PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND DIRECTOR
Tom brings a wealth of expertise to this role, having served in several senior leadership capacities over the past 18 years at Ensign Energy Services Inc. ("Ensign"). Tom started with Ensign in 2003 as General Manager of one division, and with success, his responsibility grew to become Executive Vice President of seven business lines and a member of the Senior Executive Committee. Tom's capabilities include extensive directional and drilling industry experience, combined with restructuring and transforming businesses into efficient and profitable enterprises. Tom's strengths include building customer-focused companies, working with the executive team and key employees to develop a strategic vision, building cohesive and collaborative management and operational teams, leading operational execution, and collectively resulting in highly efficient and successful businesses.
Tom has a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR
Randy is an original founder of Cathedral Energy Services and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2013. To improve Cathedral’s service delivery capabilities, Randy developed a product line organizational structure in Cathedral, in 2015, and took over the leadership of this area to ensure its success. Randy held the position of Vice President, Operations of Cathedral since 2000 and prior to that, he was Vice President, Operations for Directional Plus Ltd., the predecessor to Cathedral. Randy holds a B.Sc Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Calgary and is a professional engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He also has many patents for downhole tools and has participated in the design of numerous industry leading technologies.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Chad joined Cathedral via the recent Lexa Drilling Technologies acquisition, has over 24 years of energy financial experience and played a critical role in helping to build Pacesetter Directional Drilling. From 2006 to 2015, Mr. Robinson was an owner and CFO before the company sold to Schlumberger as Canada's largest privately-owned, directional drilling company. After Pacesetter, Chad was founder and President of Resource Equity Partners, an oilfield boutique capital firm. He moved from there to take the role of Calgary Operating and Managing Partner for SCF Partners - a leading North American energy service private equity firm. Most recently, he was also co-founder of Lexa Drilling Technologies with Axel Schmidt who is Cathedral’s Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is currently composed of seven members of which five are considered independent. The Board of Directors has elected a Chairman, who is an independent director.
Ian S. Brown (1)(2)(3), Independent Consultant; Calgary, Alberta. Director since December 18, 2009.
Tom Connors, President and CEO, Cathedral Energy Services Ltd.; Calgary, Alberta. Director since March 8, 2021.
Shuja Goraya, Chief Technology Officer, Precision Drilling Corporation; Houston, Texas. Director since July 23, 2021.
Rod Maxwell (1)(2)(4), Managing Director, StoneBridge Merchant Capital Inc.; Calgary, Alberta. Director since October 30, 2000.
Randal H. Pustanyk, Executive Vice President, Cathedral Energy Services Ltd.; Chestermere, Alberta. Director since October 30, 2000.
Scott Sarjeant (1)(3), Independent Businessman; Calgary Alberta. Director since April 7, 2003.
Dale E. Tremblay (2), Independent Businessman; Lila, Bohol, Philippines. Director since October 6, 2015.
Notes: (1) Member of the Audit Committee, (2) Member of Compensation Committee, (3) Member of Governance Committee, (4) Chairman of the Board