Churchill Corporation subsidiary Triton Projects has named Bruce Rintoul to the position of president. He replaces Rae Campbell, who has left the Edmonton-based company. Rintoul was previously the chairman, chief executive and vice-president, industrial. Triton Projects provides heavy industrial general contracting, fabrication and maintenance services to the resource and industrial sectors.
Jim Simpson has resigned as chairman of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Simpson, who has been president of Chevron Canada Resources, has taken on a new role with ChevronTexaco Corp. as managing director of its Mideast/North Africa business unit. John Dielwart, president and CEO of ARC Resources Ltd. and current vice-chairman of CAPP, took over as chairman effective Nov. 1. John Richels, president and CEO of Devon Canada Corp., becomes vice-chairman. CAPP represents 140 companies that explore for, develop and produce natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, oilsands, and elemental sulphur throughout Canada.
Roman Cooney is heading back to school to take up the new post of vice-president (external relations) at the University of Calgary. A former U of C grad who holds an MCS, Cooney is departing his post as vice-president, communications with the Calgary Health Region. His new responsibilities will include the areas of public and government relations, communications, marketing, creative services and alumni relations. Prior to joining the health region, Cooney worked for 20 years in journalism, including a variety of senior posts at the Calgary Herald.
Eleanor Barker has been appointed vice-president, investor relations for First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. Barker has 16 years experience in the investment business, having worked as an oil and gas investment analyst since 1986. Recent areas of work have included junior domestic, junior international, senior Canadian energy and pipeline equities.
Kathryn McDonald has joined Edmonton-based Banks-Hill Systems Ltd. as marketing manager. McDonald has previously held senior technical and marketing roles with a number of IT firms including IBM. In her new role, she will work to establish the company’s new Navision practice. Founded in 1983, Banks-Hill Systems Ltd. serves the information technology needs of small- and medium-sized businesses.
Sadiq Lalani has stepped down as vice-president of finance and chief financial officer of True Energy Inc. Lalani will continue to work with the company until a replacement is found. True Energy (TUI-TSX) is a Calgary-based oil and natural gas exploration and production company.
Brian Lamb is the new chief financial officer of International Health Partners Inc. Lamb has been a consultant for the past 18 months. He replaces David McQuaig, who is president of the Calgary-based firm (IHP-TSX Venture) company and has been promoted to the post of chief executive officer. McQuaig, a founder of the company, replaces former CEO Ed Belanger, who has resigned to pursue other interests. International Health Partners Inc. is a medical and dental practice management company. The company operates a chain of health facilities in Alberta.
Houston-based Dominion Exploration and Production Inc. has named Anthony Marino as senior vice-president and general manager of its Canadian operations. He replaces Wayne Foo, who has headed up the Canadian office since Dominion bought Archer Resources, Ltd. in April 1998. Prior to his new role, Marino was the firm’s vice-president of engineering. He will now oversee Dominion’s exploration and production activities in Canada, which are headquartered in Calgary. Dominion E&P is the natural gas, oil exploration and production subsidiary of Dominion (D-NYSE).
McLean & Partners Wealth Management Ltd. has added Tom Netzel and Mary George to its estate planning division. George joins McLean & Partners as executive administrator for the estate planning division. She brings 15 years of experience in office management, life insurance and estate planning. Netzel brings 18 years of experience in estate and financial planning.
Thelton McMillian has joined the executive offices of Calgary-based Critical Mass. McMillan will serve as chief operating officer of the global interactive agency. Previously, he was managing director/global Internet business solutions leader at KPMG Consulting Inc. Critical Mass is a marketing communications company with offices in Chicago, New York and Stockholm.
Trinidad Energy Services Income Trust has put Lyle Whitmarsh in the president’s chair. He replaces Marvin Jones, who is retiring from the Calgary-based company (TDG.UN-TSX) but will remain in an advisory role. Whitmarsh has more than 15 years of senior executive and operational experience in the drilling and oilfield service sector. Most recently, he was general manager of drilling operations for Calgary Trinidad Drilling Ltd.
Stephen Lougheed is the new president and CEO of Sylogist Inc. (SYL-TSX). Lougheed will also become a member of the board of directors. He replaces acting CEO David Donaldson, who will become an advisor to the board on a part-time basis.
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