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Breydon Stangeland

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Breydon Stangeland joined Petrotranz in March 2013 as a Technical Solutions Analyst. Since then, he has worked his way to the role of Manager, Customer Experience, where he diligently works to deliver the best customer experience with his team through customer support, events and training workshops.

Prior to joining the team, Breydon studied Visual Communications Design at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar - where he worked with various design firms and technology companies building their customer facing experience. Breydon has been successful in leveraging this education towards improving the Petrotranz Brand from a design perspective.

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Deena Efthimiadis

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Deena Efthimiadis was the first individual to complete the Petrotranz internship program in the summer of 2015 while she worked towards achieving her diploma in Criminal Justice – Policing; from Lethbridge College. Upon successfully completing her education, Deena made the decision to rejoin the Petrotranz team as a crucial member of the Customer Experience Team where she continues to flourish and bring immense value to both the Petrotranz organization and customers.

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Ashleigh Wood

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Ashleigh Wood joined Petrotranz in October 2017 and quickly established herself as an integral part of the Customer Experience Team. Ashleigh works with customers in an attempt to ensure their experience is exceptional and efficient.

Ashleigh graduated from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Business Marketing Program and brings 6 years of experience in both the hospitality and sales industries. Ashleigh appreciates the paramountcy of building purposeful relationships with each one of our valued customers.

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Khadija Guseynova

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Khadija Guseynova joined Petrotranz in October 2017 as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager. Khadija brings a solid background in the hospitality industry, she is ambitious, outgoing and seeks extensive adventure in everything! Achievement focused, “Hatie” is always looking for opportunities that will broaden her horizon.

Khadija is a strong professional with two diplomas focused on Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management as well as Business management from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. She brings experience as a Customer Service Manager overseeing complex projects and driving productivity improvement. Khadija is also effective at building and leading highly-motivated, cross-functional teams in fast-paced environments. Always the team player, Hatie is constantly looking for ways to leave a positive impact.

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Trevor Jones

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Trevor Jones joined Petrotranz in November of 2013 and is a positive and energetic self-starter who is highly motivated to succeed. Trevor’s drive, initiative and ability to influence others, coupled with a strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, make him a valuable addition to the Customer Engagement and Business Development team.

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Bridgette Sauve

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Bridgette Sauve joined Petrotranz in October 2015 as a Customer Experience Representative. After two years of filling many responsibilities including Administrative Assistant, Training Workshop Coordinator and more, Bri has moved into the role of Business Development Representative. With Bri’s focus on her customers and her desire to deliver an exceptional experience, she is heavily focused and responsible for the engagements between Petrotranz and all the Producer Operations.

Bridgette brings a positive and playful presence to the office and customers and appreciates the plethora of new and exciting challenges to dive into everyday!

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Liam McDermott

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Liam McDermott has been with Petrotranz since the heydays of 2013. Liam graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia with a BA in Economics which serves him well when it comes to bringing an analytical mind to solving problems for Petrotranz customers. When not bleeding the Petrotranz blue, Liam enjoys playing tennis, squash, hockey and golf. Most recently he even joined a book club.

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John Baisley

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John Baisley joined the Petrotranz team in May 2017. John has over 15 years of oil and gas industry experience starting as a developer with a Natural Gas ETRM solution provider. An acquisition in 2007 provided the opportunity to learn new programming languages and an introduction to oil marketing. With a passion for customer relations, John was driven to pursue a move to business services where he further developed the skills required to join the Petrotranz team.

When John isn’t glued to a computer screen, he likes to spend time with friends, camping, kayaking, checking out the local music scene and finding new places to eat great food.

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Carman Kwong

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Carman Kwong joined the Petrotranz team in November of 2017. She brings strong abilities in research and software specification development to the Petrotranz Innovations and Deployment thanks to her education in computer science from the University of Calgary.

Prior to joining the team, Carman was a founding member of the team at ClickDishes, a local technology start-up, where she oversaw the product from inception to launch as the product manager.

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Dylan Amirault

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Dylan Amirault, a local Calgarian recently graduated from the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria specializing in entrepreneurship. Having joined Petrotranz in May 2017 as a Business Analyst, Dylan brings his past oil and gas experience in the marketing and business development space with Secure Energy, in an effort to help create value for Petrotranz.

Dylan likes to stay active in the great outdoors and is always willing to try new activities. He's also an avid and extensive traveler having visited some wonderful places such as Italy, London, Russia and Greece. He recently completed a four-month international exchange over to Finland before graduating from university.

Dylan is excited to create innovative technology to help revolutionize the oil and gas industry as a member of the Petrotranz team.

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Mirela Balan

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Mirela Balan joined Petrotranz in December 2014 as Manager, Quality Assurance. She brings over 20 years experience in testing, analyzing and implementing Oil & Gas, Web and Telecommunication applications.

In her role, Mirela strives to continually maintain high quality releases; identifying the correctness, completeness, and quality of the software. Mirela works closely between the Petrotranz Customer Experience and Research & Development teams testing and implementing new releases, features and enhancements for all products.

