CALGARY, AB (December 15, 2017) – The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) has begun the search for a new President and CEO following the resignation of Mark Salkeld which will be effective March 15, 2018.
The petroleum services, supply and manufacturing sectors are looking forward to more certain times following the past two challenging years for our industry. This road ahead will require a strong voice for the sector to help navigate the issues and opportunities impacting PSAC Members collectively. “We will need another strong leader that will be able to steer the Association on the path we now find ourselves and the changing landscape in which we operate,” says Scott Van Vliet, Chair of PSAC, and CEO & Founder of Environmental Refuelling Systems Inc.
“It has been an incredible journey since I stepped into the role as President and CEO,” says Mr. Salkeld. “I have met so many extraordinary people, and have worked alongside so many members of industry who share in my passion for showcasing the Canadian industry and our shared commitment to the responsible development of our vast resources. Even during the downturn, I celebrated the leadership, innovation and resiliency of our sector and PSAC Members with all key stakeholders.”
“We would like to recognize and thank Mark for his contributions to the organization over his seven years of dedicated service,” says Mr. Van Vliet. “Mark has delivered tremendous value to our Members, including spearheading a review of membership types which now extends to companies in the alternative energy space. He supported the development of an effective government relations program ensuring PSAC’s voice was at the table on major policy issues across all levels of government. He also helped to guide the organizations on major public outreach efforts and build out the Association’s role in addressing a myriad of issues from health and safety to labour pool development.”
The Board of Directors of PSAC would like to thank Mark for his dedication, passion and enthusiasm in leading the organization and wish him the best of luck in his new role as VP of Operations and Business Development for CLEANTEK Industries.
The Board of Directors looks forward to a new and exciting chapter for the Association and will commence the search for a new President and CEO led by Doug McNeill, past Chair. Details of the position and search firm will be announced shortly. In the meantime, should you know of any interested candidates, please contact the individuals below.
The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is the national trade association representing the service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry. As the voice of the sector, PSAC advocates for its members to enable the continued innovation, technological advancement and in-the-field experience they supply to Canada’s energy explorers and producers, helping to increase efficiency, improve safety and protect the environment.
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Scott Van Vliet
Chair, PSAC Board of Directors
Past Chair, PSAC Board of Directors