From its principal offices in Calgary and main operational hub in Grande Prairie, Alberta, the Whitewater executive team stewards the company’s growth and directs its water management activities.
Every day, we make good on our mantra of fluid fidelity – both within our walls and among our external stakeholders.
When Whitewater formed in 2008, we made a commitment to be a responsible manager of one of the planet’s most valuable resources – water. It’s a commitment we take seriously.
The people who steward our company are keenly aware of two overarching responsibilities: to consistently deliver excellence to our clients, and to preserve the distinct Whitewater culture that makes this excellence possible. They're approachable, they're accountable, and they take great pride in mentoring, motivating and leading some of the best people in the industry.
Gaetan Gobeil | Chief Executive Officer
Gaetan's career in the energy sector began with several progressive leadership roles for nearly a decade at Baker Hughes, then moving to Tervita in 2011 as Director of Sales. In his capacity as CEO – and prior thereto Whitewater's Director of Sales & Marketing – Gaetan has made significant contributions to the company's growth through market expansion, strategic positioning and implementation of a comprehensive brand strategy. Gaetan holds an MBA from Queen's University and Cornell University, as well as a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.
Mike Wolfe | President Operations
Mike joined WWM in 2014. He brings over 25 years of oil and gas experience, with 15 years in leadership roles and a particular passion for stimulating a culture of safety among employees. His skills and experience include building and developing teams and strategies, managing inventory/warehouses, logistics, equipment, and projects for multimillion dollar industrial facilities and pipelines in the oil and gas and utility sector, strategy and project execution, resource planning, scheduling, process development and continuous improvement and supervision.
Derrick Frechette | Vice President of Organizational Development
Derrick joined WWM as Vice President in 2014. He brings 15 years of energy industry experience, with most of his career spent with E&P companies. Derrick brings skills and experience in leadership, project management, supply chain management, strategic planning, negotiations, materials management, logistics, and cost savings initiatives. He is a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMA), Petroleum Engineering Technologist (NAIT), and a Certified Engineering Technologist (ASET).
Tony Young | Vice President Operations
Tony brings considerable management experience to Whitewater. Before joining the company, he was manager of Daniel’s Welding for more than ten years. His knowledge of people and his considerable fabricating skills have helped Whitewater become a leader in building innovative key water equipment. Tony joined Orion (now Whitewater) in 2011.