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.

Maurice Slack BSc (Mech Engineering), PEng Vice President, Technology
Maurice Slack Vice President, Technology
Brad Kwasnycia BSc (Mech Engineering), PEng Director, Sales and Marketing
Brad Kwasnycia Director, Sales and Marketing
Bill Roggensack PhD (Civil Engineering), PEng, FEC, FCAE Chairman
Bill Roggensack Chairman of the Board
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
Dan Shute BSc (Civil Engineering), PEng President and CEO
Dan Shute President and Chief Executive Officer; Corporate Director
Drew Davis MBA
Drew Davis General Manager, Volant Oil Tools (US) Inc.
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Maurice Slack BSc (Mech Engineering), PEng Vice President, Technology

Maurice Slack

Vice President, Technology

Maurice has served as Vice President of Technology since Volant’s inception in 2001. He is deeply engaged with all aspects of Volant’s R&D and product development endeavors, injecting both creative input and guidance. He is lead inventor for the company’s various product lines and uses his experience to support new product development and enhance current lines.

Maurice established and managed an investigative engineering group in drilling and production technology and was intimately involved in the design of a world-class laboratory facility in his 13 years prior to founding Noetic Engineering and Volant Products. The first six years of his engineering career was in oilfield wireline operations, data acquisition and log interpretation with Schlumberger’s Canadian and Middle East divisions.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.