Directors & Management

Don Paulencu, CA, ICD.D

Don Paulencu, CA, ICD.D

Chairman, Director

Mr. Paulencu was employed at Deloitte LLP for 39 years and served as audit partner for the past 31 years. Mr. Paulencu served in many leadership capacities in the Edmonton office including office managing partner for 10 years, and has provided audit, accounting, tax and advisory services to both public and private companies. Mr. Paulencu has also served as audit partner for several public corporations and large privately-held corporations. Mr. Paulencu serves on three Board of Directors for large privately-held companies in the real estate, technology and manufacturing industries.

Mr. Paulencu holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. He holds the CPA designation (Alberta) and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Effective date of appointment to the Board of Directors: 07 August 2015

Jon McCreary

Jon McCreary


Jon McCreary is the CEO of JMAC Energy Services Inc., the holding company for various oilfield service and materials based businesses operating primarily in North Dakota, New Mexico, Texas, Idaho, Washington and Argentina. JMAC's divisions consist of stimulation water transmission, environmental services, oil sales and blending, heavy civil construction, pipeline construction, materials production, ready mix, and real estate. JMAC is the industrial water transmission market leader in the Bakken shale with over 200 miles of buried water transmission pipelines. Mr. McCreary has been CEO of JMAC for twelve years through several economic cycles. During his tenure JMAC grew from 15 employees to over 500 while seeing revenue rise to well over $100 million per year.

Prior to JMAC, Mr. McCreary was the CFO of a $400 million publicly traded bank in the state of Oregon. Mr. McCreary accumulated over 15 years of corporate finance experience in the banking, brokerage and insurance industries prior to building a market leading oilfield service company. In total, Mr. McCreary has over 30 years of broad management experience.

Effective date of appointment to the Board of Directors: 01 November 2020

Dale Nolan, GSC

Dale Nolan, GSC


Mr. Nolan is a founding director of Athabasca Minerals Inc., and has been involved in the gravel, transportation and construction business for over 35 years.

Mr. Nolan is past president of the Hopkins Group of Companies ("Hopkins"), a Lacombe, Alberta based company that incorporated in 1966. Hopkins develops gravel pits and performs custom crushing of aggregate. Hopkins has crushed for numerous counties and municipal districts throughout Alberta, and has provided services to Alberta Transportation for various road construction projects for over 50 years. Hopkins also supplies transportation services to deliver gravel and move oilfield equipment throughout Western Canada.

Mr. Nolan has served as director and president of the Alberta Sand and Gravel Association as well as director of the Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association.

Effective date of appointment to the Board of Directors: 11 July 2016.

Dana Archibald, BSc, RPF

Dana Archibald, BSc, RPF

Chief Executive Officer

Dana Archibald joined Athabasca Minerals 3 years ago, as the Chief Operating Officer, and brought with him an extensive background in the Civil, Pipeline and Environmental sectors as well as a strong ability to lead multidiscipline teams to their highest potential.  He previously held positions at Dechant Construction, Shott Earthworks, Inc. and Enbridge Pipelines Inc.  Mr. Archibald was recently announced as the President of the Corporation's AMI Silica division and was instrumental in the acquisition and integration of the U.S. sand facility as well as the development of the Corporation's resources in the Duvernay and Montney regions.

Dana Archibald has also led the Corporation's Indigenous relations portfolio, successfully developing strong and impactful partnerships with multiple Indigenous groups. 

Mr. Archibald holds a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from the University of Alberta, is a Registered Professional Forester, is Co-Chair of the Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association Sub-Grading Committee and is a board member of LAT60 Explore.


David Churchill, CPA, CA, ICD.D

David Churchill, CPA, CA, ICD.D

Chief Financial Officer

David Churchill is a senior financial and accounting executive with more than 30 years of experience spanning multiple sectors, including oil & gas services, manufacturing & construction, maintenance & environmental services, and public practice.  Mr. Churchill was formerly the CFO for CEDA and Tarpon Energy Services respectively, Vice-President Financial Operations and Corproate Secretary for Anthem Properties Group, and senior manager at KPMG.

Mr. Churchill received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and his Chartered Accountant designation from the Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants.  He has also completed the Directors Education Program and the advanced Executive Certificate in General management from the Queen's School of Business Executive Program.  David has received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Coporate Directors and sits on the Board of the Hull Child and Family Foundation, serving as the Board Chair.


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