It’s too often that the hard work, dedication and creativity of a young professional working in the energy industry are overshadowed by those established in the industry. The industry is also known to be attached to an intimidation factor which discourages the Millennial Generation to seek a career in our ever changing industry. Well, that’s about to change! The OGM wants to turn the spotlight on young professionals, who make a difference in our industry everyday. Their commitment, endless hours of hard work and passion prove that anyone can attain a career in the energy industry.
We are excited to profile individuals in every issue from various companies that truly deserve the spotlight. We want to show the world that these young professionals mean business as they have each achieved levels of success that are motivating, inspiring and rewarding.
Koleya Karringten is the Co-founder and President of Absolute Combustion International. Koleya has over 13 years of entrepreneurial experience, much of which has been spent developing Absolute Combustion from the ground up. Koleya was raised by a family of entrepreneurs and learned the value of being her own boss from a very young age. Her father, […]
Don’t try and fit this high-school dropout into a stereotype! At fifteen this up-and-comer already had an ambitious career plan and spending three years in high school was the equivalent of ‘warming the bench’ waiting for the real game to start. The importance of education was instilled in Dan through his family—both of his parents […]
What are your goals for fitness and work?
"I like the competition but it’s more about personal bests and constant improvement."
As Project Manager with Ocean Management & Trading and its affiliated companies, Casidhe is responsible for local/international business and project development. He has worked across a wide range of marine, mining, fishing, and oil & gas industry projects. This work has taken him to the Arctic, throughout Europe, and China. Born and educated in St. […]
Describe your career in three words.
"Global, Value Added, Relationships."
Dave hails from St. John’s, NL but has spent much of the past six years working and studying overseas. This has resulted in him taking over 50 international flights, visiting 20 different countries, and being employed on four continents since 2010. During his time abroad, he has worked as a scuba diving instructor in Thailand […]
What are your top three indicators of success?
"Community impact, ability to give back and mentorship"
Michael’s career began with Copal Partners in London, England as a summer analyst in their Business Development group. He joined the Wood Mackenzie team in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta. As an associate with Wood Mackenzie, Michael is responsible for providing financial asset valuation and objective commercial analysis on company and oil play activity throughout Canada. His […]
If you were to
describe your career in three words what would they be?
"Challenging. Rewarding. Diverse."
Born and raised on the West Coast of Newfoundland, Falon Gilbert is the Business Development Manager for Intertek Inspection Services in Eastern Canada. A creative and inventive thinker, who craves a challenge and is not afraid to work outside of her comfort zone, Falon is a motivated team player who consistently aims to exceed her […]
The OGM:What does Energy mean to you?
"Energy is the essence of everything. Whether literal or figurative, it’s a powerful influence on life as we know it."
Brad Ridler is a transplanted Ontario boy with a love for travel, adventure and rollercoasters. Never one to shy away from new opportunities, Brad’s diverse background includes stints in and around North America as art director, copywriter, marketer, magic-maker, designer, salesperson, blogger and more. Ridler’s journeys have taken him from his hometown roots in Acton, […]
The OGM:What Social Medium do you use on a daily basis?
"I use many social mediums daily, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter"
Stephanie Patten-Kibyuk is a 31 year old, born and raised Newfoundlander. She is proud to be the 5th generation working with her families business. She resides within the field of Human Resources. After working in the retail sector, Stephanie developed a passion for working with and helping others. This led her to pursue a further education […]
The OGM:Describe a milestone
in your career?
"October 3rd is actually a big milestone for the team at Elite and myself, it’s Elite’s 5th birthday."
Born and raised in St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador, Jonathan Connors is the President and General Manager of Elite Productions. He oversees the company’s strategic planning, client retention, and stakeholder relationships, as well as the development one-of-a-kind events. Having a love for creating and designing is a major reason why Jonathan quickly fell in love […]
Do you use
Social Media for work?
"Yes absolutely. It’s a great resource and information tool. We use social media ads for recruitment and for marketing and brand recognition."
At just 22, Greer Hunt Jr works hard and plays hard. When he’s not travelling the continent to compete in ultimate frisbee tournaments or representing his country internationally, Greer is scouting the same regions for any type of supply chain avenues where he and the Hunt’s Logistics team can develop optimal turnkey solutions. With entrepreneurship in his blood, and a recent commerce […]
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