“A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own."
Paul Poscente Chairman
Paul has a 25 year track record of successfully growing mid-market businesses and has led businesses from start-ups to those with revenues in excess of $100 million in annual revenue. He founded, grew and successfully sold two upstream oil and gas production companies, and has been involved in leading businesses in diverse industries such as health and safety, debt financing, and construction services. He has been a principal in over $500 million in transactions during his career.
Bill Holdyk President
Bill and his wife Liz incorporated Backwoods in 1986. As the President of Backwoods, Bill is responsible for all aspects of the organization. Over the years, Bill has successfully guided the company from its tree-planting origins to its current form as a diversified provider of oil and gas related services. Bill is committed to maintaining the company's tradition of safety excellence and quality service.
Eva Dutczak Health & Safety Manager
Eva has been working with Backwoods for the past seven years. As the Health and Safety manager, Eva's primary responsibility is to develop, implement and maintain Backwoods' health and safety program. An as accredited safety auditor, Eva works both in the office and the field to ensure all safety policies and procedures are adhered to. Eva holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and a graduate diploma in GIS from Vancouver Island University.
Ryan McQuilter VP Business Development
As the VP of Business Development, Ryan is responsible for the marketing, branding and business development initiatives for the organization. For the past decade, Ryan has been involved in the development and operation of many successful First Nation organizations. Ryan holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Alberta School of Business, with a major in finance and minor in business law.
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