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Board of Directors and Officers


David P. Werklund

David Werklund's sound business sense, extensive industry experience, and commitment to his employees have been vital to the long-term growth and sustainability of the various organizations he has led.

Mr. Werklund grew what in 1979 was a one-rig operation into a $3.7 billion multi-faceted organization by 2007. In the course of its impressive growth, CCS Corporation has become internationally recognized and trusted as an industry leader, providing integrated and environmentally responsible services to upstream and downstream oil and gas companies across North America and around the world.

Among his many accolades, Mr. Werklund was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005 and Industry Legend as Inspiration in 2007. He has also been featured in numerous publications, including ​The Globe & Mail, the Financial Post, the Calgary Herald, Calgary Inc., and Alberta Venture—where he was listed as one of Alberta's 50 most influential people.

Stefan Erasmus

Mr. Erasmus is president of Werklund Capital Corporation, a private wealth management advisory firm that serves an ultra-high net worth family. He is also a board member of the Werklund Foundation, governing the family’s philanthropy. Prior to this role, Mr. Erasmus was Managing Director, Western Canada for global consulting firm Resources Global Professionals. A former CFO for a public independent power producer, he has also led a national electronic integration company, among other senior leadership roles. A law graduate from Manchester University, England and Bourgogne University, France, as well as a Fellow Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom, and a Chartered Accountant in Canada, Mr. Erasmus started his career with Coopers & Lybrand in England serving a client portfolio from a wide array of industries providing audit and consultative services.

Mr. Erasmus sits on a number of boards for private and public companies and is actively involved in numerous non-profit activities personally. He is also an alumnus of Calgary Inc. Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, and a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.

James K. Gray

Mr. Gray is an exploration geologist who, for over 50 years, was engaged in the oil and natural gas exploration business in Western Canada. In 1973, Mr. Gray co-founded Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd., one of Canada's larger natural gas producers. Over the 28 years of his involvement with Canadian Hunter, he served in the positions of Executive Vice President, President and CEO, and Chairman until the company was purchased by Burlington Resources in December 2001 for $3.4 billion ($Cdn). Mr. Gray has participated in a wide range of community activities and projects. Among his current activities, he is Chairman of the Calgary Academy Education and Research Foundation, Honourary Chair of the Canada West Foundation and an Honourary Life Director of the Calgary YMCA. Mr. Gray is Chairman of the Energy Group of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. He is also currently a director of Atlanta Gold Inc. His previous directorships included Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Cequence Energy Inc., Phoenix Technology Services, Emera Inc., Hudson’s Bay Company, and Canadian National Railway of which he is Director Emeritus. Mr. Gray served as a member of the Alberta Premier’s Council for Economic Strategy from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Gray was awarded an Honourary Doctor of Laws degree in 1991 by the University of Calgary, the YMCA Fellowship of Honour in 1995, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1995. In March of 2001, Mr. Gray received the Energy Person of the Year Award from the Energy Council of Canada. He was inducted into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame in October 2001. In October 2002, Mr. Gray was invested as a Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence. Mr. Gray was inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame in October 2004 and the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in May of 2005.


Howard Elliott

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Elliott joined the Company in May 2008 as Chief Operations Officer with more than twenty five years of experience in the development, production, application and sale of advanced composite materials and products used in the electronics and aerospace industries. Mr. Elliott's extensive experience in the optimization of complex manufacturing and business operations was acquired at industry leading global corporations where he exercised his passion for manufacturing, problem solving and value creation. Prior to joining RS Mr. Elliott served in a number of leadership positions at a major advanced composite materials company, where he was responsible for business units located in the United States, Singapore and China. Mr. Elliott was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of RS Technologies Inc. in November, 2011.

Joel Tennison

Vice-President, Corporate Development & Legal and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Tennison joined RS in 2008 and serves the company in the capacities of Vice-President, Corporate Development & Legal and Corporate Secretary. His professional background includes the practice of corporate and securities law, marketing experience with technology companies and equity research for a Canadian investment dealer. In a volunteer capacity, Mr. Tennison is the past President of the board of directors of the Enviros Wilderness School Association, an organization delivering a range of services to children, youth and families in the greater Calgary, Alberta area. Mr. Tennison holds degrees in business and law and has been an active member of the Law Society of Alberta since 2007.












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Note: The RS pole selector is based on CSA Grade 2 construction with a maximum AGH deflection limit of 22% at class load for tangent and self supporting poles with line angles ≤3°. The M5/6 is not shown in the module tree as it is a base only module that stacks under the M4. The AGH shown is based on a standard embedment assumption of 10% of the pole height plus 2 ft. [0.61m] for poles 40 ft. [12.2m] and over and 10% plus 2.5 ft. [0.76m] for poles less than 40 ft. [12.2m]. The RS pole selector is for demonstration purposes only. Contact RS to confirm the correct pole for your application.