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Board of Directors

TRENT BOEHMDirector [2]

Mr. Boehm has held leadership positions at Canadian investment banks over the course of the last 22 years. Most recently Mr. Boehm held the position of Vice Chairman and Head of Energy Sales and was a member of the executive committee at Stifel Nicolaus Canada which operates under the brands Stifel FirstEnergy and Stifel GMP in Canada. From 2016 to 2019, Mr. Boehm served as a Managing Director and Head of Energy Sales and member of the executive committee at Canadian public company, GMP Capital. This role commenced when GMP successfully acquired employee-owned FirstEnergy Capital in 2016. From 2002 to 2016 Mr. Boehm was a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at FirstEnergy Capital, where he was an integral part of the leadership team that built this privately held firm into a widely respected authority on the energy sector. Mr. Boehm holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation in addition to a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.


Ms. Cebuliak is Senior Vice President, Legal at the OEG Inc. In this capacity, among other duties, she is responsible for acquisitions across all OEG Inc. divisions. Previously, Ms. Cebuliak was with AIMCo, first managing legal aspects of acquisition and disposition transactions as Associate General Counsel, and later as the Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to her time at AIMCo, Ms. Cebuliak spent more than 20 years in private practice, practicing in the corporate/commercial law area with a focus on securities law and mergers and acquisition law.  Ms. Cebuliak has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta as well as a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.  Ms. Cebuliak has extensive experience both in advising public company boards of directors in all aspects of corporate and securities laws, as well as in advising on legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

TOMER COHENDirector [3]

Mr. Cohen is Vice President of Investments at Clarke Inc. and consultant to the Armoyan family office. In this capacity, he has managed various oil and gas investments, including corporate restructuring and special situations, with a keen focus on unlocking shareholder value.  Mr. Cohen previously held various operational and financial roles in Calgary in the natural gas sector, and has extensive experience in joint venture, business development and contract negotiations. 
Mr. Cohen has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.  Mr. Cohen also serves on the board of Bonavista Energy Corporation.

LORNE A. GARTNERDirector [1][2][3]

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. He joined the Board of Directors of Western Energy Services Corp. in June 2011.

ALEX R.N. MACAUSLANDDirector, President and Chief Executive Officer [3]

Mr. MacAusland, a founder of Western, has over 31 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.

RONALD P. MATHISONChairman of the Board

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. 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 entity 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.

JOHN R. ROONEYDirector [1][2][3]

Mr. Rooney is an independent businessman. Previously, Mr. Rooney was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Blizzard Resources Inc., a public oil and gas company, from November 2009 to June 2017 and acting Chief Executive Officer from June 2017 until November 2017. From December 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Rooney was the Chief Executive Officer of Tusk Energy Inc., a public oil and gas company. Mr. Rooney is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator.

  1. Member of the Audit Committee
  2. Member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee
  3. Member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee