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Management Team

Mark-Fitzgerald-webMark Fitzgerald, P.Eng., MBA
President & CEO
Mark was appointed President and CEO in November 2016. Previously, he held the role of Senior Vice President, Production & Development. He has more than 27 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and has held senior executive roles in production, development, operations, strategy and corporate development. His background includes time with large, integrated producers across North America as well as the junior oil and gas sector in western Canada. Mark is a founding Board member for Classroom Champions and also sits on the Board for the Edge School Foundation, a unique learning community where students can pursue academic excellence while striving to reach their full athletic potential.

macnicholArt MacNichol
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development
Art was appointed Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development in November 2016. Previously, Art was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to joining Progress Energy in 2004, Art was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Calpine Corporation’s power and oil and gas operations in Canada and also held the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Calpine Power Ltd., Manager of Calpine Power Income Fund.  Art also held various positions with Encal Energy Ltd., an intermediate oil and gas exploration company that traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges, from 1993 to April 2001 including that of Controller and Treasurer. 

georgetKevin Georget, CA
CFO
Kevin was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2016. Previously, Kevin was Vice President, Finance responsible for Progress Energy’s financial reporting and compliance, financial risk management and treasury functions. Kevin joined Progress in 2002 and held positions of increasing responsibility including Controller and Treasurer and Manager of Financial Reporting. Prior to joining Progress, he held the position of Senior Manager – Audit at KPMG LLP. Kevin has more than 20 years of experience in the Canadian oil and gas industry and public practice.     

neilwebsiteNeil Horbachewski
Vice President, Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Operational Excellence

Neil was appointed to his current role in November 2016. He is a professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience in Canadian oil and gas exploration and development. Neil has recently returned from a secondment to PETRONAS, which included the role of Vice President, Centre of Excellence, Development and Production. Previously Neil spent 11 years with Progress Energy in roles of increasing responsibility. He was directly involved in the growth of the company by providing both technical and business experience that resulted in increased natural gas production.

Dennis Lawrence resizedDennis Lawrence, P.Eng.
Vice President, Production
Dennis joined Progress Energy in April 2015. He is responsible for the company’s production, facilities, marketing, and field operations activities.  Dennis is a professional engineer with more than 20 years of energy industry experience, including technical positions and senior leadership roles covering all aspects of the upstream oil and gas business.  Before joining Progress Energy Dennis was President and Chief Executive Officer of Endurance Energy, and prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer of Focus Energy Trust. 

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Vice President, Strategy and New Ventures
Arabi was appointed to his current position in 2014. In 2012 he was appointed to Vice President, New Ventures & Deep Basin Business Unit upon the amalgamation of PETRONAS Carigali Canada Ltd. and Progress Energy Resources Corp.  Prior to that, he was Head of PETRONAS Carigali Canada Ltd., in a joint venture partnership with Progress Energy for the development of the North Montney JV areas.  Previous to joining PETRONAS earlier in 2012, Arabi had spent more than 26 years of his oil & gas career with Royal Dutch Shell, and had held several positions in new business development for Exploration & Production, Gas & Power (LNG/GTL), and Projects & Technology.

Vorobiev-Max-015-8x10-@300-CL-2013-e1362669427217Max Vorobiev, P.Eng.
Vice President, Development
In 2014, Max was appointed as Vice President, Development for the North Montney and further expanded his role in January 2015 to include responsibility for the development of all of the organization’s operating areas.  Prior to that, Max held the position of Vice President, Engineering with the primary responsibility of providing leadership for the development of the North Montney Joint Venture since August 2011.  Before joining Progress Energy in 2004 in the engineering group, Max held various production and exploitation engineering positions at Apache Canada Ltd. and Shell Canada Ltd.