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Dean G. Perkins

Dean Perkins was born and raised in Rouleau, Saskatchewan. He enrolled in the University of Saskatchewan and graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree.

After graduating, he went to work for Hughes Tool Company as a field serviceman in Whitecourt, Alberta. Dean moved to Edmonton in 1960 and worked in field engineering services for the company until August of 1962.

In 1962, Dean transferred to Western Rock Bit Company in Calgary, becoming the Manager of Quality Assurance for the Company’s rock bit manufacturing business. By the early 1970s, Dean had risen through the ranks of Western Rock Bit and in 1978 was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. He remained in this position until his retirement on September 30, 1991.

Ted Hanlon

Born in Claydon, Saskatchewan in 1936, Ted began his business career as a Chartered Accountant after receiving his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. After a brief stint with Ernst & Young, Ted established his own public accounting practice in Swift Current.

In 1968 Ted started Sage Group Inc. – a service company and later an exploration company called Crescendo Oil and Gas Ltd.

Over the years through Sage Group, Ted has both founded and invested in numerous private Saskatchewan oilfield supply companies including Badge Services Ltd. and Variperm (Canada) Ltd.

He was also a significant force in the development of the New grade Upgrader project in Regina. Ted has been a Board Member of and the Chairman of Wascana Energy since its privatization. Ted is also the co-founder and Chairman of Computalog as well as sitting on the Board of SaskFerco.

Murray B. Todd


Murray Todd was born in Saskatchewan and graduated with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in Petroleum Engineering. His career spans over 40 years and has included a variety of engineering, management, and executive roles.

Mr. Todd worked with Marathon Oil Company for the first 18 years of his career. He served at several locations including Saskatchewan, California, Alaska, Ohio, and Texas.

The responsibilities at Marathon saw him participate in the first unitized waterflood in Canada in the early 1960s as well as the construction of one of the first offshore platforms in Alaska. He then oversaw the operations and development of the giant Yates field in Texas while also managing Marathon’s operations from the offshore Gulf of Mexico to as far north as Michigan.

Murray was finally attracted back to Canada in 1975, joining Dome Petroleum where he was instrumental in developing new technology that allowed work to continue year-round in the moving ice in the Beaufort Sea.

In 1991, Murray became the President of Crestar Energy. Following that, he became President of Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation in 1995.

Murray’s activities within his community and the industry affairs are also significant. He was Chairman of IPAC between 1987 and1988 and has served as Chairman of the Petroleum Industry Training Service from 1988-1994. He was a founding member of the Centre for the Frontier Engineering Research and was the executive of the United Way.

Gordon W. (Scotty) Cameron

Gordon Cameron, better known as Scotty, is a native of Mankota, Saskatchewan. After graduation from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Commerce, Scotty went on to spend eight years in the Saskatchewan government where he held several prestigious posts, including Deputy Minister of the Department of Industry and Commerce.

Upon leaving the government in 1968, Scotty served as General Manager of Independent Petroleum Association of Canada, the industry association representing Canadian independent petroleum and natural gas companies.

In 1975, Scotty joined Pan-Alberta Gas Ltd. and the next year was named President and Chief Executive Officer. In 1994, he was appointed Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board. In May 1995, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Novagas Clearinghouse Ltd. Scotty retired in May 1996 but did not slow down. He promptly formed a new company, Scotcam Enterprises Inc., of which he became President and Chief Executive Officer.

As well as serving as a director for a number of public companies, Scotty’s contributions to his community have been outstanding. He has been an enthusiastic fundraiser for the University of Saskatchewan. He has received the Order of Canada. Scotty has always unselfishly given his time to his community, province, and country whenever they have needed him.

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