Experience Leading the Way
Guided by their extensive experience in the energy industry, the Stampede Drilling management team brings their depth of knowledge to implement our corporate strategy and ensure we deliver shareholder value by safely, reliably and efficiently exceeding customer expectations using innovative technologies.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Whitmarsh has over 35 years of energy industry experience. Mr. Whitmarsh previously held the position of President with Trinidad Drilling from 2002 to 2008, and then Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors until March 2017. Mr. Whitmarsh has extensive practical hands-on experience, starting as a Floorhand on the drilling rigs in the early 1980s and evolving through various operational positions, advancing into executive roles that included manufacturing, well servicing and international operations. Mr. Whitmarsh served as an intermediary board member in the Total Energy and Savanna Energy Services merger, then acted as President of Savanna Energy Services until July 2017. Mr. Whitmarsh has served in various capacities with the Canadian Association of Oilwell Energy Contractors (CAOEC) during 2005 to 2017 and holds his ICD.D designation for Corporate Directors.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Kuiper has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He began his career as a Floorhand progressing up to Rig Manager in both well servicing and drilling operations. Since 2002, Mr. Kuiper has held various management positions, including safety coordinator, personnel manager, field superintendent, marketing, and Vice President. Prior to joining Stampede, he worked at several different public and private drilling contractors such as Hemsing Drilling, Western Lakota Energy Services, Savanna Energy Services, CanElson Drilling, Trinidad Drilling, and Ensign Energy Services. Mr. Kuiper is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Energy Contractors (CAOEC).
Jeff Schab, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer