Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Zabinsky has extensive oil and gas and capital market experience, most recently as the Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer of Result Energy and prior thereto as Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer of TriStar Oil & Gas from 2006 until 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Zabinsky was a Director with a major Canadian Investment and Corporate Bank. Mr. Zabinsky has been actively involved in Canadian and international mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, equity issues, high yield debt issues, restructurings, bridge finance and general corporate banking. Mr. Zabinsky is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), High Distinction degree. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Vice President, Geosciences
Mr. Brown has extensive oil and gas experience in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, most recently with Apache Canada as the New Ventures Manager/Senior Geological Advisor from 2007-2014. Previously Mr. Brown was the Vice President, Exploration of Rock Energy from 2002-2007. Prior to that Mr. Brown held a number of geological roles of increasing responsibility with Amoco Canada, Fletcher Challenge Oil & Gas and Northrock Resources. Mr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, he also has an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University and a diploma in Petroleum Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Mr. Brown is an active member of APEGA.
Vice President, Operations
Mr. Manchester has 17 years engineering experience in the oil & gas industry, the most recent six years were as the Vice President, Operations with Vero Energy Inc. prior to the acquisition of Vero by TORC in November 2012. Previously Mr. Manchester was the Production and Engineering Manager with True Energy Inc. from June 2002 until March 2006 when Vero was created as the ExploreCo. company resulting from the conversion of True Energy Inc. to True Energy Trust. Prior to that Mr. Manchester held a series of engineering positions with Renaissance Energy Inc. (and subsequently Husky Energy Ltd.) from May 1995 to February 2002. Mr. Manchester is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Diploma in Instrumentation Engineering Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Mr. Manchester is an active member of APEGA.
Mr. Tang has extensive oil and gas experience in various financial and compliance related roles, most recently as Assistant Controller at TORC. Prior to TORC, Mr. Tang was the Manager of Financial Reporting at Result Energy Inc. and TriStar Oil & Gas Ltd. Prior thereto, Mr. Tang held progressively more senior roles at a large international accounting and audit firm. Mr. Tang is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the University of Lethbridge.
Vice President, Land
Mr. Wallis brings extensive Canadian oil and gas experience to TORC, specializing in land and acquisition negotiations. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, Land with Result Energy Inc. Prior to Result, Mr. Wallis was the Vice President, Land with TriStar Oil & Gas Ltd. from its inception in January 2006 until its combination with PetroBakken Energy Ltd. in October 2009. Prior thereto, Mr Wallis held progressively more senior positions within StarPoint Energy commencing in 2004 and ultimately as the Vice President, Land from June 2005 to January 2006. Previous to StarPoint, Mr. Wallis held increasingly senior positions with Navigo Energy Inc. from August 2002 to January 2004 and EnCana Corporation (formerly PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd.) from May 1998 through August 2002. Mr. Wallis holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.
Vice President, Production
A professional engineer with more than 20 years of oil and gas experience, Mr. Wihak was the Vice President, Operations of Result Energy Inc. Prior to Result, Mr. Wihak was the Vice President, Operations of TriStar Oil & Gas Ltd. from January 2008 until October 2009. Prior thereto, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Argent Energy Inc. from October 2004 until January 2008. Previous to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Ultima Energy Trust from May 2001 until June 2004. Preceding that, Mr. Wihak held roles of increasing responsibility with a number of oil and gas companies focusing on the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Mr. Wihak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and obtained his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Calgary. He is an active member of APEGA and the SPE.