Leading provider of
integrity and safety services
for the energy industry.
Our values are the foundation of our culture and the basis of how we conduct our business.
At Skystone, we recognize and reward our employees for their dedication and commitment to our values.
Above all else, we prioritize the health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, customers and neighbors. We are committed to achieving safety excellence throughout our entire organization.
We commit to providing exceptional service to our clients. We understand that by making service our priority, we create strong relationships which result in success for both our clients’ business and our own.
We strive for integrity in our work and our relationships, accountability for our actions, honesty in our communications, and respect for ourselves and others.
We hold only the highest technical standard in everything we do, always encouraging and supporting continued learning and personal development.
We continually reinforce a culture that fosters team work, creativity, personal initiative, and leadership. This constant strive for innovation has proven to make us better as a company, and more effective in servicing our clients.
As President and CEO, Hal is committed to Skystone being the Energy Industry's leading provider of Integrity Management, Inspection Services and Emergency Planning. Hal has over 35 years of experience in consulting engineering, power generation and technology development. He is the former CEO of Golder Associates and Verdant Energy. Hal is an active investor in private service and technology companies. In addition to Skystone he is also a Director of Sulphur Experts Inc. and Lorneville Mechanical Contractors Ltd.
Frank is currently responsible for the technical excellence of all engineering and field services within Skystone, in addition to overseeing incident investigations, root cause failures and providing litigation support.
Frank brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role at Skystone. Frank has over 26 years of experience in corrosion, materials, inspection, quality assurance and water treatment, including positions as Chief Engineer at the National Energy Board and 13 years at Imperial Oil in research, chief inspector and engineering roles. Frank has authored and published numerous technical papers and also has led or participated in standard writing committees within NACE, ASM, ISO, CSA and ABSA.
Mark has over 15 years of experience in cathodic protection, is a member of ASET and has NACE CP Level 3 certification. Mark is responsible for planning, budgeting, coordinating and managing all aspects of cathodic protection work. Mark spent approximately half of his career maintaining the cathodic protections systems on the gas distribution and transmission systems for FortisBC (Formally B.C. Gas & Terasen Gas). Mark was part of FortisBC’s ongoing CP program.
As Regional Office Manager, Marty is responsible for developing and implementing the Regional Office strategy.
Marty brings over 20 years of managerial experience to his role at Skystone. His previous experience includes 7 years with Abacus Datagraphics (Central Alberta Manager) 8 years with Paramount Emergency Planners (Manager, Field Services) and 6 years with First Response Emergency Services (Vice President, Mapping and Field Services). Marty has extensive experience in working with clients, reviewing proposed projects, identifying the scope of work and associated costs.
Arash has a doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering and has assisted many organizations in the development of their pipeline and pressure equipment integrity management programs. This includes prescriptive programs such as ABSA integrity programs and goal-oriented or leading-edge integrity programs such as those allowed by BCSA. Arash has developed pipeline integrity programs for many upstream companies in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. He has also conducted numerous pipelines and pressure equipment audits.
Dan has over 8 years of experience in emergency management, including Military Service with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan. Dan has been with First Response Emergency Services (acquired by Skystone in 2011)
since 2008 and has extensive experience with developing and implementing effective Emergency Response Plans (ERP), training modules and full scale exercises. Dan is responsible for the overall management of all client projects, including the coordination of H2S Model calculations, mapping, resident consultations and ERP development.
A former University professor of Physics, Alex has a solid background which assures successful solving of
various technical problems. His area of expertise includes Failure Analysis, X-Ray Diffraction, Mechanical Testing, Corrosion Testing and Evaluation, Fracture Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis, Fitness-for-Service assessment, and Expert Witnessing for Litigation. Alex has over 18 years of experience in failure analysis of oilfield equipment and successfully solved more than 1000 cases and fitness-for-service assessments of various complexity.
Jing is a key part of Skystone’s leadership team and is responsible for the overall financial operations of the company, including establishing financial policies and controls, developing business plans, and financial budgeting. Jing holds her CPA and has over 15 years of full cycle accounting experience, as well as a proven record of developing and leading teams. Her Master’s Degree in Foreign Trade and background in engineering firms, brings a unique and specialised perspective to our business.
As Director of Corporate Development, Karen is focused on streamlining Skystone’s internal organization and also externally focused on improving our understanding of our clients’ requirements with a goal of enhanced services. As Director of Corporate Development, she is constantly looking for ways of improving our project delivery, assessing the latest technology, and looking for industry partners to improve our ability to deliver full service integrity packages. Karen acts as client manager for core clients.
Karen holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, as well as a P.Eng. She is a Mechanical Engineer with a Master’s Degree in stress corrosion cracking. Prior to Skystone, she held senior positions with General Dynamics and Jacobs Engineering. She has had experience in pipelines, refining and SAGD flow lines and facilities, in both integrity management and engineering.
Dustin brings to the table hands-on field and management experience. He is certified to Level II in Ultrasonics, Radiography, Liquid Penetrant & Magnetic Particle Inspection in accordance with Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) with 15 years experience in NDT & Inspection. Prior to Skystone, Dustin held an Operations Management role with Mistras Canada.
John has over ten years experience in cathodic protection and is a NACE certified cathodic protection specialist (NACE CP Level 4). Much of John's experience has been working for the gas utility company in B.C. (FortisBC) where John received experience in both gas distribution and transmission cathodic protection systems. John is located in Regina and operates Skystone's Regina office in addition to the cathodic protection department.