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Northern Alberta Business Incubator honoured, TransGlobe Energy appoints new board members, Canadian Spirit Resources lands new president

The Spotlight: Celebrating Alberta Business

Sep 5, 2014

by Jim Kerr

TransGlobe Energy has appointed a pair of new board members. David Cook comes to the company with over 25 years of experience in the energy business. Bob MacDougall is a professional engineer with close to three decades of domestic and international oil and gas operations and senior management experience.

  • Sylogist Ltd. is welcoming Brian Grassby to the fold. Grassby has been appointed the vice president of finance and CFO for the company. Grassby most recently held the position of senior VP and CFO at Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • Canadian Spirit Resources has appointed J.R. Richard Couillard its new president and COO. Company CEO Alfred B. Sorensen stepped down in September, at which point Couillard will assume the position.
  • The shareholders of Sahara Energy elected a new board of director at the company’s annual general meeting. The new board consists of Martin Feng, Qingshou Gao, Tao Gao, Liqun Hao, Yachao Peng and Panwen Gao, all of whom were nominated by JF Investment, as well as Gary Chang, Fan (Rose) Gong and Kingston Kwek.
  • FLYHT Aerospace Solutions is announcing the retirement of board member Richard Hayden. Hayden will remain with the company as the director of strategic programs. The company has also announced the appointment of John Belcher as a new director. Belcher was formerly the chairman and CEO of ARINC Incorporated.

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Awards/Events

startup_canada_logoSt. Alberta’s Northern Alberta Business Incubator was recently honoured by Startup Canada.

The NABI was named the non-profit organization of the year in the prairies region, the first of its kind given by Startup Canada.

The award was created to honour a non-profit organization that demonstrated innovative approaches and had “the largest impact in advancing the success of entrepreneurs, startups, startup communities and entrepreneurial activities locally and nationwide.”

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