The Alberta Research Council is revamping its organizational structure and senior staff effective April 1.
Karen Beliveau, director of the council’s Technology Commercialization Office, has been promoted to vice-president of external relations and alliances. In this role, she will oversee partnerships, alliances, technology foresight, competitive intelligence, shareholder relations and ARC’s Singapore office.
Paul Layte, now the council’s V.P. of industrial processes and systems, becomes vice-president of advanced materials, sensors and intelligent systems. The new division is aimed at helping the council better meet the needs of its industrial partners.
Phil Murray continues his role as executive vice-president of southern Alberta and vice-president of energy technologies, but will have added responsibility for programs directly involved in the Clean Energy Research Program.
Peter Matthewman adds executive responsibility for Vegreville to his role as vice-president of life sciences, and expands his program responsibility to include forestry growth and yield.
Two new positions have also been created. Dr. Richard Peter, who joined the research council in August on secondment from the University of Alberta, has been appointed vice-president of ARC’s new integrated resource management division.
The ARC will soon begin looking for a vice-president of its newly formed New Ventures division.
As well, the 80-year-old council performs applied research and development on a contract or fee basis, and co-ventures with others to develop new technologies. ARC also conducts applied research to support provincial science and technology needs and strategies.
NetDriven Solutions Inc. has put Frank Tersigni in the president’s chair.
The storage applications solutions provider (NDS-TSE) has also named Tersigni as chairman and chief executive officer. He will oversee and direct the international efforts of Calgary-based NetDriven (NDS-TSE).
Tersigni is a 23-year veteran of the technology sector. Most recently, he was vice-president of marketing for LGS Group, an IBM Company.
NetDriven Solutions is a storage application solution provider catering to the oilpatch as well as publishing and financial services markets.
Real Resources Inc. has appointed Frank Muller as vice-president of exploration. He replaces Gordie Crowell, who retired from the company last month.
Muller joined the Calgary company (RER-TSE) in January 1998 as a senior exploration geologist and was promoted to chief geologist in July 1999.
Real Resources Inc. is active in the exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas in Western Canada.
Equatorial Energy Inc.has appointed Mark Powell as vice-president of exploration. Powell joined the Calgary-based company earlier this month after a 22-year career in the oilpatch. Most recently, he was president of Mambesa Energy Ltd.
Also new to the company is P. David Shenstone, who takes on the role of vice-president of land and business development. Shenstone has 22 years of oil-and-gas experience and held senior roles at Courage Energy, Shell Canada and BH.
As well, Michael A. Wilhelm has been promoted to the post of chief financial officer and vice-president of finance. He joined Equatorial in 1996 and has held a variety of senior roles including controller and finance manager.
Equatorial Energy (OZ-TSE) is an independent junior oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of petroleum and natural gas in western Canada and Indonesia.
Micro Mining Technologies Ltd. has made changes to its senior management ranks.
Effective immediately, Frederick Nicholson replaces Jeff Love as chief financial officer of the Calgary-based high-tech industrial company. Gloria Miller has been appointed corporate secretary, replacing Vaughan Watts.
Micro Mining is engaged in commercializing its technology into the oil & gas, mining, power generation and environmental sectors.