it into multiple business groups across Canada.
Peter J. BalkwillVice President, Operations Finance
Mr. Balkwill is a Chartered Accountant with twenty seven years of experience in international and domestic oilfield services. Immediately prior to joining Western, Mr. Balkwill held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Calmena Energy Services for five years and has previously held senior financial positions with Saxon Energy Services, Precision Drilling and Schlumberger.