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Leadership Team

Kevin Fleury

Kevin Fleury

President & Chief Executive Officer
 

Alan Hartslief

Alan Hartslief

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
 

Paula Breeze

Paula Breeze

Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs
 

David Niscak

David Niscak

Vice President, Finance
 

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Craig Nicholson

Vice President, Health, Safety & Environment
 

Greg Workun

Greg Workun

Vice President, Compliance & Specialty Services
 

Travis Goudie

Travis Goudie

Vice President, Operations Development
 

Aaron Borschneck

Aaron Borschneck

Vice President, Central Region, B.C. Region and Pigging & Decoking
 

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John Keirstead

Vice President, Business Development
 

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James Hewson

Vice President, Rest of Canada Region
 

Andy Carter

Andy Carter

Vice President, Fort McMurray Region
 

Kevin Fleury

President & Chief Executive Officer

Kevin FleuryKevin was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of CEDA in September 2012, after having served on CEDA’s Board of Directors. A 35-year veteran of the industrial and oilfield services industry, Kevin is committed to ensuring CEDA is a values driven organization by visibly integrating our core values into how we do business. 

  • Previously held a presidential position at a well-known global contractor specializing in energy infrastructure.
  • Served as President & CEO of a leading supplier of electrical and instrumentation services, controls systems and steel building solutions.
  • Past experience covers many facets of the industry including: electrical and instrumentation; modular process fabrication; equipment rentals; large diameter cross country pipeline construction; hydro transport and tailings line maintenance and construction; civil mechanical construction services; and API storage tank fabrication.

Alan Hartslief

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Alan HartsliefAlan joined CEDA in July 2019 and brings over 30 years of experience in finance. He has held CFO roles at various private equity-owned and publicly traded companies, including the last eight years as CFO in the telecommunications sector. Alan has an outstanding track record in creating value and is focused on aligning finance and operations to deliver on CEDA’s business strategy. 

  • Global CFO with broad industry exposure including relevant experience in the chemical, industrial equipment, telecommunications, manufacturing and services sectors.
  • Having lived and worked in the United States, Canada, Austria, Switzerland and South Africa, Alan has built trusted business relationships regionally and globally.
  • Alan is a CPA and Chartered Accountant in both Canada and South Africa. In addition to undergraduate degrees in Commerce and in Accountancy from the University of the Witwatersrand, he completed an Executive MBA from the Columbia Business School.

Paula Breeze

Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs

Paula BreezePaula joined CEDA in August 2016 and brings over 20 years of experience in Human Resources. An expert in talent management and employee engagement, Paula is focused on delivering a platform of high performance HR services to create and enable a highly engaged work group. Her portfolio also includes corporate strategic planning, integration, communications and community engagement.

  • Led the employment brand in several of Canada's award winning and most admired corporate cultures.
  • Significant success driving employee engagement across all levels of leadership.
  • Ushered in high performance HR toolkits in oilfield services, transportation, consumer products and industrial services.
  • Holds an MBA from University of Calgary, Bachelor of Management in Human Resources and a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development.

David Niscak

Vice President, Finance

David NiscakDavid joined the CEDA team in 2011 as Vice President, Finance. He brings over 15 years of experience in finance and has held progressive senior finance roles in public exploration and production and midstream companies. With his proven track record of building strong business relationships, David is committed to increasing CEDA’s financial flexibility and foundation to support the company’s future growth. Having extensive corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions experience, David helps CEDA with the execution of key strategic initiatives ranging from acquisitions and financing deals to the implementation of supply chain strategies.

  • Holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Northern B.C.
  • Holds an MBA from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.

Craig Nicholson

Vice President, Health, Safety & Environment

nicholson.jpgCraig has been part of the CEDA team for over eight years. As of November 2021, he transitioned into the role of Vice President, Health, Safety & Environment where he is responsible for overseeing CEDA’s health, safety and environment systems and continuing to positively impact the safety culture at CEDA. Prior to his current role, Craig was the Director, Health, Safety & Environment.  

  • Has over 15 years of progressive health, safety and environment experience in the energy industry.
  • Has held various senior level roles throughout his career.
  • Holds a Forest Technology Diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
  • Holds an Occupational Health and Safety Certificate with Distinction from the University of Alberta.
  • Craig is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).

