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Trican’s corporate headquarters are located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where strategic and organisational leadership is provided by the corporation’s executive management team. International operations are supported at the local business unit level by in-country leaders.
Mr. Cobbe has been a director of Trican since September 20, 1996 and Chairman since January 1, 2012. From August 1, 2009 until December 31, 2011, he served as Executive Chairman. Prior to that date, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Trican, positions that he held since September 1996. Mr. Cobbe has been in the well services business since 1974, and has overseen operations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Mr. Cobbe graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1970 with a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering (Reservoir). In addition, Mr. Cobbe is past Director and Chairman of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), which is an association of Canadian oilfield service, supply, and manufacturing companies. Mr. Cobbe currently serves as a director of Pason Systems Inc. (a leading provider of instrumentation systems to land-based and offshore drilling rigs worldwide), Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (an exploration and production company), and is lead director of Secure Energy Services Ltd. (a publicly traded energy services company).
Mr. Dusterhoft joined Trican at its inception in 1996 and is President and Chief Executive Officer, and a Director. Prior to becoming CEO of Trican, Mr. Dusterhoft was the Company’s Senior Vice President of Technical Services. Before joining Trican, Mr. Dusterhoft worked for 12 years with a major Canadian pressure pumping company where he held management positions in Operations, Sales and Engineering. Mr. Dusterhoft graduated from the University of Calgary in 1984 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He serves on the Board of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Calgary Petroleum Club, and Keane Group, a privately-held U.S.-based well completion services company. Mr. Dusterhoft is a past Chairman of the Canadian Executive Oilmen’s Association, past President of the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers, past President of the Canadian Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a past member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary.
Mr. Baldwin initially joined Trican in October 1997 as Controller, and subsequently held the positions of Manager, Finance and Treasurer. Mr. Baldwin re-joined Trican in November 2008 as Vice President Finance and CFO. Prior to re-joining Trican, Mr. Baldwin was employed as the Chief Financial Officer of Pure Energy Services Ltd. from June 2005 until October 2008. Before joining Trican initially, Mr. Baldwin had been employed by a major accounting firm since 1994. Mr. Baldwin has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.
Mr. Girard joined Trican in June of 2012 as Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Girard has over 25 years of Human Resources experience and has held various management positions in both the Forest Industry and the Oil and Gas Industry. Prior to joining Trican, Mr. Girard worked for 11 years at Nexen Inc. where he held progressively responsible positions, the most recent being Vice President, Human Resources – Canada. Mr. Girard is a graduate of Athabasca University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Administration. He is also a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
Rob is Vice President, Canadian Geographic Region, where he oversees all aspects of management and operations within Trican Canada. He has been with Trican since 2000, previously holding the positions of General Manager, Canadian Geographic Region, Manager of Technical Services, Product Development Manager, and Coiled Tubing Specialist. Prior to joining Trican, Mr. Cox worked with the Alberta Provincial Government in various reservoir engineering, production engineering, and management roles. His history also includes working with Canadian Fracmaster in underbalanced directional drilling with coiled tubing, and Husky Oil, as a drilling engineer. Rob is a graduate of the University of Calgary in Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Chika Onwuekwe returned to Trican in March 2017 as the Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Dr. Onwuekwe initially joined Trican in 2010 as Legal Counsel. Upon promotion to Senior Legal Counsel in July 2012, Dr. Onwuekwe’s key responsibilities included international business transactions, commercial negotiations and intellectual property. Dr. Onwuekwe left in December 2015 to serve as the first General Counsel at PTW Energy Services Ltd. Prior to joining Trican initially in 2010, Dr. Onwuekwe articled and subsequently practiced with Norton Rose Canada (formerly Macleod Dixon LLP) and MacPherson Leslie Tyerman LLP (now MLT Aikins) in Calgary. Dr. Onwuekwe was formerly an Assistant Professor of Law and Society at the University of Calgary, an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at LBS Pan African University, Lagos, Nigeria, Experienced Senior at KPMG International (Tax & Business Regulatory Division) Lagos office and a Consultant to both Justice Canada and Health Canada. Dr. Onwuekwe is a registered Canadian Trademark Agent, a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Alberta. Dr. Onwuekwe obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) in Nigeria, was called to the Nigerian Bar, and received an LL.M and Ph.D (inter-disciplinary) from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Onwuekwe volunteers with the Law Society of Alberta, the Association of Corporate Council (ACC) and African communities in Alberta.