Rene Amirault was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SECURE Energy Services in March 2007 and elected a director and appointed as Chairman on June 1, 2007.
From 2006 to 2007, he was an independent businessman. From 2001 to 2006, he was the Vice President of Corporate Development of Tervita Corporation (formerly CCS Income Trust). Mr. Amirault held various roles at Tervita Corporation from 1994 to 2006, including Vice President roles in Sales and Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Development. He was Vice President of Corporate Development of Tervita Corporation or its predecessor companies from 2001 to 2006, during which time his responsibilities included business development, acquisitions, strategic planning and investor relations. Mr. Amirault has over 25 years experience in the energy industry. He held various positions with Imperial Oil Ltd. from 1981 to 1994, including marketing, project management, finance and accounting capacities. Mr. Amirault received a Certified General Accountant designation in 1984.
Allen Gransch was appointed Vice President, Finance of the Corporation in August 2010 and joined SECURE in September 2007. On December 5, 2012, Mr. Gransch was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining SECURE, he was a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Gransch held various positions from Associate to Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers located in Calgary, Alberta, Georgetown, Cayman Islands and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He has over 14 years experience in a broad range of corporate finance and accounting activities. Mr. Gransch is a Chartered Accountant and attended the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree and his Masters of Professional Accounting degree.
David was the President of Frontline Integrated Services prior to joining SECURE Energy Services. Mr. Mattinson is a professional engineer, and has previously held the position of President for over 20 years at a heavy equipment contracting company, and as the President of a frac sand production company. Mr. Mattinson manages Frontline’s existing relationships and positively contributes to the communities in which we work. He has over 25 years of experience and has worked on a multitude of earth works related projects including landfill construction projects, and decommissioning projects.
Brian McGurk was appointed as Executive Vice President Human Resources & Strategy on December 5, 2012 and joined SECURE in February 2012.
Mr. McGurk has focused his career on developing capable and effective organizations through the practice of human resources for the past 12 years and prior to that, working in a variety of increasingly more senior roles in human resources for more than 10 years. He has over 20 years of human resources experience in a variety of different fast-paced and entrepreneurial environments, ranging from airlines to wireless communications. Mr. McGurk has nearly five years of experience in the energy services industry with SECURE and CCS Income Trust, where he served as the Vice President, Human Resources. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of People Services with SMART Technologies Inc., a company focused on developing interactive software and hardware applications that facilitate learning and collaboration. Mr. McGurk is a Certified Human Resources Practitioner and attended the University of Lethbridge, where he earned a Bachelor of Management degree.
George Wadsworth was appointed President, Drilling Services Division of the Corporation and director of the Corporation in August 2011. On December 5, 2012, he was appointed as Executive Vice President, Drilling and Production Services.
Mr. Wadsworth has over 16 years of experience in the Canadian oilfield service industry and most recently held the position of President of Marquis Alliance Energy Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation. Prior to that, he was the President of Alliance Energy Services Ltd. and the Vice President and co-founder of Alliance Drilling Fluids Ltd. in 2003. Mr. Wadsworth worked as the Western Canadian Manager for Swaco, division of M-I Swaco from 2001 to 2003. He also held various technical, sales, and management positions for M-I Swaco, QMAX Solutions Inc., Reef Mud, and Nowsco Well Service Ltd. Mr. Wadsworth holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary.
Dan Steinke was appointed as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Corporation in March 2007. On February 1, 2010, Mr. Steinke was appointed as Vice President of Business Development. On December 5, 2012, he was appointed as Executive Vice President, Operations, Processing, Recovery and Disposal. On December 17, 2016, Mr. Steinke was appointed to Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Steinke consulted to SCF Partners Inc. (later Enermax Services Inc.), working to consolidate numerous independent operators providing oilfield fluid sales and transportation services. He held various roles at Tervita Corporation (formerly Canadian Crude Separators Inc. and CCS Income Trust) from 1995 to 2006, including roles in sales, marketing and business development. Mr. Steinke has over 25 years experience in the energy industry, having held the title of Superintendent for Koch Service Canada from 1993 to 1995, and prior to that, he owned a crude oil transportation business.
Corey Higham has worked in senior leadership roles in Environment & Regulatory, Operations and Business Development with SECURE Energy Services since July 2007. Mr. Higham was appointed VP of Business Development (Organic) in December 2011. In April 2014, Mr. Higham was appointed as Executive Vice President, Midstream.
From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Higham held various roles at Tervita Corporation, including roles in environmental & regulatory and business development. Prior to Tervita, Mr. Higham worked for a private engineering consulting company from 1998 to 2004. He has 16 years of experience in the energy industry. Mr. Higham is a registered Professional Geoscientist and holds a Masters of Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Dave Engel has worked in senior leadership roles in Operations, Sales, Health & Safety, & Business Development with SECURE Energy Services since September 2007. Mr. Engel was appointed VP of Operations & Sales in December 2011. In January 2017, Mr. Engel was appointed as Executive Vice President, Processing Recovery & Disposal (PRD) division.
From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Engel held various roles at Tervita (CCS), including roles in Environment & Regulatory, Project Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Business Development. Prior to Tervita, Mr. Engel worked for Newpark Environmental, Ensign Drilling, and Newalta. He has 20 years of experience in the energy industry. Mr. Engel has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary.