Leadership

Executive Leadership Team

Cory J. Fries
Chief Executive Officer
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Cory J. Fries
Chief Executive Officer

Cory has served OCL Group Inc. since 2012, initially as an external advisor, shareholder and Board Member and then in October 2016, full time as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel. Since joining OCL, Cory has led OCL’s corporate development and seen OCL acquire and diversify into the forest products, specialty services and the engineered foundations markets. Cory brought with him over 15 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and business strategy. In September 2021, Cory was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of OCL Group and continues to grow and diversify OCL into one of the leading industrial service providers and contractors in Western Canada. Cory holds degrees in law, business and arts and continues to be a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Dustin Duncan
President - Midstream & Mining
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Dustin Duncan
President - Midstream & Mining

Dustin joined OCL in 2014 as a project manager and shareholder and progressed to business unit management and now leads OCL's diversification efforts as the President - Midstream & Mining Division of OCL. Prior to joining OCL, Dustin had over 15 years experience in Industrial projects, starting his career on the tools for a general contractor and working his way up through education and experience to leading large projects and field services for one of the largest international Engineering Firms. As part of his position, Dustin led the successful creation and expansion of OCL’s engineering and specialty services divisions and played a key role in OCL’s corporate development including the acquisition and integration of a number of our subsidiaries. . Dustin also serves as the Executive Sponsor of OCL’s Quality Program providing oversight and direction to ensure the highest level project execution. Dustin is a Project Management Professional with a PMI and holds a P.Tech(Eng) Certification.

Chris Bouzetos
President - Heavy Oil
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Chris Bouzetos
President - Heavy Oil

Chris began his career in industrial construction over 15 years ago. He was an early shareholder in OCL and has spent over a decade contributing to the growth and development of the company. During this period, he progressed from project management to business unit management and most recently to the President - Heavy Oil Division. Throughout this time he has gained comprehensive understanding of OCL's processes across project management, safety, quality, operations and administration. Chris is the Executive Sponsor of OCL's Safety program stewarding and leading the continuous improvement across the organization. He is also the Executive Sponsor of Indigenous Relations and provides leadership in developing relationships and partnerships with Indigenous Peoples and Communities. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta.

Senior Leadership Team

Gene Fritzel
President - Mining and Forestry - Maintenance
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Gene Fritzel
President - Mining and Forestry - Maintenance

With 30 years of experience in the forestry, mining, energy and wind industry, Gene is an industry leader in the Peace Region with a focus on execution excellence and client satisfaction. Gene provides leadership for our northeastern BC business.

Darcey Maguire
President - Foundations
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Darcey Maguire
President - Foundations

Darcey has over 25 years in the construction industry including 12 years specializing in deep foundations. As one of the first trades onsite, Darcey has a clear understanding of construction schedules, and for over a decade has safely executed foundation solutions through out Alberta and parts of Western Canada on time and on budget.

Dorien Menard
President - Fabrication
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Dorien Menard
President - Fabrication

Dorien is a driven, open-minded, safety-oriented, and innovative Fabrication Leader with a strong sense of dedication and commitment. With over 23 years of progressive experience in the industrial sectors and his background in the oilsands, his areas of expertise include pipe spooling, specialty alloy welding, and structural fabrication. He’s passionate and eager about building new client relationships, securing client loyalty and forging long-lasting relationships with stakeholders. Adamant about safety, quality, continuous improvement, client satisfaction and enjoys finding solutions involving design & fabrication challenges.

Janelle Ostermayer
Vice President, Finance
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Janelle Ostermayer
Vice President, Finance

Janelle Ostermayer joined OCL group in January 2022 as Director of Finance and after a short transition period, assumed the role of Vice President, Finance and Administration. Janelle was previously with a large publicly traded industrial construction group for 11 years in various roles of increasing responsibility. She brings with her to OCL valuable experience in financial reporting, operational accounting, corporate finance, financial planning and analysis and asset management. She holds an accounting designation from CPA Alberta and a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge.