Greg Workun

Vice President, Compliance & Specialty Services

Greg WorkunGreg joined the CEDA team in 2013 as Vice President, Quality. In May 2020, he transitioned into the role of Vice President, Compliance & Specialty Services and is responsible for overseeing CEDA’s quality management systems, fleet compliance, and our Centre of Excellence, which includes engineering, PMO, leak seal and chemical cleaning. 

  • Brings over 40 years of managerial and technical experience in Alberta’s energy sector.
  • Has held progressively senior level positions within the oil and gas industry for over 20 years.
  • Manages compliance programs for Provincial and National Certificates of Authorization currently held by CEDA.
  • Holds an Honours Diploma in Materials Engineering Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
  • Has earned multiple personal certifications including CWB Level III, PMP, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and Quality Auditor and a National Board Owner User commission.

Travis Goudie

Vice President, Operations Development

Travis GoudieTravis joined CEDA in 2012 as Director, Finance & Strategic Planning, bringing with him 15 years of strategic planning, financial analysis and business development experience from the energy infrastructure and industrial services sectors. In September 2017, he transitioned into the role of Vice President, Operations Development. Travis is responsible for driving new processes and procedures devoted to fleet and equipment utilization, margin improvement, KPI development and corporate score carding enhancements. He also takes the lead on CEDA’s transaction portfolio and plays a key role in acquisitions and joint venture development.

  • As a CPA and CMA, Travis serves as a development coach for new and emerging business leaders across CEDA.
  • Has significant experience in market evaluations, acquisition analysis, post-acquisition integration and closing procedures.
  • Stewards an emerging department of operations development dedicated to the enhancement of performance across all CEDA regions and service lines.
  • Has over 15 years of experience in evaluating new power, evolving clean energy and oilfield sector technologies.
  • Holds degrees in Economics and Finance.

John Keirstead

Vice President, Business Development

Keirstead.jpgJohn joined the CEDA team in 2016 as a Fort McMurray Regional Account Manager and moved into the role of Director, Business Development in May 2020. As of November 2021, he transitioned into the role of Vice President, Business Development. He is responsible for developing and implementing CEDA’s business development strategy as well as working closely with our regional operations teams to support new clients and maintain ongoing contracts.

  • Has over 15 years of experience in business development and sales roles throughout Canada in multiple industries including oil and gas, mining and industrial sectors.
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick.
  • Holds a Queen’s Executive Program certificate from Queen’s University and the Smith School of Business.

Andy Carter

Vice President, Fort McMurray Region

Andy CarterAndy joined CEDA in 2016 as Vice President, Regional Operations and transitioned into the role of Vice President, Fort McMurray Region in May 2019. He is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of industrial services in the region. Previous to joining CEDA, Andy had a 30-year career working with several premier energy companies.  

  • Brings an extensive portfolio of mine and tailing operations management.
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University.
  • Vice Chair on the Fort McMurray Heritage Society Board and a Director on the Wood Buffalo Housing Board.

Aaron Borschneck

Vice President, Central Region, B.C. Region and Pigging & Decoking

Aaron BorschneckAaron joined CEDA in May 2015 as Vice President, Technical Services and later that year was appointed Vice President, Western Region. In 2017, Aaron made the transition to Vice President, Pigging & Decoking and in May 2020 has taken on the functional Vice President role for CEDA’s Central Region, B.C. Region and all Pigging & Decoking activities across North America.

  • Over 19 years of progressive experience in the energy industry.
  • Extensive experience in upstream and downstream oil and gas, mechanical maintenance and field operations.
  • Certified Journeyman Insulator.
  • Holds a Queen’s Executive Program certificate from the Queen’s University and the Smith School of Business.

James Hewson

Vice President, Rest of Canada Region

James HewsonJames has been part of the CEDA team since 2017. As of September 2020, he transitioned in to the role of Vice President, Rest of Canada Region where he is responsible for CEDA’s ROC operations throughout Saskatchewan, Ontario and Alberta. Prior to his current role, James was a Business Development Manager.

  • Has over 20 years of experience in the agriculture, industrial and oilfield services industries, predominantly in the Saskatchewan and Manitoba markets.
  • Extensive experience in oilfield chemical technology and distribution.
  • Has held various facility management, account management and business development roles throughout his career.

 
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