Board of Directors
George Chow - Chairman of the Board
Mr. Chow was appointed to the Board of Directors of Total Energy Services Inc. in 2017. Mr. Chow was one of the founders of Savanna Energy Services Corp., most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Savanna Energy Services Corp. from 2003 until 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Chow held various executive roles including Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Operating Officer with Plains Energy Services Corp., President of Entest Corp, as well as various public and private directorships including Interra Energy Services Ltd., Profound Energy Inc., Find Energy Ltd., Plains Energy Services Corp. and others. Mr. Chow holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering with Distinction degree, both from the University of Alberta. Mr. Chow received his Institute of Corporate Directors designation in 2010.
Glenn Dagenais - Independent Director
Mr. Dagenais was appointed to the Board of Directors of Total Energy Services Inc. in 2017. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Ensign Energy Services Inc., a global energy services company, from 1991 until his retirement in 2015. Prior to joining Ensign, Mr. Dagenais held various management positions in the oilfield service and down-stream energy industries. Mr. Dagenais received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1978 and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1981. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.
Daniel Halyk - President and Chief Executive Officer, Total Energy Services Inc.
Mr. Halyk is the founder of Total Energy and has served as a director since its inception in November 1996 and Chief Executive Officer since 2002. Mr. Halyk co-founded Trident Capital Partners in 1997, a private limited partnership that invested primarily in the energy and real estate industries until 2021. Prior to starting Trident Capital, Mr. Halyk was a corporate/securities lawyer with Bennett Jones in Calgary. Mr. Halyk received his Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Major) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan.
Jessica Kirstine - Independent Director
Ms. Kirstine was appointed to the Board of Directors of Total Energy Services Inc. in August 2021. Ms. Kirstine currently serves as Chief of Staff for TC Energy. Based in Calgary, Ms. Kirstine reports directly to the CEO of TC Energy and is responsible for enabling cross-functional collaboration and facilitating decision making across all aspects of TC Energy’s business. Prior to being appointed to the role of Chief of Staff, Ms. Kirstine was the Vice-President of System Operations and Engineering, Liquid Pipelines for TC Energy. Prior to joining TC Energy in 2019, Ms. Kirstine spent 17 years in the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry in operations, engineering and exploration roles, serving in both technical and management capacities. Ms. Kirstine has her Professional Engineering designation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and earned her Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2002.
Greg Melchin - Independent Director
Mr. Melchin was appointed to the Board of Directors of Total Energy Services Inc. in 2009. Mr. Melchin served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1997 to 2008. For seven years, he served as a Minister of the Crown, including Minister of Revenue from 2001 to 2004 and Minister of Energy from 2004 to 2006. Subsequent to leaving public office in March of 2008, Mr. Melchin has served on various corporate boards. Mr. Melchin received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1980 and his FCA designation in 2004. Mr. Melchin also received his Institute of Corporate Directors designation in 2007.
Ken Mullen - Independent Director
Mr. Mullen was appointed to the Board of Directors of Total Energy Services Inc. in May 2021. Mr. Mullen has held various executive and director positions with public and private energy and energy services companies and was a founder of Savanna Energy Services Ltd. where he served as President and CEO from 2001 until 2015. From 2016 to 2023, Mr. Mullen was involved in the investment management industry, including as a dealing representative with Barometer Capital Management Inc. Mr. Mullen is currently a director of Melamaken Adventures Inc. and is a member of the board of directors of Pason Systems Inc. Mr. Mullen obtained his Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Calgary and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1985. Mr. Mullen also obtained his Institute of Corporate Directors designation in 2009.