Monthly Archives: November 2013

Update November 2013

Meeting Cancelation

Please note that the January 2014 general meeting has been canceled to allow the Board of Directors to proceed with a strategic planning process in the first quarter of 2014.

Executive Director

The new Executive Director, Roger Soucy comes to MARS after a 29 year career at the Petroleum Services Association of Canada – PSAC. Roger was involved from the start-up of this organization to his retirement in November of 2010. Retirement didn’t work for him and he returned to work with a large oilfield environmental company where he was responsible for initiating a new corporate government relations department and later reactivating the corporate environment and regulatory department.

Roger was working as a consultant when MARS took the opportunity to hire him. His first appearance at the recent October Annual General meeting was memorable in that he challenged the membership to “think about the possible” and to help him and the Board of Directors move the organization to the next level. MARS is ready for this next stage with a renewed engagement with all its stakeholders and Roger still has the passion and drive to make this happen.

Board of Directors

A new Board was installed at the Annual general meeting on October 23, 2013. It consists of the following individuals: Cameron Bowie, Alta-Fab; Aaron Joyes, Black Diamond Group; Terry Johnson, GLP Canada; Dustin Olson, Skyline Building Systems; Craig Mitchel, Britco; Jim Coxworth, Atco Structures & Logistics and Larry Roeske, Alta-Fab (as chair of the Technical Committee).