North American Energy Partners, Inc.

North American Energy Partners, Inc.

Sector: Pipelines Not Elsewhere Classified Region: Canada

: | Toronto Stock Exchange: NOA | New York Stock Exchange: NOA

North American Construction Group (NACG) is the premier provider of heavy construction and mining services in Canada. With over 60 years of experience, NACG can provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to meet our customer's requirements from consultation to completion; a distinct advantage that few contractors can rival.

Our focus on people and relationships, and our uncompromising commitment to health and safety allows us to acquire some of the best talent in the industry. Our knowledgeable and talented personnel set us apart from the competition with an unrivaled attention to detail and level of care. Our experienced team of professionals is able to tackle any job while adhering to the highest standards of safety and quality. We work closely with our clients to deliver an outcome that is executed successfully and to the highest possible standard of safety and project management.

NACG maintains one of the largest independently owned equipment fleets in the region, and features some of the largest equipment currently available. This large and diverse fleet gives us the ability to respond quickly to changing client requirements, and to provide the most efficient blend of equipment to any project to ensure efficient, timely and cost effective operations.

NACG has the solutions to help you meet your goals. We're more than just big equipment. The difference is in our unique talent and knowledge, combined with an unmatched history of over 60 years of experience. Trust, expertise and sustainability, our company has been built on these standards. We will continue to embrace these standards as we further our commitment to our partners.Show us your vision and we will make it happen. Whatever you have in mind, we can build it. Visit for more information.

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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.

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