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AUMA names new president, Jump On Flyaways honoured, CEO of Western Energy Services retires

Jan 2, 2014

by Alberta Venture Staff

Arrow Engineering’s Chief Engineer, Robert Prybysh, PEng, MSc, LEED AP, has been appointed to the position of Engineered Air Fellow in HVAC Engineering at the University of Alberta. Prybysh has over twelve years of experience in the field and is a founding principal and chief engineer for Arrow Engineering.

  • Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services appointed Richard D. Havinga as its president and chief technology officer. The company has also appointed Charlie Proulx as vice-president of coil services in North America.
  • ENTREC Corporation welcomed Terris Chorney as its new executive vice-president of business development. Chorney was previously the managing director of investment banking with Stifel Financial Corp.
  • The Alberta Forest Products Association has appointed Craig Armstrong as the chair of its board of directors. Armstrong is the president and CEO of Edmonton-based Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.
  • The chairman and CEO of Western Energy Services has announced his retirement. Dale E. Tremblay has worked in those roles since December 2009. Ron Mathison has been appointed chairman of the board and Alex MacAusland is now the president and CEO.
  • Grande Prairie city councillor Helen Rice has been elected as the president of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. She replaces Linda McCulloch (Sloan), who received a Lifetime Membership Award from the AUMA board.
  • The AUMA Awards also honoured Ray Bryant, Lionel David Cherniwchan, Morris Flewwelling and Larry Henkelman with Distinguished Service Awards for 20 or more years of service on municipal councils.
  • Michael A. Zuk has joined Strategic Oil & Gas as vice-president of business development and Douglas Wright as vice-president of engineering and corporate development.

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L to R: Sean Jewett, Matthew Gillott, Robb Johnstone and Jean Marc La Flamme

Jump On Flyaways was recently honoured at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Week Awards, taking home the Innovation Award. The award is presented to the Calgary small business that best demonstrates groundbreaking achievements and then successfully implements or markets those developments. Jump On is a website that uses “the power of online group buying to ensure a win-win situation” for the aviation industry and customers alike. The company was also nominated for the Small Business of the Year Award, which went to Village Brewery.

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