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Mr. Banister is the President and Chief Executive Officer of BanCor Inc., an investment holding company and the successor to Travis Chemicals Inc., a private corporation. Mr. Banister has been an independent businessman since 1985 and has served as a director on the boards of a variety of public and private companies. His previous accomplishments include being the United Way’s annual campaign chairman for Calgary and area, a recipient of a Pinnacle Award for business excellence and community involvement and a recipient of Junior Achievement’s “Business in the Community” leadership award. Mr. Banister has a Diploma in Business Administration.
Mr. Banister is a member of the Compensation and Governance Committee.
Mr. Amundson has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Essential Energy Services and its predecessor entities since 2004. He has led Essential and its predecessors through an initial public offering, two public company merger transactions with the acquisitions of Builders Energy Services in 2008 and Technicoil Corporation in 2011, the acquisition and integration of numerous private oilfield service companies and multiple oilfield service-line business dispositions. Prior to his role at Essential, Mr. Amundson’s business experience included managerial and officer roles at various levels of seniority with multi-national oil and gas producers, an international fertilizer company and a national accounting firm. He holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation. Mr. Amundson commenced his career in the oil and gas business over 35 years ago as a roughneck working on a drilling rig in Grande Prairie.
Mr. Amundson is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.
Ms. Bortolussi is a corporate lawyer and the principal of an independent legal and advisory practice in which she regularly serves as out-sourced general counsel and as a board and executive-level legal advisor. Previously, Ms. Bortolussi has been a partner in Canadian national and global law firms. She is an experienced securities lawyer with over 25 years dealing with corporate and commercial legal matters, corporate governance, M&A, corporate finance, securities regulatory compliance, risk management and executive compensation programs. Ms. Bortolussi holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Bortolussi is a member of the Compensation and Governance Committee.
Mr. German is the Vice President, Finance at Oculus Transport Ltd., a private oilfield hauling company, since 2015. Prior thereto, Mr. German was with Horizon North Logistics as the President and CEO (2010 to 2014) and Vice President, Finance and CFO (2006 to 2010). Prior thereto, Mr. German held senior finance positions with Producers Oilfield Services Inc. and Precision Drilling Corporation. Mr. German has over 30 years of experience and holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation.
Mr. German is the Chairman of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Kirton had over 35 years of service with KPMG LLP prior to his retirement. Mr. Kirton has been a director of a number of publicly traded companies. He holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants. Mr. Kirton holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Kirton is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Governance Committee.
Ms. Langlois was a partner at KPMG LLP from 2006 to 2020. She currently sits on the board of directors of Loop Energy Inc., Alaris Equity Partners Income Trust, TELUS Spark Science Centre and has served on a number of additional not-for-profit boards. Ms. Langlois holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation, the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Langlois is a member of the Compensation & Governance Committee.
Mr. Michaleski is a retired senior executive that spent the majority of his career at Pembina Pipeline. He was a director of Pembina until May 2020 and was the Chief Executive Officer (2000 to 2013) and President (2000 to 2012). Mr. Michaleski is a director of Vermillion Energy. He was recently a director of the United Way of Calgary. Mr. Michaleski holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Michaleski is the Chairman of the Compensation and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.