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Genoil names president and COO, Booster Juice wins big, Jura Energy looks for a new CEO

Dec 13, 2013

Genoil has appointed Bruce Abbott as its president and COO, following the resignation of Thomas Bugg. Meanwhile, Eric Rinker has been appointed the company’s vice-president, North America, and David Lifschultz will add the role of CFO to his current roles as CEO and chairman of the board.

  • Huntington Exploration has selected Sharon Evans as its new CFO.
  • Gerry Docherty has been appointed president of Good Earth Cafés and will continue in his responsibilities as COO of the company.
  • Pro-Trans Ventures has hired Martin Carsky as its new president and CEO. Carsky replaces interim president and CEO Darby Kreitz, who will resume his role as chairman.
  • Manitok Energy has announced the appointments of Cameron Vouri as COO and Don Martin as vice-president of exploration, plains, following the departure of former CEO and vice-president of exploration, Tim de Freitas.
  • Black Diamond Group announced that Marshall McRae will serve as its interim executive vice-president and CFO while they seek a replacement for resigning CFO Michael Burnyeat. Black Diamond expects to fill the role permanently in the second half of 2014.
  • Graham Garner has resigned as CEO of Jura Energy. Shahid Hameed, president and COO, will act as interim CEO until a replacement is found.
  • Terra Energy has selected Richard Campbell as vice-president of production operations and Gerald Wendland as chief geologist. John Behr, previously the company’s vice-president of exploration, has left to join Delphi Energy as its manager of new ventures.
  • Ceapro, an Edmonton- based biotechnology company, has announced the resignation of chief scientific officer David Felder. Paul Moquin has taken up the management of the company’s research and development activities.

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Dale Wishewan

Booster Juice president and CEO Dale Wishewan has been named the EY 2013 Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year. Wishewan abandoned a successful career as an engineer and founded Booster Juice in 1999. “With no franchise, food or beverage experience, he grew Booster Juice to 50 locations in just two years,” says Rob Jolley, the program director of EY Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year. “That’s exactly the kind of fearless forward thinking we need to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.” Wishewan also received the prairies region award in the “business to consumer” category.

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