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Management

We have assembled an experienced, skilled and committed team capable of evaluating, acquiring, optimizing and operating our unique asset base.  From our Board of Directors to each individual employee, we are all dedicated to the ongoing success of Harvest.

KYUNGLUCK SOHN, President and CEO, Director
 

Mr. Sohn become President and CEO of Harvest Operations in July 2014. He had previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Harvest Operations Corp. from 2009 to 2012 and thereafter remained on the Board of Directors of Harvest Operations Corp. Mr.Sohn began his career at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd. in Korea before joining the Korea National Oil Corporation where he has worked for 30 years. His experience includes finance, offshore rig operation and petroleum market intelligence among other areas. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, Finance Management Department of KNOC.

 

 

 

 

 

John Wearing, Acting Chief Operating Officer

 Mr. Wearing is a Professional Engineer and the Acting Chief Operating Officer of Harvest Operations. Mr. Wearing has been with Harvest since 2011. Prior thereto, he most recently held the position of Director, Corporate Partnerships. John has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and prior to joining Harvest was Acting CEO Of Sulfur Recovery Engineering Inc. and the VP, Operations at CTI Resources among other management level engineering roles. His engineering experience includes operations, production engineering, reservoir engineering and financial analysis. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (1974).

 

 

 

 

SUNGKI LEE, Chief Financial Officer. DIRECTOR
 

Mr. Lee is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Harvest. Prior thereto, he was the Senior Manager, Asset Optimization at KNOC. He holds a Master of Corporate Finance from Yonsei University.

 

 

Patrick an, deputy chief operating officer and Vice President, BLACKGOLD
 

 Mr. An has over 20 years experience in project management, engineering execution of Oil & Gas facilities development projects and operations of the oil & gas production assets including interfacing with commercial, sub-surface, operations groups, liasions with partner and third party operating companies, government regulators and Legislative bodies. Prior to joining Harvest he was Senior Manager of Production Assets in the Middle East & CIS from 2009 to 2011 and BlackGold project from 2007 to 2008 in KNOC. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.

gary boukall, vice president, geosciences
 

Mr. Boukall is a Professional Geologist, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree (1976) from the University of Calgary. He has held the position of Vice President, Geosciences of Harvest since March 16, 2007, and prior thereto held various senior positions with Harvest from December 2002 to March 2007 including Chief Geologist, Manager of Geology and Manager of Geosciences. Prior to joining Harvest, Mr. Boukall was a Lead Geologist at Burlington Resources Ltd where he was employed from 1987 to 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

taeheon jang, vice president, global research technology centre

Mr. Jang joined Harvest in February 2014. He has worked for KNOC for the past 19 years and has held positions including Senior Manager, Petroleum Engineering Department, Project Manager, New Venture Team and Business Development Director, Caspian Branch Office. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mineral and Petroleum Engineering as well as a Masters in Mineral and Petroleum Engineering, both from Seoul National University.

 

Phil Reist, Vice President, Controller
 

Mr. Reist is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BCom degree from the University of Alberta.  Mr. Reist was previously the Controller of Harvest from the February 2006 merger of Harvest and Viking Energy Royalty Trust until he was appointed Vice President, Controller of Harvest on March 16, 2007.   Previously, he served as the Controller of Viking from September 12, 2005, and was the Vice President, Controller of PennWest Petroleum Ltd. from March 2004 to June 2005.  Prior thereto, Mr. Reist was Vice President, Finance and Controller of Petrovera Resources and had previously held accounting related positions of increasing responsibility with Gulf Canada Resources Limited. 

doug reynolds,  vice president, land and new business development
 

Mr. Reynolds holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Calgary and has over 33 years of progressive experience in the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Reynolds was appointed Vice President, Land in November 2012 and prior thereto, held the position of Manager, Land Negotiations from April 2011. Before joining Harvest, he held various senior level managerial positions, including President of his own land consulting company from October 2010 to March 2011 and from October 1997 to September 1998. Mr. Reynolds was also Founder, President & CEO and Board Member of his own private oil and gas company, Northern Hunter Energy Inc. from September 2006 to April 2010. From April 2002 to August 2006, Mr. Reynolds was the Vice President Land and New Ventures for Vermilion Energy Trust, working as their lead negotiator in International and Western Canadian business dealings. Previous company work experience (1979-2002) involved Senior Landman, Area Land Manager, Land Manager or Land Consultant with such companies as Burlington Resources Canada Ltd., ExxonMobil Corp., KOCH Oil Company, ELAN Energy Inc.(formerly LASMO Canada Inc), ICG Resources Ltd. and Norcen Energy Resources Ltd.

In 1989 Mr. Reynolds obtained his Professional Landman designation and is also a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

 

richard suffron, vice president, operations
 

Mr. Suffron is a professional Engineer with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta (1986). His experience and responsibilities have included completions and workovers, drilling, facility construction and field operations.

Mr. Suffron joined Harvest Operations in 2007 as the Production Engineering Manager. Prior thereto, he held senior management and executive positions with PrimeWest Energy, including Southern Area Engineering Manager, Northern Business Unit Manager and Engineering Operations Manager, and Cork Exploration, where he was the Vice President of Operations.

piljong sung, chief strategy officer
 

Mr. Sung is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Harvest Operations Corp. Prior thereto he was a Senior Manager of Korea National Oil Company's Exploration & Production Auditing Team as well as a Senior Manager of the Exploration and Production Planning Team at KNOC. He has also held the position of finance manager at KNOC Sambidoyong Ltd., a subsidiary of KNOC in Indonesia. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Sungkyunkwan University and an MBA from the same post-secondary institution.

grant ukrainetz, vice president, treasurer
 

Mr. Ukrainetz joined Harvest as Treasurer in August 2012. He is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He brings over 20 years of experience within the areas of corporate finance, strategic planning, treasury & banking, risk management, investor relations and financial reporting. Prior to joining Harvest, he served as Treasurer, then Vice President Corporate Development with a junior oil sands company from 2006 to 2012. Prior thereto, Mr. Ukrainetz held progressively senior finance related positions with a senior Canadian producer from 2001 to 2006 and a multi-national oil company from 1994 to 2001. He has also worked in the corporate banking division of a Canadian financial institution and for a public accounting firm.   

 

Kim urban, vice president, acquisition and DIVESTITURES AND joint ventures

 

Ms. Urban has her P. Land Designation and attended both Red Deer College and the University of Calgary where she earned her Management Certificate. With over 33 years in the oil and gas industry, she has had the opportunity to work for both very small and very large companies including two start-ups.  Her wide range of expertise includes joint ventures and land in particular, in addition to her extensive oil and gas experience.

Ms. Urban has worked for Harvest for over 5 years and was appointed Vice President, Acquisitions & Divestitures and Joint Ventures in December 2013. Prior to her promotion, she held the position of Director, Acquisitions & Divestitures  and Joint Ventures.

 

doug walker, vice president, engineering
 

Mr. Walker has over 30 years of technical and business experience in operations, production, facilities, completions, drilling, reservoir engineering, business development and frontier projects.

He joined Harvest in August 2010 and, prior to his promotion to VP, Engineering in October, 2012, held the position of Area Manager, Peace River Arch and SE Saskatchewan.

Mr. Walker’s prior industry experience includes technical, business and senior management positions with Provident Energy, Noise Solutions, Stellarton Energy, Jordan Petroleum and Gulf Canada Resources.

 

Mr. Walker has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary and is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA.