Board of Directors

Martin FerronMartin Ferron
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
Director Since: June 7, 2012

Martin R. Ferron joined the Corporation a President and Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of the Board on June 7, 2012.  Mr. Ferron has been in the oil and gas business since 1980 and has held executive leadership roles for the last 20 years, with both oil service and exploration and production companies.  Mr. Ferron’s prior Chief Executive Officer positions include Helix Energy Solutions, a NYSE listed international energy services entity and Morrison Energy, a private oil service and production company.  He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering; a M.Sc. in Marine Technology; and, a MBA from three separate universities in the United Kingdom.


Ron McIntosh
Director Since: May 20, 2004

Ronald A. McIntosh became Chairman of our Board of Directors on May 20, 2004. From January 2004 until August of 2006, Mr. McIntosh was Chairman of NAV Energy Trust, a Calgary-based oil and natural gas investment fund. Between October 2002 and January 2004, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Navigo Energy Inc. and was instrumental in the conversion of Navigo into NAV Energy Trust. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gulf Canada Resources Limited from December 2001 to July 2002 and Vice President, Exploration and International of Petro-Canada from April 1996 through November 2001. Mr. McIntosh’s s significant experience in the energy industry includes the former position of Chief Operating Officer of Amerada Hess Canada. Mr. McIntosh is on the Board of Directors of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. and Fortealeza Energy Inc., formerly known as Alvopetro Inc.


William Oehmig
Chairman of Operations

Director Since: November 26, 2003

William C. Oehmig became one of our Directors on November 26, 2003. His career began at Texas Commerce Bank in Houston in 1974. Mr. Oehmig worked in banking, mergers and acquisitions, and represented foreign investors in purchasing and managing U.S. companies in the oilfield service, manufacturing, distribution, heavy equipment and real estate sectors until 1984, when he became a Partner with The Sterling Group, a private equity investment firm in Houston, Texas. Mr. Oehmig is now an Advisory Partner to the Sterling Group. Mr. Oehmig currently serves on the board of Universal Fibers Inc. In the past he has served as Chairman of Royster Clark, Purina Mills, Exopack and Sterling Diagnostic Imaging and on the boards of several portfolio companies while with Sterling. Mr. Oehmig serves on or has served on and chaired on numerous non-profit boards. Mr. Oehmig received his Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Economics from Transylvania University and his Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.


Bryan Pinney
Lead Director & Chairman of Audit
Director Since: May 13, 2015

Bryan Pinney has over 30 years of experience serving many of Canada’s largest corporations, primarily in energy and resources. Mr. Pinney has been a partner with Deloitte since 2002 and is currently Vice Chairman. Mr. Pinney served as Calgary Managing Partner from 2002 through 2007 and as National Managing Partner of Audit & Assurance from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Pinney was a past member of Deloitte’s Board of Directors and was chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mr. Pinney was a partner with Andersen LLP and served as Calgary Managing Partner from 1991 through May of 2002. Mr. Pinney is currently the chair of the Board of Governors of Mount Royal University and has previously served on a number of non-profit boards. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Chartered Business Valuator and is a graduate of the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario with an honors degree in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.


Thomas Stan
Chairman of Compensation
Director Since: July 14, 2016

Thomas Stan became one of our Directors on July 14th, 2016. A senior executive with over 35 years of experience in E&P, oilfield services and investment banking industries, Mr. Stan began his career with the Hess Corporation and Petro-Canada, before becoming President & CEO of Total Energy Services Ltd., Sound Energy Trust, Phoenix Energy Ltd. and Corval Energy Ltd. On the investment banking side, Mr. Stan has also been the Managing Director of Investment Banking for Blackmont Capital Markets and Desjardins Capital Markets. Mr. Stan has also served on and chaired the boards of Marble Point (now Teine Energy), Chair Energy Ltd., Total Energy Services, and Sure Energy Ltd.


Jay Thorton
Director Since: June 7, 2012

Jay W. Thornton became one of our Directors on June 7, 2012. Mr. Thornton has over 30 years of oil and gas experience. He spent the first part of his career in various management positions with Shell Canada Inc. Mr. Thornton joined Suncor Energy, Canada’s largest integrated energy company, where he spent 12 years in various operating and corporate executive positions, including four year in Fort McMurray at Suncor’s Oil Sands mining operations. His most recent position with Suncor was Executive Vice President of Supply, Trading and Development. Mr. Thornton has held previous board positions with both the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAAP) and the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute (CPPI). He is currently a member of the board of a PennWest Petroleum Ltd., Canadian oil and gas company. Mr. Thornton is a graduate of McMaster University with an Honours degree in Economics. He is also a graduate of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.