Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Greg Young

Greg Young

President
Greg Young has 30 years of industry experience and has been serving as President of Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. since May 2016. He joined Tarpon in 2004 after the acquisition of Bullet Energy Canada, of which he also served as President. Since then, he has held numerous positions within Tarpon including: Area Manager, Director of Operations and General Manager – E&C Canada. Greg holds an Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from Queen’s School of Business Executive Program and is a Red Seal Master Electrician.

Under Greg’s leadership, Tarpon has committed to the strength of its people, to a safe workplace and to being the best. To Greg, the biggest compliment he can be given is thanks for doing a good job and being asked to return for another. Born in Kindersley, SK and raised in Valleyview, AB, Greg now resides in the Okotoks area with his wife and four children.


Dean-Tingley

Dean Tingley

Managing Director, Eastern Hemisphere International Operations
Dean Tingley has been in our industry for some 35 years in various roles related to Electrical and Instrumentation. His current role is as Managing Director of Operations for Tarpon Eastern Hemisphere International and General Manager of our South East Asia, Malaysian hub.

The great majority of Dean’s career has been outside of North America with 25 plus years of International experience across Asia and Africa in a multitude of countries. The strength of Dean’s leadership is the ability to bring together the overlap of a wide variety of peoples, cultures, and traditions under the unified banner of Tarpon International Energy Services. It is this multi-national approach that solidifies us with our clients, wherever they may be from. Dean was born in Quesnel, BC and completed his apprenticeship in Alberta, attaining his Red Seal Electrician certification. He has lived the last 22 years between Dubai and Kuala Lumpur with his wife Wendy, and his two grown sons.


Jason Nolan

Jason Nolan

General Manager, Electric & Controls
Jason Nolan has been with Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. since 2003 and has progressed through various roles including Instrument Manager, Branch Manager, Area Manager, and Director. Jason is currently the General Manager, Electric & Controls.

He has 26 years of experience within the industry where he has held a variety of management positions. Jason holds Certificates in Strategy and Finance from Queens School of Business and is an Interprovincial Red Seal Instrumentation Mechanic.


Joleen Burnett

Joleen Burnett

General Manager, Modular Solutions and General Manager, Indigenous Partnerships
Joleen Burnett has over 16 years of finance and management experience. She is responsible for overseeing the business operations and implementation of the strategic direction of modular solutions. In addition, she is responsible for the identification, development and management of Tarpon’s strategic relationships and partnerships with Indigenous communities and businesses. Joleen joined Tarpon in 2007 and has held a variety of roles including Account Manager, Oil Sands and Sales & Marketing Manager, Oil Sands. Prior to joining Tarpon, she was the Regional Sales Manager for a leading investor group. Joleen has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Francis Marion University and completed her Master of Business Administration at the University of Calgary in 2008.


Greg Jackson

Greg Jackson

General Manager, Tarpon Projects
Greg Jackson has 38 years of industry experience and has been serving as General Manager of Tarpon Projects since April of 2017.

He joined Tarpon in 2007 after 25 years with an Industry leading E&I firm where he held a variety of management positions in both the Canadian and US markets. Since then, he has held numerous positions within Tarpon including Director of Construction Services, General Manager Braid Industrial and General Manager TCM. Greg holds an Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from the Queen’s School of Business and is a Red Seal Journeyman Electrician.

Born in Flin Flon, Manitoba and raised in multiple oilfield towns, Greg now resides in Medicine Hat with his wife.


Darren Loraas

Darren Loraas

Director, Sales & Marketing
Darren Loraas has 38 years of experience in the electrical industry and has been serving as Director of Sales and Marketing at Tarpon since May 2009.

He joined Tarpon in 2004 after an 11-year tenure as Technical Sales Representative with a major electrical manufacturer. Hired to grow Tarpon’s electrical and instrumentation business, Darren has since progressed through two managerial roles and has played a pivotal role in growing Tarpon into what it is today. Darren is a Red Seal Electrician by trade.

Under Darren’s leadership, Tarpon utilizes a focused and disciplined approach to sales and marketing. He believes a repeat client is the true indication of delivering a stellar experience. Developing Tarpon’s loyal client-base has been his greatest achievement thus far in his career.


Kelly Lauritsen

Kelly Lauritsen

Director, Quality, Health & Safety
Kelly Lauritsen has 17 years of oil and gas industry experience and has been serving as the Director of Quality, Healthy, Safety and Environment at Tarpon Energy Services since October of 2016.

Since joining Tarpon’s HSE team in 2006, Kelly has worked diligently in various management fields and has played an important part in transforming Tarpon into an industry leader in creating a dynamic safety culture and achieving continuous statistical improvement in that time. Kelly believes that empowering Tarpon’s employees to take ownership of quality and safety is the primary driver of the positive culture that Tarpon possesses in all aspects of the business. Born in Yorkton, SK and raised in Crossfield, AB, Kelly now lives in the Peace River area with his wife and two sons. He is an active member of the Peace River community and serves as president of the local minor hockey and baseball associations.


Kristy Whetham

Kristy Whetham

Director, Human Resources
Kristy Whetham has more than 10 years of human resources experience. She graduated from university in 2005 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Strategic Human Resources Management and a minor in Psychology. She started her Human Resources career in training and development in Ontario before moving to Calgary and joining Tarpon.

She has progressed through various human resources roles since joining Tarpon in 2008 including Onboarding Coordinator, Ability Coordinator and Senior Human Resources Advisor. Kristy is now responsible for leading and developing Tarpon’s Human Resources team and initiatives.