Board of Directors
RONALD P. MATHISON
Mr. Mathison is one of the Corporation's founders and has served as a member of the board of directors and as Chairman of the Corporation since its formation in 1999. In June 2019, Mr. Mathison was appointed Executive Chairman. Mr. Mathison is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Matco Investments Ltd. and Matco Capital Ltd., private investment firms which specialize in providing capital and management expertise to companies in which they have an interest. Mr. Mathison has extensive experience in restructuring and financing companies in both the public and private markets. Until October 2000, Mr. Mathison was a director and principal of Peters & Co. Limited, an investment firm specializing in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior thereto, Mr. Mathison and two other individuals formed the nucleus of Peters & Co. Capital, a private merchant banking entity that is widely associated with numerous restructurings of oil and natural gas exploration and production companies and oilfield service companies.
DOUGLAS R. RAMSAY
Mr. Ramsay is a founder and the Vice Chairman of the Corporation, and he has served as a member of the board of directors of the Corporation since its formation in 1999. Mr. Ramsay also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation from its inception to November 1, 2010 and as Chief Executive Officer from November 1, 2010 until December 31, 2013. Mr. Ramsay has an extensive background in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to 1994, Mr. Ramsay was the President of Canadian Fracmaster Ltd., where he spent 12 years enhancing the overall presence such company in Canada and worldwide. Previous industry experience as a Project Manager for Delta Consultants, Drilling and Completions Foreman for Dome Petroleum Corp., and Service Operator for BJ Well Services Company has contributed to Mr. Ramsay's overall knowledge of the industry. Mr. Ramsay is also a director for Tesco Corporation, a public oilfield service company.
GREGORY S. FLETCHER
Mr. Fletcher is an independent businessman involved in the oil and natural gas industry in western Canada. He is currently the President of Sierra Energy Inc., a private oil and natural gas company that he founded in 1997. Mr. Fletcher is also a director of: Peyto Exploration & Development Corp., a public oil and natural gas company; and Whitecap Resources Inc., a public oil and natural gas company. During 2009, Mr. Fletcher completed the Director Education Program developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management in conjunction with the Haskayne School of Business.
JAMES S. BLAIR
Mr. Blair is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Glenogle Energy Inc., a private oil and gas exploration and development company. Mr. Blair was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ExAlta Energy Inc. from 2002 to 2008. Until January 2002, Mr. Blair was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Husky Energy Inc. Mr. Blair is a member of the External Research Advisory Board of the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary.
KEVIN R. BAKER
Mr. Baker served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Century Oilfield Services Inc. from August 2005 until November 10, 2009, when it was acquired by the Corporation. He has also served as the President and Managing Director of Baycor Capital Inc. (and its predecessor companies), a company whose principal business is that of a private merchant bank, since January 1990 and the Chief Executive Officer of ConleyMax Inc., an oilfield service company, since September 2011. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Loncor Resources Inc. (formerly, Nevada Bob's International Inc., a company whose principal business was the licensing of trademarks) from September 2000 until November 2009.
LINDSAY R. LINK
In June 2019, Lindsay Link was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. Lindsay joined Calfrac as President, United States Operating Division in February 2013 and, in January 2015, was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the company. He brings more than 30 years of experience in business strategy, growth, earnings and execution gained from North American and international assignments in the oil and gas services industry. Before joining Calfrac, Lindsay held senior management positions at Baker Hughes including Managing Director, Continental Europe and President, Pressure Pumping. From 2004 to 2010 he was Vice President, Process & Pipelines Division at BJ Services. Over the course of his career at BJ Services, Lindsay held a variety of engineering, operations, sales and country management positions, gaining significant North American and international experience. Lindsay has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary (1983) and an MBA in Finance (1991) from the same institution. He is a Professional Engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (United States).
LORNE A. GARTNER
Mr. Gartner is an independent businessman. Formerly he was the Managing Director of Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, a position he held from 2000 to 2006. Prior to that time, he was a Vice President of Royal Bank of Canada, Calgary Energy Group.