Our People

A “Pro-STAR” is a positive, solution-based individual whose personal foundation is built on providing the best qualities of themselves to those around them. Someone who is exceptionally talenteda professional starwho continuously strives for improvement in all elements of their life.

Terry Bendera President

Terry has been President of Prostar Well Service Inc. since April 2012. Prior to his tenure as President, he was a Sales Manager and member of the Leadership Council with the Tervita group.

Main Office: 1-780-986-4009 Terry’s EA contact: kstachniak@prostarenergy.ca

Douglas Hunter Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering

With 18 years of oilfield experience, and over 26 years working in equipment design, automation, and sales and manufacturing, Doug brings a unique combination of: engineering knowledge, product insight, corporate leadership, and business development expertise. He recently assumed the role of V.P. Manufacturing and Engineering after Rangeland Drilling Automation merged with Prostar Well Service; prior he acted as President and CEO of Rangeland.

Main Office: 1-780-986-4009 Direct: 1-403-992-3257 Email: dhunter@prostar-mfg.com

Jane Gauthier Chief Financial Officer

A proud member of the Prostar team, joining in 2016.

Main Office: 1-780-986-4009 Email: jgauthier@prostar-mfg.com

Chad Barker Operations Manager

Chad joined Prostar Well Service Inc. in April 2013. His career began 26 years ago while working as a Floorhand, and he has worked through the ranks to his current role. His positions have taken him from the heat of the Nevada desert to the frigid cold of the Northwest Territories. Chad has a hands-on approach to management, and works side-by-side with the rig crews. He enjoys fostering passionate teams by instilling pride and exhibiting his enthusiasm for excellence. “Safety before Service.”

Main Office: 1-780-986-4009 Direct: 1-780-690-8640 Email: cbarker@prostarenergy.ca

Sean Paszek Health & Safety Manager

Sean joined Prostar as it was getting ready to introduce its very first rig. His years working on service rigs and managing safety programs allowed him to create Prostar’s Safety Management system aligning Prostar with global oil companies like Suncor and Imperial.

Main Office: 1-780-986-4009 Direct: 1-780-690-1914 Email: spaszek@prostarenergy.ca

David Strang Sales and Marketing Manager

Dave has a diploma in Petroleum Engineering Technology and his 4th Class Power Engineering certificate from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has worked in various environments and positions within the industry that include: Completion Specialist for Baker Hughes, Operation Supervisor for Cold Lake Productions for Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil, Operation Excellent Leader for Well Servicing, Operations Coordinator for Horn River, and Interim Superintendent for both Canada and Cold Lake Well Servicing Operations. His position, prior to joining the Prostar Energy team in 2015, was Completions Superintendent for Suncor Energy.

Main Office: 1-780-986-4009 Direct: 1-780-977-7527 Email: dstrang@prostarenergy.ca

Sherri Marthaller Human Resources

A proud member of the Prostar team, Sherri has had many years of management, safety, and human resources experience in both Canada and the US. She started her career after earning her business degree from the University of Wyoming.

Main Office: 1-403-995-5824 Direct: 1-403-652-9724 Email: smarthaller@prostar-mfg.com