North American Energy Partners, Inc. offers a variety of mining, site preparation, pipeline installation, and piping services to oil and natural resource companies. It engages in plant site development, reclamation activities, clearing, stripping, excavating and industrial site construction for mega-projects. Its services include installing various types of driven and drilled piles, caissons, and earth retention and stabilization systems for industrial projects. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Acheson, Canada.
MARTIN FERRON, President & Chief Executive Officer
Martin Ferron joined the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Board on June 7, 2012. Previously, Mr. Ferron was Director, President and CEO of Helix Energy Solutions Inc. (Helix), an NYSE listed international energy services company, at which he successfully refocused the company on improved project execution, asset utilization and profit performance. He also transformed Helix through a combination of measured organic growth, acquisitions and divestures, achieving a compound annual EBITDA growth rate of approximately 38% during his tenure with the company. Prior to joining Helix, Mr. Ferron worked in successively more senior management positions with oil services and construction companies including McDermott Marine Construction, Oceaneering International and Comex Group. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from City University, London, a M.Sc. in Marine Technology from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, and an MBA from Aberdeen University.
DAVID BLACKLEY, Chief Financial Officer
David Blackley became Chief Financial Officer on June 10, 2009, prior to that he served as NACG's Vice President, Finance. He has extensive experience leading accounting and financial reporting teams and overseeing the design and implementation of internal financial controls and processes. Previously Mr. Blackley served at Lafarge Canada Inc. as Vice President, Finance of the North American Aggregates and Concrete division. A Chartered Accountant, Mr. Blackley holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Rhodes University in South Africa.
JOE LAMBERT, Vice President, Operations Support
Joe Lambert joined NACG in 2008 as General Manager of Mining after an extensive career in the mining industry and was promoted to Vice President, Oil Sands Operations in September of 2010.
Prior to that, Joe's career began in the gold industry where he spent 17 years in roles of increasing responsibility in engineering and operations both open pit and underground. Joe's more recent contracting and oil sands experience included positions as General Manager with Ledcor and Mine Development Manager, Oil Sands with Shell. Joe graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a B.S. in Mining Engineering in 1986.
BARRY PALMER, Vice President, Oil Sands Operations
Barry Palmer joined NACG in 1982 as a heavy equipment operator. Barry has progressed up through the company over his years with NACG, holding positions of Operations Foreman, General Foreman, Superintendent, Project Manager, Operations Manager and General Manager of HC&M prior to being promoted into his present role of Vice President, Oil Sands Operations in December of 2011.
Barry’s career began in the aggregate industry, moving into road building, civil construction and heavy construction and mining over the course of his 34 years in the industry. Before joining NACG, Barry worked for PCL and Steels of Canada.