Dale Lamoureux
Vice President - Industrial Services - Peace River Region
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Dale Lamoureux
Vice President - Industrial Services - Peace River Region

Over 40 years experience in oil and gas industrial construction and maintenance, forestry, mining and wind energy. Dale’s commitment to driving value added solutions has created a loyal client base and craft workforce. The transferable skills across industry segments creates a successful proactive solution to project execution excellence.

Kyle MacKay
General Manager - Midstream & Mining
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Kyle MacKay
General Manager - Midstream & Mining

Kyle joined OCL with over 10 years construction management experience to lead project management and processes across the Midstream and Civil divisions. Kyle has led multiple project teams to deliver full cycle construction execution including civil, mechanical and electrical facets. He has a proven track record of delivering quality projects on time and under budget throughout Western Canada. Kyle holds a Civil Engineering Technology Diploma and various safety certifications with ACSA.

Wes Kemp
Director - Heavy Oil
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Wes Kemp
Director - Heavy Oil

Wes has advanced expertise overseeing multiple projects and leading Project Managers in success. He has extensive experience in his career as a highly knowledgeable Senior Project Manager, with over 26 years of field leadership on projects in North America and Europe. He has a proven ability to work with clients and all levels of personnel to effectively execute a full project lifestyle. Wes has a demonstrated background fulfilling client contract obligations and delivering a quality end project safely and within the associated project timelines.

Richard Armstrong
Operations Manager - Heavy Oil
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Richard Armstrong
Operations Manager - Heavy Oil

Richard has over 25 years in industrial construction and oilsands experience. As a Journeyman B Pressure welder he has the technical knowledge to ensure our projects succeed. In his more than ten years with OCL Group Richard has been a senior leader in safety and has proved to be a cornerstone of our safety culture. As Operations manager of Heavy Oil Richard is responsible for the execution of all work in the Oilsands region.

Lyne Koenig-Crick
Engineering Manager
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Lyne Koenig-Crick
Engineering Manager

With over 10 years experience with EPC firms, Lyne has successfully completed projects for extraction, sustaining and major projects groups. These projects have ranged from scoping and planning stages to detailed engineering and through to field engineering. As a P.Eng and Responsible Member for OCL, Lyne oversees the engineering work across Western Canada.

Robert Kennedy
Operations Manager - OCL Technical Services
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Robert Kennedy
Operations Manager - OCL Technical Services

Robert has 19 years of Industrial Cleaning and Fluid Management experience. He specializes in major plant turnarounds offering full turnkey services, as well as managing full time fluid management contracts, Maintenance contracts and large diameter tank cleaning.

Cody Kay
Director - Midstream & Mining
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Cody Kay
Director - Midstream & Mining

Cody has 10+ years of experience managing and designing projects for the oil and gas industry, including a full range of engineering project services and construction management. He has provided project management services for various projects including midstream, civil, oilsands and the management of multi discipline subcontractors.

Board of Directors

Brad Maguire
Executive Chairman of the Board
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Brad Maguire
Executive Chairman of the Board

Founding Shareholder & Previous CEO.

Trevor Reidlinger
Vice Chairman of the Board
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Trevor Reidlinger
Vice Chairman of the Board

Founding Shareholder & Previous COO.

Cory J. Fries
Current CEO
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Cory J. Fries
Current CEO

Cory has served OCL Group Inc. since 2012, initially as an external advisor, shareholder and Board Member and then in October 2016, full time as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel. Since joining OCL, Cory has led OCL’s corporate development and seen OCL acquire and diversify into the forest products, specialty services and the engineered foundations markets. Cory brought with him over 15 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and business strategy. In September 2021, Cory was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of OCL Group and continues to grow and diversify OCL into one of the leading industrial service providers and contractors in Western Canada. Cory holds degrees in law, business and arts and continues to be a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Craig McIvor
Board Member
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Craig McIvor
Board Member

Founding Shareholder & Previous VP Finance.