Kurt’s main priority as President is to maintain a balance between the core family values upon which the company was founded and keeping PVT on the cutting edge of equipment and technology as the business grows by leaps and bounds. With a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur in the oil and gas industry in Western Canada, Kurt takes the utmost pride in PVT Group and has built it around a culture that focuses on health, safety and environmental stewardship. Kurt is a devoted husband and father of two daughters in Grande Prairie where he plays an active part in the development and success of the community.
Paul has held several leadership and management positions in both the risk management and energy services industries. Paul joined one of the largest energy brokerages in the early 2000’s and held various positions within that firm in both Calgary, Grande Prairie and Red Deer regions. These positions included two major roles, first as an Energy Marketer, and the second as a Senior Account Executive of both mid- to large-sized energy accounts. Paul has over 15 years of direct experience in the Oil & Gas sector, 12 of which were spent at a large cap risk management firm, and as a partner in his own firm.
In her role as the Director of Operations and Business Development, Kirsten is responsible for developing and executing sales and marketing plans, including implementing new ideas and tools for the company. With over eight years in the industry, Kirsten provides input in the direction and short and long-term planning for PVT. She brings a wealth of expertise in marketing strategy, client management and growth for various sizes of energy accounts. She has a Bachelor’s Degree of Commerce, Marketing and Human Resources from the University of Miami School of Business, which she attended on a full competitive swimming scholarship.
Shaun Johnstone is the Health, Safety and Environment Manager with over 20 years of experience in Health and Safety in the Transportation Industry. A passion for building inter-departmental policies, procedures and practices as well as professional training systems, he excels at helping employees thrive within its systems and programs. With experience in the Wireline, Well Testing, Pipeline, Cased Hole and Dangerous Goods Transportation industries, he has a well-rounded background in management of safety systems and has worked to build a safe and efficient safety culture both in Canada and the US.