Board Members

John Hagg - Business Advisor

John is director of TMX Group Inc, and Chairman of Strad Energy Services, Inc., also serving as director on a number of private companies. Receiving his MBA at Stanford, he was the CEO and founder of Northstar Energy Corporation, which merged with Devon Energy. John retired as Chairman of Devon Canada in 2001. He is still on the board of Devon Energy and Berry Petroleum Co., and is Trustee of Fraser Institute. A career executive with a cumulative of over 75 yrs on serving on board of directors of public companies, John was the only independent director of Tristone Capital Inc., a successful investment banking firm in Calgary, from 2002 until sold in 2009.

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Andy Clark - Business Advisor

Andy founded Clark Builders in 1974, a company recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies and one of Canada's 50 Best Employers; this year the company was awarded the 2011 Contractor of the Year Award in the category of Greater than $100 Million Annual Revenue by Merit Contractors Association and Alberta Venture. Andy is past Board member of the Alberta Chamber of Commerce and Past Director of the Canadian Construction Association; in 2010 he was named Alberta Resource Person of the Year and in 2011 was awarded the Joe Thompson Award for Industry Advancement of Cold Climate Construction. He has honed his management skills and general contracting expertise through projects built in the Northwest Territories, the high Arctic, Alberta, Nevada, Russia and Asia.

Andrew's business and construction experience enables him to provide overall direction to our corporate operations, as well as being available to provide management expertise to contracts requiring his specialized skills.

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Tony Franceschini - Business Advisor

Tony was president and CEO of Stantec from 1998 to 2009. Educated in civil engineering at the University of Waterloo, he currently serves as a director of Esterline Technologies Corporation, Aecon Group Inc., and ZCL Composites Inc, as well as serving as a director on the advisory boards of CCI Thermal Technologies Inc., and All Weather Windows. In 2007 Tony was named the Top CEO in the country by Canadian Business magazine and selected as the Canadian Business Leader of the Year by the University of Alberta School of Business. He has recently served as a director of the Alberta Health Services Board and as Chairman of the Edmonton EXPO 2017 Bid Committee.

Tony is also a fellow of the respected Canadian Academy of Engineering and the recipient of the 2005 Engineering Medal for Entrepreneurship, awarded by Professional Engineers Ontario and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, and the 2005 Alberta Centennial Medal in honor of outstanding contributions to the province.

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