Team Terrapro

Nice to Meet You!

Meet Our CEO

Colin Schmidt started TerraPro with his father-in-law Richard in 2006 and carries on our company’s origins as a family business. Colin leads our team with exceptional care, passion, and dedication.

Colin Schmidt

President, CEO & Director

 

With over 35 years of sales experience and 15 years spent in the Canadian oil and gas industry, Colin oversees the strategic direction and operational activities of TerraPro.

 

A natural-born entrepreneur, Colin received much of his early education in sales and relationship management from family businesses. He co-founded TerraPro in 2006 and, in addition to his duties as President and CEO of TerraPro, he’s heavily involved in our growth and business development activities.

 

Contact

780-446-1996

Meet Our CFO

Will Sawchyn

Chief Financial Officer

 

Will is a strategic leader, involved in all aspects of the company’s success and growth. With a strong focus on building relationships, Will brings to TerraPro a background in commercial and industrial services, utility services and the construction sector. He also has a deep understanding of what is needed to create and maintain a successful organization. In addition, Will has comprehensive board experience, having sat on public and private sector boards of directors, including both privately held and publicly traded companies. Will is a designated CPA (CA).

Meet Our Manager

CHRIS MARTIN

Manager

 

Chris joined TerraPro in 2016. He has over 25 years of experience as a small business owner in the transportation and oil & gas industries. Chris oversees our facility and fleet maintenance programs and leads a skilled team of shop, wash plant, and manufacturing plant staff.

Chris enjoys puttering in his shop and spending time with family. He also loves his motorsports; everything from dirt biking to snowmobiling. He has a bit of a soft spot for his wife’s dog Marty and his two young grandsons.

 

Meet Our Board of Directors

Doug McCartney

Director

Mr. McCartney is the Managing Partner of Burstall Winger Zammit LLP, a Calgary-based law firm, where he has been a Partner of the firm for over a decade.

He practices in the areas of securities and corporate finance as well as in corporate/commercial law. Doug also has extensive experience acting as a Director and Corporate Secretary to numerous public and private companies. He currently acts as a valued Director and Corporate Secretary to Aveda Transportation and Energy Services Inc. (TSX-V:AVE).

L. Evan Baergen 

Director


Mr. Baergen has been active in a broad spectrum of enterprises encompassing various business sectors, including manufacturing, technology, consulting and service industries. Evan has educational degrees in Electronic Engineering Technology (Northern Alberta Institute of Alberta), Bachelor of Business Administration (Simon Fraser University), and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, having articled with Price Waterhouse. He has been active in a wide range of senior management roles, such as the CEO of a Canadian public Issuer, CEO and CFO of various US public companies, private and public Issuer turnarounds, implementation of leading-edge technology projects, and various advisory engagement roles.

Mr. Baergen also has been active in mergers and acquisitions, as well as several start-ups. He has served, or currently serves, as an officer or director of numerous public, private and not-for-profit companies.

C. JAMES DAVIS

Chair

Mr. Davis is the former President and CEO of the ECL Group of Companies Ltd. whose businesses included a significant bulk liquid transportation company in Western Canada, a specialty chemical manufacturer, transportation and disposal of hazardous liquids and soil remediation companies. Prior to ECL, he was in the finance group with Greyhound Canada and progressive roles in public practice with Deloitte Touche. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCMA, CA).

When RTL-Westcan acquired the business of ECL Transportation, Mr. Davis became President and Chair of the Executive Steering Committee and remained with the Company for five years after the acquisition. He is currently a mentor to several Western Canada business through an umbrella organization and a director of private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

RicharD Kulhawe

Director

Richard provides an extensive background of business and management experience. As a co-founder of  Terrapro, he was instrumental in the business case development and execution of its founding objectives resulting in the significant presence it currently enjoys in the Western Canadian Energy industry. He has a successful history of business development in a wide array of industries including construction, technology, and real estate.

Richard holds a BSc in Mechnical Engineering (UofA ’74), and an Executive MBA (Queen’s ’05). He currently resides with his wife, Janice, in Kelowna, BC.

Dwight Martin

Director

Mr. Martin has more than 25 years of financial management experience involving the implementation of strategic business plans and raising capital for private and public entities. He has founded two public and several private companies in various industries. Mr. Martin has been a partner of a boutique brokerage and financial services group involved in advising small and mid-sized companies on corporate finance, M&A, buyouts, private equity and wealth management.

Dwight owned his own accounting practice from 1993 to 2008 and practiced as a Chartered Accountant providing financial and taxation services to a wide range of businesses. He is a graduate from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with distinction.

WADE MCGOWAN

Director


Mr. McGowan is highly experienced in the oil and gas industry and holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the UofA. He's also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscience in Alberta (APEGA).

Wade is the former President and CEO of Ironhand Drilling Inc. and the former President of McGowan Consulting Corp. He has provided engineering and consulting services in the areas of drilling, completion, reserves and economics and has co-founded and presided over three oil and gas exploration companies. He also worked as a petroleum engineer for Northstar Energy, Enron Oil & Gas and Canada Northwest Energy. 

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1.855.255.MATS

info@terraproinc.com

53345 Range Rd 232
Sherwood Park, AB
T8A 4V2