JIM SAUNDERS, Calgary, Alberta – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Saunders is the founder of Twin Butte and was the Company’s Chairman since its recapitalization in early 2006 to November 2008 prior to becoming the Company’s President and C.E.O. Mr. Saunders, a 1982 graduate in Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, brings over 30 years of diversified technical and managerial experience to the position and has previously been President and C.E.O. of three successful, growth oriented public junior oil and gas companies. Mr. Saunders is Chairman of Savanna Energy Services Corp. as well as a Director of RMP Energy Inc.
CLAUDE GAMACHE, Calgary, Alberta – Vice President, Geosciences
Mr. Gamache was most recently Vice President, Exploration at Emerge Oil and Gas. Prior to his position at Emerge, Mr. Gamache was Senior Geophysicist at Harvest Energy Trust. His 22 years of industry experience also includes employment with Reveal Resources Ltd., where he was co-founder, Baytex Energy Trust, Stampeder Exploration, Spectrum Geophysical Services and Mobil Oil. Mr. Gamache graduated in 1989 from the University of Alberta in with a BSc. in Geophysics and is an active member of APEGGA, CSEG and SEG.
GORDON HOWE, Calgary, Alberta – Vice President, Land
Mr. Howe joined Twin Butte in January of 2013 and has over 13 years of Land experience in oil and gas exploration and production companies. He was most recently VP Land and Negotiations at Lone Pine Resources Canada Ltd. and also brings management experience from appointments as the Land Manager of Iteration Energy Ltd. and the Land Manager of Penn West Petroleum. Mr. Howe obtained his Bachelors of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary in 1999.
PRESTON KRAFT, Calgary, Alberta – Vice President, Engineering
Mr. Kraft was most recently Vice President, Engineering and Operations with Emerge Oil and Gas. His 20 years of industry experience has included employment with Husky Energy, where he was General Manager within Husky’s 100,000 boe/d Heavy Oil and Gas Business Unit, Renaissance Energy and Wascana Energy. Mr. Kraft graduated in 1991 from the University of Calgary in with a BSc. in Chemical Engineering, and is an active member of APEGGA.
DAVE MIDDLETON, Calgary, Alberta – Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Middleton joined Twin Butte in May of 2014 and has over 34 years of operational and executive experience in the western Canadian oil and gas industry. He was most recently an Executive VP at Penn West Exploration with a broad span of operational responsibilities. Mr. Middleton obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1980. He is an active member of APEGGA and, is Past President of the Alberta Chamber of Resources.
KENT PORTEOUS, Calgary, Alberta – Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Porteous joined Twin Butte in March 2014 and has over 23 years of engineering and capital markets experience in the Canadian oil and gas industry. Previous roles include Sr. Business Development Engineer with Lightstream Resources, as well as ten years spent as a Research Analyst and Investment Banker. Mr. Porteous obtained his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Queens University in 1991 and his Master of Business Administration, with a Finance specialty, from the University of Calgary in 2001.
ALAN STEELE, Calgary, Alberta – Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Steele is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) with over 25 years of varied finance and accounting experience in the oil and gas industry with companies such as Northstar Energy, TriGas Exploration Ltd., Bear Creek Exploration Ltd., Ketch Resources Trust, and Bear Ridge Resources Ltd. Mr. Steele received his CMA designation in 1986 and a Corporate Finance Diploma from the University of Alberta in 2001.
ROB WOLLMANN, Calgary, Alberta – President
Mr. Wollmann joined Twin Butte in May of 2014 and has over 28 years of geotechnical, executive and governance experience, contributing to the growth of several junior and intermediate sized producers, including Midway Energy, Trafalgar Energy, Luke Energy, and Rio Alto Exploration. He was most recently Senior VP Exploration at Pennwest Exploration. Mr. Wollmann obtained his Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University in 1986.