Tyler was born in Calgary, moved to the Edmonton area at 1 and returned to the Calgary area in time to complete high school. He was very active in sports; playing hockey, baseball, football and soccer. Tyler was fortunate enough to see most of Western Canada playing Midget and then Junior Hockey, and following a year of college hockey, finally settled at the University Lethbridge where he completed his degree and participated as a member and playing coach of its CIS golf team.
At that point Tyler headed back to Calgary to pursue a career as a golf professional. It was on the course that he caught a lucky break, he ended up playing a round of golf with an executive at a multinational oilfield service company and eventually decided to pursue a career in the oilfield. Kevin and Tyler instantly struck up a friendship and 3 months later he was moved into Drayton Valley, Alberta where he worked hands on in the field and gained a great respect and appreciation for the people from whom he learned. He has spent the last number of years in business development roles within the completions services sector and has never looked back.
As a husband and father of two lovely daughters he elected to take a big leap of faith and six years ago and along with trustful and respectful partners they founded Avenger Oil Tools. They have enjoyed a successful relationship,building a strong private business together and are looking to expand to a 5th location soon.
Continuing to responsibly develop energy at current levels fueled by non-renewable resources, while exploring alternative resources and systems to compliment fossil fuel development.
YES, Kevin Trahan
Providing a great life for your family – balance between professional and personal life – and I’m still working on that. It’s something that continually challenges me.
Sacrifice, persistent, integrity
90% perspiration and 10% inspiration. Hard work pays off. Honesty and Integrity lead to successful relationships, partnerships, and an honorable reputation which will serve you all of your life
Avenger Oil Tools – forming a partnership with people I admire and respect; along with signing our first contractual agreement as a private company with a multinational public company
Learning to hold back; be patient until I have enough information to proceed on a path to success. It’s not easy – finding balance between my personal and professional life
With the focus of Avenger Oil Tools technology changes daily, creating new, innovative techniques and equipment. The industry is recognizing that it needs to take a leading role in developing technology that will produce the resources we seek, with adaptations to protect the environment and sustain resource acquisition
Growth and expansion of our down-hole tool company; continue to develop business relationships and opportunities that continue to fulfill my goals and dreams. It means seeking more balance in my life with maintaining our corporate success.
No – In my youth, I thought I was destined to be a professional athlete. My aspirations shifted to university and golf. Golf was the key because that is where I met and development a friendship and professional relationship with my mentor, Kevin. Kevin introduced me to the energy industry.
Ultimately, it’s what I enjoy. I love it. It’s fun. It’s hard to imagine my developing personal and professional relationships in another field. At the end of the day, the world relies on oil and gas to sustain life as we know it. Petroleum is the base product in pretty much everything. If it’s synthetic, it almost certainly originated from petroleum.
Yes. I have more than one – in fact two are my competitors.
It’s the core of industry. Energy is everywhere – the lights in our houses, the heat, the computers, It runs our appliances, tools, toys, ….. medical equipment.
They will continue to extract and consume energy, and with improved technology becomes good stewards of the land.
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