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Executive Team

Chris Strong - President and CEO

Mr. Strong was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Union Drilling Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas), a contract drilling company, from 2004 to 2012. He was appointed President in 2003 and prior thereto served as Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2003. Prior thereto he held the positions of Vice-President, Finance and Treasurer (1997), Treasurer (1996) and Director, Finance (1994-1996) for Hvide Marine Incorporated (also known Seabulk International), an offshore supply boat company which supported the oil and gas industry, primarily in the U.S. Gulf, the Arabian Gulf and later West Africa.

Mr. Strong received an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Strong was appointed to the Board in October 2013.

Dwayne LaMontagne – EVP & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. LaMontagne graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Administration in 1990 and earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1993. His more than 20 years of experience include assurance and business advisory roles with Ernst and Young, as well as leadership positions with both private and public oil & gas, and oilfield services companies.In Mr. LaMontagne’s previous role as Chief Development officer, he was responsible for overseeing Savanna’s business development efforts in current and potential markets, including evaluation of potential acquisitions, geographic targets and business lines as well as investor relations and the development of Savanna’s Aboriginal partnerships.