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NorQuest honoured at PEX Awards, Entrec unveils new president and CEO, Suncor beefs up its board

Feb 18, 2014

by Jim Kerr

Enbridge has appointed C. Gregory Harper as its president of gas pipelines and processing. With the move, Harper joins Enbridge’s executive leadership team and will become the principal executive officer of Midcoast Holdings at the end of February. Harper will also sit on several boards, including that of the Enbridge Energy Company.

  • Engineering firm Burns & McDonnell has promoted Don Chase to principal after three years with the company. Chase started his career with Burns & McDonnell as the program manager on the $1.1 billion Northern Pass Project in New Hampshire and was then selected to lead the $1 billion Altalink project based in Calgary, where he continues to work.
  • John M. Stevens is the new president and CEO of Entrec Corporation. Stevens previously served as the company’s president and COO, and takes over from Rod Marlin who is now Entrec’s executive chairman.
  • The Canada West Foundation is announcing Doug Firby as the foundation’s new director of communications. The longtime journalist will be tasked with ensuring that Canada West’s research and unique western perspective will inform debate on key public policy issues.
  • Suncor Energy is beefing up its board of directors with two new additions. John Gass, the former VP of Chevron Corporation and former president of Chevron Gas and Midstream, and Michael Wilson, former president and CEO of Agrium, are the board’s newest members. Both men currently sit on various boards, including Wilson serving as the chair of the Calgary Prostate Cancer Foundation.
  • Calgary-based Azabache Energy has appointed Rodger Gray as its new director. Gray is the president and CEO of Toll Cross Securities and has over 20 years of experience as a stockbroker and officer of an Investment Dealers Association of Canada member firm.

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NorQuest College was recently recognized as having one of the best process improvement programs in the world. The school took home second place in the Best Start-Up Business Process Excellence Program – Under 2 Years, at the annual Process Excellence Week (PEX) Awards in Orlando, Florida. Only the U.S. Postal Service finished ahead of NorQuest, which managed to place higher than companies like wireless giant Verizon. The school’s Value Improvement Program helps to provide organizations with support as they strive for business efficiency.

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