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Newalta Corp.

Newalta Corp.

Sector: Refuse Systems Region: Canada


: | Toronto Stock Exchange: NAL


Newalta Corp. is engaged in the recovery, recycling and processing of saleable products from waste materials. The company provides waste management solutions to various industries, including upstream oil and gas, lead, refining, petrochemical, pulp and paper, automotive, mining, forestry, steel, transportation and manufacturing. It operates through two segments: Western and Eastern. The Western segment recovers and resells crude oil from oilfield waste, rents drill cuttings management and solids control equipment, provides environmental services comprised of environmental projects and drilling waste management, collects liquid and semi-solid industrial wastes as well as automotive wastes, including waste lubricating oil, and provides mobile site services in western Canada. The Eastern segment provides industrial waste collection, pre-treating, transfer, processing and disposal services and operates a fleet of specialized vehicles and equipment for waste transport and onsite processing, a lead recycling facility and an emergency response service in central and eastern Canada. The company was founded on July 15, 1980 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Executives

John Barkhouse, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Barkhouse joined Newalta as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2014. He is responsible for building on the overall success of Newalta and for creating, planning and executing the strategic direction of the company. Mr. Barkhouse is a seasoned executive with extensive experience building and growing companies in North America and internationally. He brings deep engineering, planning and operational expertise to Newalta along with a strong focus on customer relationships. His focus on achieving safety excellence, employee engagement and establishing a leadership framework has been key to his success. Prior to joining Newalta, Mr. Barkhouse was President of Bredero Shaw where he led the development of corporate strategy and the company's global expansion. He held senior leadership positions at Caterpillar Inc. with a strong operational and commercial focus. Mr. Barkhouse holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Michael Borys, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Borys has 25 years of financial management experience in strategy development, financing, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. His extensive leadership experience is a strong asset to furthering Newalta's corporate growth strategy. In addition to the financial department, Mr. Borys also oversees IT, Investor Relations and Communications. Prior to joining Newalta in 2008, Mr. Borys was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Brick Group Income Fund. He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Concordia University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Chris Barnes, Vice President, Corporate Services
Mr. Barnes joined Newalta in 2014 to focus on merger and acquisition opportunities in the rapidly growing U.S. market. His knowledge of finance, industry experience and network of contacts are valuable assets to Newalta as the company expands its relationships and evaluates acquisition opportunities. Mr. Barnes has extensive experience in investment banking, including time at Lehman Brothers, Tucker Anthony Sutro, Cleary Gull and Sarowdin Partners, an investment banking firm he founded ten years ago. Over his career, he has closed more than $2 billion in M&A transactions and private/public equity financings. Mr. Barnes earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Doug Pecharsky, Senior Vice President, New Markets
Mr. Pecharsky has been a vital member of the company's leadership team since he joined Newalta in 1985. He has held a number of senior positions within the Company over his career. Promoted to Senior Vice President in 2011, Mr. Pecharsky is responsible for developing and implementing business strategy, measuring operational performance and driving financial results for the Heavy Oil and U.S. business markets. He oversees business development, operations management, regional sales and marketing and capital planning. His strong operational leadership, aggressive approach and market knowledge have been instrumental in the development of Newalta's waste recovery technologies and applications.
Took Whiteley, Senior Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel
Mr. Whiteley has been with Newalta since 2005. In his role as Senior Vice President, he is responsible for the Oilfield Division, Business Development and Legal Services. Prior to joining Newalta, Mr. Whiteley practiced corporate and securities law with Bennett Jones LLP of Calgary with a focus on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta.
Linda Dietsche, Vice President, Finance
Ms. Dietsche joined Newalta in 2003 as Assistant Controller focused on corporate accounting after working with Mount Royal University and Ogilvy and Mather in progressively responsible accounting positions. She became Vice President, Finance in 2012. Ms. Dietsche provides leadership and oversees the corporate accounting group enterprise-wide and is responsible for corporate reporting, treasury and insurance, taxation, and the provision of Newalta financial statements for regulatory reporting purposes. She has a Certified Management Accountant designation and a Masters in Business Administration from Royal Roads University.
Bryne Gramlich, Vice President, Heavy Oil
Mr. Gramlich joined Newalta in 1993 and has held various management positions in oilfield and industrial operations in Western Canada. He oversees the Heavy Oil group including the long-term onsite contracts in Canada's oil sands region within Newalta's New Markets Division. Mr. Gramlich's previous experience includes various positions in sales and operations in the oil and gas industry in Western Canada.
Colin Merrick, Vice President, Corporate Services
Mr. Merrick has over 20 years of experience in corporate services. He oversees the Human Resources; Environment, Health and Safety; Corporate Communications; and Building Sevices functions of the organization. He is responsible for developing Newalta's culture of high-performance, accountability and engagement as well as implementing the policies and programs that facilitate the alignment of Newalta's vision, objectives and behaviours. Prior to joining Newalta, Mr. Merrick was Vice President, Human Resources and Health, Safety & Environment with Black Diamond Group Limited in Calgary. Prior to that, he held various senior positions at Pace Oil & Gas Ltd. and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Merrick holds a Master's degree in Organizational Management from the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, California and is a Business Administration graduate from Mount Royal University in Calgary.

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