Mark has over 25 years of experience and leadership in both the finance sector and the energy industry. Prior to co-founding Nauticol in 2016, Mark had a 20-year career with General Electric where he was the President of GE Energy’s investing business in Canada. During his time at GE, Mark led the development, investment and construction of several billion dollars of energy infrastructure projects across Canada.
Mark is an innovator, and he has built a reputation around his high level of collaboration and inclusiveness with a broad group of partners and stakeholders. He was born in England, but has spent most of his life in Canada and now calls Calgary home.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan.
Matt has held various leadership positions within engineering and consulting companies during his career. He has both project and engineering experience in designing and developing new capital projects, as well as expertise improving existing operating facilities in such industries as natural gas, methanol, fertilizers, heavy oil and refining. Matt received his B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Tim has more than 30 years of experience in the natural gas and natural gas liquids businesses, including almost 20 years with a major midstream company with full management responsibility for several world scale processing facilities. He was President/CEO at Aux Sable Canada, and recently was a Senior Vice President with a major Canadian gas producer. Tim earned an MBA as well as an Engineering degree from Queen’s University in Kingston.
Georgia has over eight years of combined public practice and industry experience. Georgia started her career with KPMG where she audited a variety of private and public oil and gas companies. Prior to joining Nauticol, Georgia was the Controller of a publicly traded intermediate oil and gas company. Georgia holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Calgary and is a CPA, CA.
For 25 years, Terri Ellen has used her leadership ability, skill and entrepreneurial drive, coupled with her spirit and passion, to create successful collaborations between industry, community and government.
As a communications strategist, Terri’s expertise strengthens conversations and enables advancement in areas of economic development. Her understanding and appreciation for the community have enabled working relationships with a diverse stakeholder base. That ability to engage combined with her creativity brings together an energy for sustainability and future growth.
Terri is a connector in developing corporate strategy with proficient aptitude around branding, communications, and media relations.
Through her knowledge of local, provincial and federal capacity Terri creates opportunities and brings forward a solid business management foundation.
Terri Ellen is an Alumni from Grande Prairie Regional College and celebrates her 30 year career of corporate experiences within the Peace Country and across Alberta.
With an emphasis on strategic planning and public policy, Wayne has over 20 years of relevant political and government experience. Prior to his retirement from Canadian politics, Wayne served three terms as Grande Prairie-Wapiti’s Member of the Legislative Assembly.
Most recently, Wayne serves as deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship and as a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills. He has previously served as Minister of Transportation and as Minister of Infrastructure. Wayne has also served as deputy whip and as a member of several more Standing Committees of the Legislative Assembly, including: Alberta’s Economic Future, Private Bills, Finance, Resource Stewardship, Public Accounts, and Resources and the Environment.
Serving on numerous community boards, including as vice-chair and founding member of the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Medical Service, Wayne is an active Grande Prairie citizen and has continuously contributed to the growth of the region. He and his wife, Sherry, live on the family farm in the Grande Prairie area.
Mark Smigelski is Engineering Manager for Nauticol and has over 25 years of diverse engineering management and design experience across a wide variety of oil & gas projects – including natural gas compression and processing facilities.
Having held both detail-oriented technical positions, and fast paced managerial roles, Mark provides effective engineering management solutions through his proven leadership, team-building and problem-solving expertise. Mark has a demonstrated track record of successfully delivering multi-million-dollar projects on time and within budget.
As an active professional engineer and APEGA member, Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with distinction from the University of Alberta.
Randy has over 40 years of transportation industry experience, including 35 years working with Canadian National Railway (CN). During his career with CN, Randy worked in a variety of business sectors, including petroleum and chemicals, coal, fertilizers, and other industrial products. Randy has held multiple high-level positions, including Senior Manager of Business Development where he led CN’s long-term business development strategy in Western Canada.
After his career with CN, Randy worked in the consulting industry providing advanced process and technology-based solutions for maximizing rail transportation and expanding terminal networks. Randy has extensive experience in the development of new business ventures and of new crude oil rail loading and unloading terminals in Canada and the US, as well as with the logistics systems and technology to manage them.
Gerald Feschuk is a seasoned professional engineer with a strong business background and a comprehensive record of successful regulatory, environmental, policy, personnel and business management in both the private and public sectors.
With over 20 years experience in the Western Canadian energy regulatory system, Gerald has been a key player in environmental legislation development and has held leadership roles at both the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Energy Regulator. His experience spans an array of regulatory, environmental, risk management, and business development roles. Gerald possesses a combined 18 years of experience in industry and consulting across Canada and into the USA.
Gerald holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta.