Board of Directors

Don Lowry

Chairman

Don Lowry became Chairman of the RS Board of Directors in December 2020. Don retired in 2013 as president and CEO of EPCOR Utilities Inc. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is chair of Capital Power Corporation, a publicly traded company formed when EPCOR spun off its generation business in July 2009, and is a director of Stantec, a major Canadian engineering firm.

In 2011, Don was named Alberta Business Person of the Year by Alberta Venture magazine and, in January 2014, was named Alberta Resource Person of the Year for 2014 by the Alberta Chamber of Resources. Don holds a Bachelor of Commerce (honors) and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Manitoba, and he is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program and the Banff School of Management. Don obtained his Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) in January 2016 from the Rotman School of Business. He has more than 30 years of industry experience in the utilities, telecommunications, and power generation sector.

David P. Werklund

Director

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.

David 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, David 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

Director

Stefan 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, Stefan 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, Stefan started his career with Coopers & Lybrand in England serving a client portfolio from a wide array of industries providing audit and consultative services.

Stefan 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.

John Higgins

Director

John Higgins most recently served nine years as President of the Utility Services Group of MasTec, a Fortune 500 infrastructure business and NYSE-listed firm. He was responsible for a stand-alone US$1 billion business with more than 5,000 employees serving the construction, engineering, and maintenance needs of the electric power, natural gas, and telecommunications industries nationwide. Prior to this role John was Senior Vice President of Operations and a Regional President for InfrastruX Group, a US$800 Million energy infrastructure business. John started his career as a lieutenant and platoon leader in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. John's education includes a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.

George Kirby

Director

George Kirby joined the company in November 2021 as Chief Executive Officer with more than 25 years of global operating, capital markets, and regulatory experience within the energy sector including power and utilities, renewables, offshore oil and gas, engineering and construction services, and product manufacturing. Prior to joining RS, George was President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Director at Ocean Power Technologies (NYSE: OPTT), and previously held senior leadership positions at AECOM, Leidos, AMSC, and GE. George has a B.Sc. degree in aerospace engineering from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from Penn State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas, a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and has authored several patents in power generation technology. George also serves on the board of trustees at the Mystic Aquarium/Sea Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on protecting our ocean planet through research, conservation, and education.