Leadership

Volant is led and supported by a team of diverse, respected and passionate leaders who know there are safer, simpler and more productive ways to develop our energy resources. Their collective commitment to innovation, quality, safety and collaboration allows Volant to stay ahead of the curve for all our customers around the world.

Executive Team

Dan Shute BSc (Civil Engineering), PEng President and CEO

Dan Shute

President and Chief Executive Officer; Corporate Director

Since Volant’s inception, Dan has worked in various roles with increasing responsibility. He was appointed President in 2013, after which he assumed the duties of CEO in 2018. Dan leads Volant’s executive team, drives the execution of corporate strategies, advocates for superior customer experiences and sustains Volant’s unique workplace community and culture.

Bill Roggensack PhD (Civil Engineering), PEng, FEC, FCAE Chairman

Bill Roggensack

Chairman of the Board

Bill provides corporate and strategic oversight of the business and has since its inception in 2001. Bill previously served as CEO and President until he stepped down mid-2013 making himself available to mentor Volant’s management team when needed.

Bill spent the first 17 years of his career as a geotechnical consultant working primarily on hydrocarbon and mineral resource development projects. Bill served as Vice President of C-FER Technologies for 11 years before eventually joining a small group of colleagues to found Noetic Engineering in 1998 and subsequently, Volant Products in 2001.

Senior Business Leaders

Dan Dall’Acqua MSc (Mech Engineering), PEng Senior Manager, Consulting Engineering
Dan Dall’Acqua Senior Manager, Consulting Engineering; Corporate Director
Leanne Thormann Vice President, Corporate Services
Leanne Thormann Vice President, Corporate Services
Brad Kwasnycia BSc (Mech Engineering), PEng Director, Sales and Marketing
Brad Kwasnycia Director, Sales and Marketing
Martin Kaefer Senior Manager, Engineering
Drew Davis MBA
Drew Davis General Manager, Volant Oil Tools (US) Inc.
John Reilly General Manager, Operations
Chris Della Mattia Manger, Product Line
Lorelei Welcher-Mitchell Manager, Human Resources
Sheraly Cunningham Financial Controller
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Dan Dall’Acqua MSc (Mech Engineering), PEng Senior Manager, Consulting Engineering

Dan Dall’Acqua

Senior Manager, Consulting Engineering; Corporate Director

Dan leads Volant’s consulting engineering subsidiary, Noetic Engineering 2008 Inc. He reaches beyond established engineering practices to advance the art of well construction, while enhancing well integrity and productivity. Dan has been devoted to professional involvement and technical contributions to SPE, CHOA and API.

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Leanne Thormann Vice President, Corporate Services

Leanne Thormann

Vice President, Corporate Services

Leanne provides leadership and oversight for all Corporate Services, which includes Accounting, Human Resources, Legal and Information Technology teams. She ensures operational support is aligned with the company’s strategic planning. She has managed the company’s finances through a period of rapid growth and a subsequent severe market contraction.

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Brad Kwasnycia BSc (Mech Engineering), PEng Director, Sales and Marketing

Brad Kwasnycia

Director, Sales and Marketing

Brad manages Volant’s global marketing and sales operations and has responsibility for outward facing strategies. He provides high level input on market competitiveness, pricing, sales forecasting and revenue growth. Brad is focused on business development and the provision of integrated and effective solutions to customer challenges.

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Martin Kaefer

Senior Manager, Engineering

Martin is responsible for the management of Volant’s Experimental Services, Materials Engineering, Product Engineering, and Engineering Analysis groups, and ensures that these groups work together effectively. He is also responsible for managing Volant’s technology development portfolio.

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Drew Davis MBA

Drew Davis

General Manager, Volant Oil Tools (US) Inc.

Drew provides senior oversight to operations for Volant Oil Tools (US) Inc. in the Gulf Coast region and Permian Basin. He is responsible for driving growth by ensuring that tool rentals, training and comprehensive aftermarket products and services are available to serve the company’s customer base in the USA.

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John Reilly

General Manager, Operations

John oversees Volant’s operations to ensure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources. He provides leadership and vision to the operational team that aligns with and supports the company's strategic plan. Operational functions under his direction include: Field Services, Delivery, Manufacturing, Safety, Quality, and Facility Management.

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Chris Della Mattia

Manger, Product Line

Chris Della Mattia provides oversight to Product Line Management. In addition to stewarding mature product lines, his focus is to lead and drive our market awareness function that informs how we prioritize product-related initiatives and to ensure leaders within Volant are engaged with supporting our product line priorities.

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Lorelei Welcher-Mitchell

Manager, Human Resources

Lorelei is responsible for recommending, developing, organizing, implementing, administering and maintaining the Human Resources programs, policies, procedures and initiatives. Developing appropriate practices and objectives, she fosters an employee-oriented, high performance culture which emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, continuous improvement. She is responsible for employee retention, development, and recruitment – all of which contribute to the ongoing development of a superior workforce.

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Sheraly Cunningham

Financial Controller

Sheraly is a team-oriented manager who manages all aspects of the day-to-day corporate accounting functions and supports the preparation of Volant’s financial statements according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Her primary responsibilities include preparation of the year end IFRS financial statements for the annual audit, monthly closing process, customer billings, and reimbursements, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and cash management, plus monthly reporting for budgeting and preparation of tax projections.