Jeremy Kinch

Jeremy Kinch started working in construction in 1993 and has served the oil and gas, mining, and power industries and public infrastructure projects in Canada, the United States, and Europe. He currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer for the Canadian operations of a Dallas-based contractor. Jeremy graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in Alberta and British Columbia. He and his family reside in Edmonton.


Dan Lebsack

Dan has over 30 years experience in Engineering, Process Safety and HSE both in Canada and the US. Dan started out in Canada in 1985 working for Dome Petroleum and Amoco Canada after their purchase of Dome. He then went to the US working for Amoco at their Chicago research facility and then relocated to Houston. He then worked for Exxon as a Chief Inspector at a refinery for 3 years and then back to BP leading the Process Safety Network for 3 years. He was contacted by Talisman Energy to lead a similar effort in Calgary with the inclusion of HSE. He accepted and then re-wrote the existing HSE standards as well as establish the Process Safety (OI) Standards for North America. Dan then moved to Houston to work for Atkins Engineering as the Houston Operations Manager in charge of both the US and Trinidad offices with over 100 engineers consulting for major clients. Dan has been married to Cathy for 32 years and has two children who currently both live in Houston.


Mark Brekhus

Mark has over 30 years of global experience in Environmental, Health and Safety. He has held leadership positions in Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Mining, and Environmental Remediation in the United States and Canada. His international experience in the private sector includes developing and maintaining Operating Management Systems to effectively manage risks and set workforce expectations, negotiating and executing complex environmental remediation and decommissioning projects involving multiple stakeholders with conflicting interests. Mark holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Montana Tech. He and his wife, Lora, enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family.


Roger Harripersad

A Human Resources professional with strong experience in organizational development, recruitment, organizational effectiveness, and change management, serving a variety of organizations in a number of industries. A significant track record of creating a competitive advantage through the creation of high performance teams. Demonstrated ability to implement strategies that have enhanced employee performance, and overall financial position, while recognizing both the needs of the organization and the employees in support of the company’s objectives.