Mr. Shwed is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crew Energy Inc. a Calgary, Alberta based exploration and production company. Mr. Shwed graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology in 1980, whereupon he joined Amoco Canada Petroleum Corporation Ltd. as an exploration geologist. He held positions of increasing responsibility with various exploration and production companies before founding his own consulting, production and development company Elad Resources Corporation in 1986. In 1993, Mr. Shwed founded Baytex Energy Ltd. a public exploration and Development Company. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer overseeing the operations of the Company growing production to over 40,000 boepd. In 2003 Baytex Energy Ltd. was reorganized into Baytex Energy Corp. and a junior exploration and production company Crew Energy Ltd. Mr. Shwed is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crew Energy Inc. and is on the Board of Directors of Baytex Energy Corp, TORC Oil & Gas Ltd and Inplay Oil Corp.
Dale O. ShwedPresident and Chief Executive Officer
John G. Leach, CASenior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Leach was a founding member of Baytex Energy Ltd. beginning in 1993, serving in the Company’s finance department in increasing roles of responsibility culminating as its Vice President, Finance from 1998 to the time of its reorganization in September 2003. At that time, Mr. Leach became Vice President, Finance and CFO of Crew Energy Ltd. Mr. Leach has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian oil and gas and accounting industries, having worked for KPMG, LLP prior to joining Baytex. Mr. Leach has been Chartered Accountant since 1991 and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Rob Morgan, P.Eng.Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Morgan is a Professional Engineer with 30 years of technical, operations and management experience in the oil and natural gas industry. He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for Harvest Energy. Prior to that he was the Vice President Operations and Corporate Development of Viking Energy Royalty Trust since June 2004, and prior thereto had been Manager, Planning at Canadian Natural Resources Limited. Previously, Mr. Morgan was a member of the management team of Petrovera Resources, holding positions of Vice President Corporate Development and Vice President Engineering. Prior to the formation of Petrovera Resources in 1999, Mr. Morgan held management and senior technical positions at Pan Canadian Petroleum Limited and CS Resources Limited, and technical and field operations positions with Murphy Oil Company Ltd.
Ken TruscottSenior Vice-President, Business Development and Land
Mr. Truscott graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 1981. After joining Texaco Canada Resources Ltd. he worked in numerous functions before taking on a negotiations role. At Texaco, he worked in Canada, Latin America and West Africa. After returning to Canada, Mr. Truscott joined Imperial Oil where he was the Lead Negotiator for Imperial’s major divestment program from 1990 to 1993. Subsequent to that assignment he joined Remington Energy Ltd as Vice President, Land which was sold to Dominion Canada in 1999. In 1999, he joined Chain Energy Limited in the capacity of Vice President Land & COO which was sold to Cequel Energy in 2002. In 2002, Mr. Truscott founded Morpheus Energy Limited, as private oil and gas exploration company, as President and CEO. Morpheus was sold to Orleans Energy in April 2006. He joined Crew Energy Ltd. in a consulting capacity in December 2006 and after experiencing the Crew culture accepted an executive position in September 2007.
Jamie L. BowmanVice President, Marketing
James (Jamie) Bowman has more than 25 years of operational, financial, marketing and administrative experience in the oil and gas industry. Jamie’s diverse background covers all aspects of marketing and trading oil and gas products as well as production accounting, joint venture operations, corporate finance, regulatory affairs, and risk management. Prior to joining Crew in 2013, Jamie spent 12 years with EOG Resources Canada as the Vice President Marketing and Business Development, with specific involvement and oversight of the Kitimat LNG Project. Prior thereto, he held a series of positions of increasing responsibilities with Canadian Hunter Exploration, Morrison Petroleums, and Devon Energy Canada. In these positions, Jamie has been involved in all aspects of the Canadian oil and gas business, from technical to financial, and has a proven track record on many Canadian infrastructure project developments. Jamie graduated from the University of Calgary in 1988 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Finance.
Kurtis FischerVice President, Business Development
Kurtis Fischer is a seasoned Business Development executive with more than 25 years in the industry. After graduating in 1988 from the Petroleum Technology program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Mr. Fischer started his career at North Canadian Oils in production operations. Subsequently, he took on a variety of different operations and engineering roles of increasing responsibility at companies including Norcen Energy, Northstar Energy, Archean Energy, and Viking Energy Royalty Trust. In 2004, Mr. Fischer joined Crew Energy, with primary responsibility for management of the exploitation, production, and reservoir engineering areas. In 2008, he was promoted to Crew’s Manager of Acquisitions and Divestitures and subsequently promoted to Vice President, Business Development in 2010.
Gary P. SmithVice-President, Exploration
Gary Smith is a Professional Geologist, graduating in 1983 with a Doctorate degree in Geology from McGill University. He joined Chevron Canada Resources upon graduation where he worked as a geologist on a wide variety of projects. In 1990, Mr. Smith moved to Union Pacific Resources as a senior geologist exploring in central Alberta. Subsequently, he joined Canadian Hunter Exploration as a senior geologist, which was sold to Burlington Resources in 2002. He then joined Storm Energy as a senior geologist prior to its sale to Harvest Energy in 2004. Mr. Smith then co-founded Greenbank Energy in the capacity of Vice President Exploration until the company’s sale to Rock Energy in 2007. He then joined Crew Energy as a senior geologist before accepting his current position in 2008.
Shawn A. Van Spankeren, CMAVice-President, Finance and Administration
Mr. Van Spankeren is a professional accountant with a Certified Management Accountant designation since 1998 and has over 20 years of experience in the Canadian oil and gas industry. He held various roles at junior oil and gas companies until 1997 when he joined Baytex Energy. He held increasing roles of responsibility at Baytex until 2000 when Mr. Van Spankeren became the Controller. In September of 2003, when Baytex reorganized into a Trust and spun out Crew Energy, Mr. Van Spankeren became the Controller of Crew. In January 2009, Mr. Van Spankeren became the Vice President, Finance & Controller of Crew Energy.