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Ben Guenter

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Ben Guenter joined Petrotranz in January of 2018 as a Senior Developer. Having graduated from the Software Development program at SAIT in 2011 and started his career at ARC Resources Ltd, he gained valuable business knowledge in varied areas. During his time with ARC, Ben had positive impact while creating internal applications for the company and was paramount in implementing time saving solutions. Further, he is passionate about automation and providing timely and accurate information to the business. Constant learning is what drives Ben and he brings a passion for continuous improvement to the team.

During his spare time, Ben is occupied with his family; playing board games, reading, and playing Ultimate Frisbee. He loves to meet new people and is intentional about getting to know each of his friends on a deep level through shared enjoyment of beverages and food.

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Jason Turner

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Jason Turner joined Petrotranz in July of 2012 as the Vice President, Research & Development. This was not Jason’s first exposure to the Petrotranz platform and organisation as he had previously served as the lead architect on the Petrotranz Crude Oil Transportation System (“COTS”) since inception in 2007. In his current role as Petrotranz’s Chief Technical Officer, Jason is responsible for all the process driven research aspects of platform development, the IS requirements and maintenance of Petrotranz’s industry solutions.

As a senior software developer with Pandell Technology from 2005 to 2012 Jason was part of many large web based software application projects. Jason gained previous oil and gas industry experience as a data analyst/programmer with Nexen Inc. from 2002 to 2005 and through his work with Acanthus Resources Ltd. in 2001. In 2003 Jason received a Bachelor of Management degree with Honours in Information Systems from the University of Lethbridge.

In his free time Jason enjoys spending time with his two children, staying active golfing, running, biking, and skiing. In the winter Jason is an avid hockey fan who enjoys helping coach his son’s hockey team, playing himself, and watching his favorite amateur and professional hockey teams.

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Alex Gierus

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Mr. Gierus joined Petrotranz in 2015 to lead the expansion of the company's offerings into metrics, analytics, and decision and support tools. He currently leads the Product Innovation, Deployment, and Testing teams; managing product vision, roadmap, execution, and product-related process improvement for our growing company.

Most recently, Mr. Gierus was the Executive Director of the Petroleum Marketing and Valuation functions of the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission (APMC), managing nearly $2.5 billion in annual crown royalty collection and disposition and leading important industry initiatives on behalf of the Government of Alberta. Still with the public service prior to the APMC, Mr. Gierus led Alberta Energy's Oil Sands Economics and Markets policy group. Prior to his energy career, Mr. Gierus was senior finance manager for ten years at CN Rail, North America's top performing railroad. At CN he managed a wide range of multi-billion dollar portfolios, using data science, technology, and process improvement to generate tens of millions of dollars in value. Prior to this, Mr. Gierus had a career in information technology with several Calgary-based start-ups. Mr. Gierus sits on the boards of Intriga Mobility and the Calgary Youth Science Fair Society.

Mr. Gierus has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration.

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Lindsey Boguski

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Lindsey has spent the past 14 years in various marketing related capacities within the Canadian Oil and Gas Sector. Leveraging both her Business Diploma from SAIT and her Bachelor's in Management from the University of Lethbridge, Lindsey has worked for some well-recognized organisations ranging from NetThruPut Inc., Seminole Canada Energy, ARC Resources to Harvest Operations. During her tenure with these organisations, she has developed a very wide-ranging grasp including: Accounting, Analytics, Logistics and Marketing for Crude Oil and NGL production.

In early 2012 Lindsey took on a new and exciting career move by accepting the role of Director, Industry Solutions with Petrotranz Inc. In this new capacity, Lindsey was a strong voice of guidance and experience to the marketing sector, working to facilitate standardization and efficiency wherever possible. Since this time, she has advanced to take on the full responsibility for our customers experience. This includes the Customer Experience (Support and Training team), Customer Engagement team and the Business Development Team.

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Amanda Gentile

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Taking on a new career challenge, Amanda joined the Petrotranz Team in 2017 as the Director, Business Development. Her most recent position held within the Calgary Energy sector was that of Senior Crude Oil Marketing Representative with Pengrowth Energy Inc. Ms. Gentiles 7.5 years of producer commercial marketing experience with Pengrowth, along with her 15 plus years within the oil & gas industry at large, are being parlayed into the newly structured Business Development team at Petrotranz. She has broad experience in energy marketing & risk management.

During her career in Calgary, Amanda has worked for some well-recognized organisations ranging from Cargill, Enbridge Inc., Provident Energy and Pengrowth Energy Inc. During her time with these organisations, she has developed a very wide-ranging skill set which includes: Risk Control, Analytics, Logistics and Marketing for Crude Oil.

Amanda has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Montana.

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Scott Wilson

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Mr. Wilson joined Petrotranz in 2015 as a Senior Research & Development analyst. Since then, he has moved into the role of Director, Research & Development, continuing to push the Petrotranz platform forward through technical innovation.

Prior to joining the team, Mr. Wilson worked at a technology start-up related to crypto-currencies for two years. Mr. Wilson has further history in the development realm as a Developer with Pandell Technology from 2006 to 2013 where he worked on many different Oil & Gas software solutions including the Petrotranz Crude Oil Transportation System (“COTS”) as a contracted resource. Further to that role, he was responsible for working on various software solutions, from data conversions to accounting applications.

Mr. Wilson graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelors of Management and a degree in Information Systems in 2004.

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