President and CEO
Mr. Ian McKinnon joined the Board of Directors on January 15, 2018 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Zedcor on that same date. Mr. McKinnon has over thirty five years of experience in the oil and gas industry in mergers and acquisitions, business development and financing. Among his significant previous positions, Mr. McKinnon was the President and CEO of Sundance Holdings Corporation; a management consulting firm; President and CEO of EnviroVault Corporation, an oilfield services company; President and CEO of LNG Energy Ltd., an international E&P company; Chairman and CEO of Cheetah Oil and Gas Ltd., an international oil and gas company and Executive Vice President of Redwood Energy Ltd., an oil and gas company. Prior thereto Mr. McKinnon held various senior positions in a number of oilfield service companies.
Ken Olson is an accomplished finance and accounting executive with more than 23 years of experience with both private and publicly-traded companies. Before joining Zedcor Energy Inc., Mr. Olson served as the CFO of High Arctic Energy Services, an oilfield drilling and completion services company operating both in Canada and Papua New Guinea. Prior thereto, Mr. Olson spent 6 years as Vice President, Finance for Sanjel Corporation, a private pressure pumping and completion services company operating in Canada, the US and internationally. Prior thereto he spent 6 years as Vice President Finance for the Wireless Business Unit of CSI Wireless Inc., a wireless technology company operating in Canada and the US. Mr. Olson started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers spending 8 years in both the assurance and tax departments. Mr. Olson is a CPA, CA and graduate of the University of Alberta.
Mr. Ziniuk, who joined Zedcor Energy Inc. with the acquisition of Zedcor Oilfield Rentals Ltd. in February of 2016, brings a solid base of industry knowledge with over 15 years of direct experience in the oilfield rentals and logistics industry. Mr. Ziniuk was previously General Manager and owner at Zedcor and was the founder and President at both Oilpatch Rentals Ltd. and North American Tubulars Ltd. which were sold in 2007 and 2012, respectively
Vice President Business Development
Mr. Dean brings with him more than 16 years of business development and marketing experience in the Oil & Gas industry. Prior to joining Zedcor, Mr. Dean was an integral part of business development teams at J&L Supply Co, Halliburton, and Precise Drilling Components. A graduate of the University of Calgary (B.A. Comms), his favorite part of his job is the face to face interaction with clients and the problem solving process. A husband and father of two, he splits his spare time between golfing and spending quality time with his family.