William Bridger has been appointed founding president and chief executive officer of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Science and Engineering Research.
Bridger is currently vice-president, research and professor of biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario.
He is internationally known for his research on cell proteins and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has also held executive positions in the Canadian Biochemical Society and the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies.
Bridger begins his new job with the foundation Sept. 1.
The foundation was created by the Alberta government in 2000 with an endowment of $500 million. It uses the interest on the endowment to support a range of research in Alberta educational institutions and related industries.
Victor Zaleschuk has announced he is stepping down as president and CEO of Nexen Inc. effective June 1.
Zaleschuk has been with the company 15 years and remains on the board of directors.
Charlie Fischer succeeds Zaleschuk. Fischer joined Nexen in 1994 as senior VP, exploration and production, North America. He was promoted to executive VP and chief operating officer in 1997 and joined the board in 2000.
Nexen Inc. (NXY–TSE and NYSE) is an independent, global energy and chemicals company.
Brian McCombe has resigned as a member of the board of directors at Drake Pacific Enterprises Ltd.
At the same time, Dallas Hawkins and Thomas Fehr have joined the board. McCombe had served the company for seven years. No reason was given for his resignation. Fehr is a financial consultant with 25 years experience in all aspects of financial accounting and management in the local petroleum industry.
Hawkins, an independent businessman from Spokane, Wash., will represent the interests of the estate of the corporation’s late founder and largest shareholder, Dallas Hawkins.
Michael Bradley, president of Duke Energy Midstream Services, has announced a new management team after completing its acquisition of Canadian Midstream Services, Ltd.
David Summers has been named senior VP and will be responsible for all commercial and operational activities. He was previously the COO and VP for CMSL.
Kathleen Bruce has been named controller. She was previously division controller for Duke.
Steven VanSickle is VP of business development and held a similar position at CMSL.
Marion Burnyeat is VP of business development and marketing. She was previously director of business development for Duke.
Greg Rauh as been named general manager, northern area operations. He was previously director of operations for Duke.
Peter MacQuarrie has been named GM, southern area operations, and was previously business development engineer for CMSL.
Richard Walls, formerly CEO and president of CMSL, has been retained as special adviser assisting with the integration and completion of several ongoing projects.
Duke Energy Midstream Services is a North American midstream energy company focused on gathering, processing, transportation, marketing and storage of natural gas and the production, transportation and marketing of natural gas liquids.
John Howard has joined the board of directors of IO-TEK Inc. in Edmonton. Howard is the managing partner of Howard Kirkpatrick Associates, a chartered accounting firm based in Edmonton. He has 25 years experience and has provided audit, accounting and income tax services to a wide range of clients. He also sits on the Board of Foundation Equity Corporation, an Alberta based private venture capital company.
10-TEK is a multicultural application service provider focused on development of proprietary software applications and strategic services.
Helene Leggatt has been promoted to senior VP, managing director at Palmer Jarvis DDB in Edmonton.
Leggatt, has worked in the advertising industry more than 20 years and will continue to oversee general agency operations, but focus on new business development.
Palmer Jarvis is headquartered in Vancouver with offices in Edmonton and Toronto. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 offices in 99 countries.
Mark Bertolini has been appointed head of manufacturing at Turbo Genset Inc. An engineer with a strong background in manufacturing management in the aerospace industry, he was previously managing director of Robson Precision (Hampson Group). He has also worked with major companies such as Vickers Aerospace, Rhor Inc (San Diego) and British Aerospace.