Board of Directors
Bruce Pachkowski - Chairman of the Board
Mr. Pachkowski serves as Chairman of the Board of Total Energy Services Inc. and was one of the founding directors, having served as a director since 1996. Mr. Pachkowski was a Principal of Trident Capital Partners LP, a management and investment limited partnership and was formerly a partner with Peat Marwick Thorne (now KPMG LLP). Mr. Pachkowski received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in 1977 and has been a Chartered Accountant since 1979, a Chartered Business Valuator since 1989 and received his ICD.D designation in 2012.
George Chow - Independent Director
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 Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with Plains Energy Services Corp. and 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 also 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 President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Total Energy Services Inc. and the founder of the Corporation. Mr. Halyk has served as a director since 1996. He has been Chief Executive Officer since May 2002 and President since June 2007. Since December 1997, Mr. Halyk has been a Principal of Trident Capital Partners LP; a private limited partnership that makes investments primarily in the energy, energy services and real estate industries. Prior to starting Trident Capital, Mr. Halyk was a corporate securities lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP in Calgary. Mr. Halyk received his Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Major) and Bachelor of Laws degrees 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 Vice-President of System Operations and Engineering, Liquid Pipelines for TC Energy. Based in Calgary, Ms. Kirstine is responsible for Liquid Pipelines Operation Control Centre, Pipe and Facility Integrity and overall engineering support of TC Energy’s Liquid Pipelines operating assets across North America. 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. Most recently, 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. Mr. Melchin left elected office in March of 2008 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Enmax Corporation, a municipally owned utility, and on the Board of Directors of Baytex Energy Corp. 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. Since 2016 Mr. Mullen has been involved in the investment management industry, most recently as a dealing representative with Barometer Capital Management 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.