BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John M. Hooks

Chairman of the Board, CEO

Mr. Hooks has been the CEO of Phoenix Technology Income Fund since 1995 and Chairman of the Board of Phoenix since 2000. He was President of Phoenix Energy Services from 1995 until 2015. Previous to joining Phoenix, Mr. Hooks founded Thread Tech Energy Systems Ltd., a private connection manufacturing and Fiberspar composite line pipe distribution company in 1985. Thread Tech became Fiberspar Canada and provided services to the oil and gas industry until its assets were sold in June 2003. Mr. Hooks has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian and International oil and gas service industry, including operations, senior management and ownership positions.

 
Myron Tétreault

Director

Mr. Tétreault has been Chairman of Calafate Holdings Ltd., a private investment management and venture capital company, since 1999. He is also a co-founder and director of Echo Merchant Fund II Limited Partnership, Fitzroy Developments Ltd., Northern Vision Development Corp., Microplanet Technology Corp. and Webber Academy Foundation.  Mr. Tétreault was the President and CEO of Octane Energy Services Ltd. from 1999 to April 2003. He was the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Phoenix from 1997 to 2007. Mr. Tétreault was one of the founders of Total Energy Services Ltd., where he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from November 1996 to July 2000. From August 1993 to December 1997 Mr. Tétreault was a corporate and securities lawyer with the law firm of Bennett Jones Verchere (now Bennett Jones, LLP). Mr. Tétreault obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992 and his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Ottawa in 1988. He is a director or officer of several other private companies.

 
Randy Charron

Director

Mr. Charron is a founding director of Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services and the President of Characo Corporation, a private oil and gas investment firm. Prior to that he was a founding director and Vice President of Artisan Corporation  a publicly traded  Canadian oil field service provider. Mr. Charron is also a member of the board of  Wrangler West Energy Corp., a TSX-V junior oil and natural gas producer. Historically he has also served as a member the board of directors of Nevis Energy Services Ltd., Savanna Energy Services Corp., Plains Energy Services Ltd,  Player Petroleum Corporation, New Syrus Capital Corporation, Drillers Technology Ltd, Artisan Corporation and Artisan Drilling Ltd.  As well Mr. Charron has served the industry as a director of the Canadian Association of Oil Well Drilling Contractors(CAODC), Chairman or the Petroleum Industry Annual Safety Seminar and Director of Program Committee of the Petroleum Industry Training Services (PITS). Mr. Charron obtained a BA from McMaster Unitversity.

 
Judith Athaide

Director

Ms. Athaide is a Professional Engineer who has been engaged in the energy industry for the past 20 years. She is currently President, and co-founder, of The Cogent Group Inc, an independent energy consultancy specializing in assisting organizations transition to, and thrive within, competitive electricity environments. In addition, she is a regular contributor to industry newsletters. Prior to founding The Cogent Group in 1999, Ms Athaide held a variety of senior commercial and technical roles in the energy industry and academic positions at the University of Alberta, Brandon University, University of Calgary and Mount Royal College. Ms Athaide obtained a B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA from the University of Alberta and a B.Comm (Honours) from the University of Manitoba. In addition to PHX Energy Services Corp., Ms Athaide currently serves on the Boards of Fortis Alberta Inc., Cimarron Engineering, Cognera Corp and on the Business Advisory Council at the University of Alberta.

 
Larry Hibbard

Director

Mr. Hibbard has spent over thirty years of his career in the drilling services industry, the majority of which was with Schlumberger Limited. He has an extensive background in acquisitions, operations, marketing, technology, and engineering. Throughout his career he held numerous senior management positions primarily related to international operations, including Region Vice President of Directional Drilling - Worldwide, Vice President of Marketing - North America, and Vice President of North and South America. These positions lead Mr. Hibbard to work in the directional drilling sector in Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Burma. He was also Vice President of Marketing Worldwide for Sedco Forex (a predecessor of Transocean) and Vice President General Manager Worldwide of IPM, a high growth Integrated Project Management group. Currently, Mr. Hibbard is an independent business man who, in addition to PHX Energy Services Corp., serves on the Board of Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp. and numerous other oilfield service companies. He has completed the comprehensive program of study, through National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and achieved the designations of both Board Leadership and Board Governance Fellow.

 
Roger Thomas

Director

Mr. Thomas has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and extensive knowledge of business strategy and macro industry trends. The majority of his career was at Nexen Inc (“Nexen”) where he held various senior executive positions, including Executive Vice President of North America, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nexen Canada, and Senior Vice President of the Canadian Oil and Gas division including Nexen Chemicals Canada LP. In addition, Mr. Thomas is a very active member of the industry and community, with some of his past roles including Vice President of the Alberta Chamber of Resources, Chair of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (“CAPP”), Chair of The Nature Conservancy of Canada (Saskatchewan Region), and Division Co-Chair for the Calgary United Way (Engineering, Energy Services Supply Division). In addition, he was a member of the Premier of Alberta's recent Carbon Capture and Storage Council and assisted with the Department of Energy’s most recent Royalty review.  Mr. Thomas served on Flint Energy Services Ltd.’s Board of Directors for the past three years and was Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a Member of the Environment, Health, Safety and Risk Management Committee.

 
Terry D Freeman
Director

Mr Freeman is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and is Head of Investments for ATB Capital. He is a member of the Board of McCoy Global, a tubular handling equipment business and serves as a member of the Boards for a number of private real estate, construction and energy services businesses. Mr. Freeman was Managing Director of Northern Plains Capital Corporation from 2007 to 2012 and was  a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Flint Energy Services Ltd from 2007 to 2012.

 
Audit Committee
Audit Committee Mandate
  • Larry Hibbard, Committee Chair

  • Judith Athaide

  • Myron Tétreault

  • Terry Freeman

 
Compensation Committee
  • Roger Thomas, Committee Chair

  • Myron Tétreault

  • Larry Hibbard

  • Randy Charron

 
Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee
  • Judith Athaide, Committee Chair

  • Roger Thomas

  • Randy Charron

  • Terry Freeman

 

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