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Canadian North wins Chamber award, GASFRAC Energy Services CEO to retire, Alberta Securities Commission lands new vice chair

The Spotlight: Celebrating Alberta business

May 28, 2014

by Jim Kerr

GASFRAC Energy Services is looking for a new CEO. Current CEO James Hill has announced that he will retire at the end of 2014. Hill says he looks forward to working with the board and the executive team over his final year to build on the company’s strengths “with enhanced technical sales leadership.”

  • Tom Cotter is the new vice chair of the Alberta Securities Commission. The Lieutenant Governor in Council appointed Cotter to the six-year term in March. Cotter is a partner in the Business Law Group at McCarthy Tétrault in Calgary.
  • The Athabasca Nuclear Corporation is introducing Ryan Kalt as its new CEO. Kalt has held the role on an interim basis since February and has been responsible for executive leadership at the company during its inaugural drill campaign. Kalt has been a director at Athabasca Nuclear since 2012.
  • Enerflex is announcing the retirement of Jerauld Fraelic, the president of the company’s efforts in the Americas. Fraelic has told Enerflex that he intends to retire in January 2015, after 37 years with the company. Enerflex has appointed Marc Rossiter as president of its operations in the United States and Latin America, while Bradley Beebe takes over the company’s Canadian operations. Enerflex has also appointed Trevor Kramer as the general manager of its Gas Drive business.
  • Penn West Exploration has hired David Dyck as its senior vice president and CFO. Dyck replaces Todd Takeyasu, who stepped down from his role after a lengthy tenure with the company. Prior to joining Penn West, Dyck has spent over 25 years in the oil and gas industry with various companies.

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Awards/Events

logo-accCanadian North was a big winner at the Alberta Chambers of Commerce Awards Gala earlier this year.

The airline took home the Premier’s Award of Distinction, “presented to an aboriginal-owned enterprise that demonstrates outstanding achievements in business and has incorporated entrepreneurial and cultural concepts into its operation for long-term success.” Canadian North was also given the Eagle Feather Business Award of Distinction, the most prestigious award given to a business in the province by the Chamber of Commerce.

The company beat out 180 other nominated organizations across Alberta.

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