“Canyon delivers success to its customers in the most technically-challenging unconventional light oil and liquids-rich
gas plays across western Canada. Canyon’s success is driven by its highly capable people, rugged and new equipment,
customized reservoir approach, and safety-oriented attitude.”
President & CEO
“The Duvernay is extremely pressure-pumping intensive, requires massive amounts of fracturing fluid and proppant,
and each well is of great impact to the producer. We’re very proud to be helping our customers succeed.”
“This year we had excellent operating performance, safety statistics and financial performance. Margins exceeded our
expectations and maintained Canyon’s industry-leading level. Our success has enabled us to increase our dividend.”
“Canyon has a unique culture that allows us to retain a small-company feel even as the Company grows. Our people work
hard and have great capabilities, and that shows in our success with customers and our strong safety performance.”
“By 2012 the Canyon team had grown to 700 people, but our unique culture has allowed us to retain a small-company
feel even as the Company grows.”
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Fedora joined Canyon in September 2007 as president, was appointed to Canyon’s
board of directors in spring 2008, and was promoted to president and CEO in fall
2009. Before joining Canyon Mr. Fedora spent the previous decade with Peters and
Co. Ltd., a Calgary-based investment bank focused on the energy sector, where he
specialized in financings and merger and acquisition transactions for the oil and
natural gas service and supply sector. Before joining Peters Mr. Fedora attended
university, where he also accumulated field experience while working summers for
an energy company in Saskatchewan. Mr. Fedora holds a Bachelor of Science from the
University of Saskatchewan and an MBA in finance from the University of British
Columbia. He is a member of the board of directors of IROC Energy Services Corp.
Mr. Fedora is a 2009 recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award.
Mr. Matthies joined Canyon as General Counsel in February 2013. Before
joining Canyon Mr. Matthies spent four years as the General Counsel of a private
company in Calgary and three years as a Vice President at an investment banking
firm in Calgary, which focused on small to mid-capitalization Canadian and
international oil and natural gas exploration and services companies. Prior
thereto Mr. Matthies was an associate at the law firm of Burnet, Duckworth and
Palmer LLP in Calgary for seven years, during which time he was briefly seconded
to the TSX Venture Exchange as a corporate finance analyst. He is a graduate of
the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law and was a member of the University
of Saskatchewan Huskies varsity hockey team. Mr. Matthies is a member of the Law
Society of Alberta and is a Volunteer Board Member for the Calgary Minerva
Barry O’Brien, M.B.A., C.A.
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. O’Brien joined Canyon in January 2007 as Vice President, Finance and Chief
Financial Officer. Prior to joining Canyon Mr. O’Brien was a financial consultant
(2005-2006) primarily in the natural gas liquids midstream business . Prior thereto
he was employed by Taylor Gas Liquids Ltd.,as the Corporate Secretary and Chief
Financial Officer from 2000 to 2005, and as controller from 1998 to 2000. From 1986
to 1998 Mr. O’Brien worked for a private company with operations in the midstream
natural gas liquids industry. Prior to that he spent five years working for a publicly
traded oil and natural gas exploration and production company in Calgary, Alberta.
Prior to that (1978-1981) he was employed by a predecessor to KPMG, also in Calgary.
Mr. O’Brien’s education to become a Chartered Accountant “CA”)
took place in Ireland, following which he was certified as a CA in Canada. He holds
an executive MBA degree from the University of Western Ontario and is a member of
both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and the Canadian Institute
of Chartered Accountants.
A. J. (Joe P.) Peskunowicz, P. Eng.
Executive Vice President, Corporate
Mr. Peskunowicz was part of the founding team of Canyon, beginning with the company
in 2004 as Senior Vice President of Business Development. He was promoted to Chief
Operating Officer in  and commenced his current role in 2008. Prior to joining
Canyon, Mr. Peskunowicz held management and sales positions with Airborne Energy
Solutions Ltd., Pinnacle Technologies, and GTI E&P Services Canada. Prior thereto,
he worked for the better part of two decades with Halliburton Energy Services Inc.
in various operations, engineering, technical, sales and management roles in Western
Canada. His first exposure to hydraulic fracturing came in 1984 as an EIT at Halliburton.
Mr. Peskunowicz holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta
and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists
Todd Thue, CET
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Thue has been Canyon’s Chief Operating Officer since 2007. He joined Canyon
in 2006 as senior coordinator and technical sales representative. In 2007 he was
promoted to Senior Vice President, Business Development and later the same year
was promoted to his current role. In joining Canyon, Mr. Thue brought with him nearly
25 years’ experience in well stimulation services – including cementing,
acidizing, coiled tubing and fracturing – and drilling operations, having
held a variety of technical, engineering, field operating and management roles.
Prior to joining Canyon, Mr. Thue spent nearly 15 years with BJ Services Canada
and Nowsco-Fracmaster Canada, working in Western Canada and gaining international
experience. He gained unique insight into the customer side when he was posted in-house
with leading producers to provide ongoing stimulation services over multiple wells.
Prior to this, Mr. Thue spent eight years in the drilling sector, beginning his
industry career as a roughneck and also gaining offshore experience. Mr. Thue is
a Certified Engineering Technologist with the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologies
and holds a diploma in petroleum engineering from SAIT Polytechnic.
Vice President, Technical Services
Mr. Vozniak oversees Canyon’s Engineering Group, Information Technology Department
and the Technology Centre. He joined Canyon in April 2012 with the primary mandate
to support and augment Canyon’s technical growth, assist in planning and executing
services for their customers. Mr. Vozniak brings more than 30 years of experience
in Western Canada’s hydraulic fracturing sector, including exposure to a variety
of unconventional resource plays. Prior to joining Canyon, Mr. Vozniak was with
Trican Well Service Ltd. for 12 years, where he held positions including Sales Manager
and Technical Services Manager. Before that he was with Canadian Fracmaster Ltd.
from 1980 to 1999, where he worked in Engineering, Field Sales and held the positions
of Lab Manager and Technical Group Leader. Mr. Vozniak obtained his first exposure
to the hydraulic fracturing sector at the start of his career in 1979. He holds
a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Calgary, a diploma in Chemical Technology
from SAIT and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
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