MEET OUR TEAM
“We are proud of the team we have assembled and would like to showcase the stories of those who make it happen for Safety Boss. Our Vision, Missions and Values can not be achieved without the buy-in and support of a Great Team”
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- Executive Team
- Management Team
- Resource TeamWayne StennesVice President of International Business DevelopmentWayne StennesVice President of International Business Development
Wayne has over 35 years’ experience in Emergency Response and Emergency Management, specifically in Well Control/Blowout Response & Recovery, as well as Industrial Firefighting. He has hands-on experience in developing and implementing strategies and tactics on major industrial emergencies globally, which have included Blowout Control (onshore and offshore), Storage Tank Fires, Refinery/Petrochemical Fires, Road and Railway Transportation Emergencies involving bulk fuel carriers, and Hazardous Materials Response. Wayne has worked and lived overseas for the past 28 years primarily in the Middle East and Asia Pacific Regions. He has an extensive background in business development and customer sales within these regions having setup and managed business entities in both regions.Tyler FarmerSales ManagerTyler FarmerSales Manager
Tyler Farmer is our Sales Manager. Based out of Calgary, AB office, he has been employed with Safety Boss since 2015. Tyler has an exceptional background in sales and marketing with a proven track record of over 9 years in the Oil and Gas sector. He received a degree in Business from Mars Hill University in North Carolina while there on an athletic scholarship for Lacrosse. Tyler is a huge asset based on his diversified experiences allowing him to be a key member of the management team.Sonia RehalControllerSonia RehalController
Sonia Rehal is our Controller providing financial and administrative governance and direction to the Safety Boss team. Based out of our Calgary office, she has been employed with Safety Boss since 2015. She is a CPA, CGA and has 13 years’ experience accounting with three years directly in Oil & Gas. Sonia is a huge asset based on her enthusiasm and attention to detail allowing her to be a key member of our Corporate Team.Rob Velthuis-KroezeFort St. John Station ManagerRob Velthuis-KroezeFort St. John Station Manager
Robert Velthuis-Kroeze is our Area Manager for central and northern British Columbia operations. Based out of our Fort St. John, BC office, he has been employed with Safety Boss since 2014. He brings over ten years of industrial safety supervision and logistical coordination experience. Rob is a huge asset based on his diversified experiences making him a key member to our operational team.Mike MillerCEOMike MillerCEO
Mike Miller is known worldwide for his expertise and success in oilfield firefighting. His early career expertise in managing drilling and completion operations is combined with superior hydrocarbon firefighting and blowout control skills - a rare combination within this field. In his early years, Mike accompanied his father on assignments, learning the business and its dangers from the ground up.
In 1966, Mike assumed management responsibilities in drilling and completion operations with a leading energy company and was promoted to Operations Manager. His work in the drilling industry took him around the world including the North Sea, Libya, Venezuela, Indonesia, the United States and Canada. The challenge and satisfaction of taming dangerous situations finally drew him back home where he joined his father in Safety Boss in 1976 - succeeding the company in 1979.
Throughout the 1980s, Mike advanced Safety Boss through taking on the control of major blowouts in the Middle East. Following the Gulf War, Mike focused his efforts primarily on the international arena, working in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. This established his international credentials and led to the selection of Safety Boss as one of a handful of firms chosen to control the fires of Kuwait at the end of the 1991 Gulf War. Following the company's successes in Kuwait, opportunities were presented to work on blowouts in Southeast Asia and Alaska.
The Kuwait Fires Project provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead a team that could help control an oilfield disaster of previously unimagined proportions. Mike Miller and the Safety Boss crews proved a match for the task at hand. In just 200 days, the Safety Boss team brought 180 wells under control - outperforming all other crews in the field including such industry legends at Red Adair and Boots & Coots.
In the deserts of Kuwait, Mike Miller successfully demonstrated his leadership abilities and the expertise that led to an oilfield firefighting record one of the toughest proving grounds in the world, that will not likely be matched again.
Following this career achievement, Mike was recognized in a number of ways. He was inaugurated as a member of the Order of Canada. He was named to the 1991 Maclean’s Magazine Honor Roll of Canadians. Oilweek Magazine named him Oilman of the Year and later in the 1990s, Mike Miller was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Athabasca University.
As our CEO, he leads and mentors the next generation of well control specialists from its headquarters in Calgary, Alberta. He continues to provide firefighting, well control and special service consultation for Canadian and International emergency operations.Heidi LasanteVice PresidentHeidi LasanteVice President
Heidi Lasante is our Vice President providing leadership, guidance and strategic planning to the organization. Based out of our Calgary, AB office, she has been employed with Safety Boss since 2002. She brings over twenty years of administrative, business and accounting experience. Heidi is a huge asset based on her diversified business experience making her a key member of our executive team.Curtis WrightGeneral ManagerCurtis WrightGeneral Manager
Curtis Wright is our General Manager. Based out of our Edmonton, AB office, he has been employed with Safety Boss since 2011. He brings over twenty years of industrial, municipal fire fighting and training experience. Curtis is a huge asset based on his diversified experiences allowing him to be a key member of our first response well control team.Alyce AdamsHSE ManagerAlyce AdamsHSE Manager
Alyce Adams is our HSE Manager. She provides support to our team and customers allowing them to operate safely and efficiently. Based out of our Edmonton, AB office, she has been employed with Safety Boss since 2011 and brings over ten years of industry experience. Her medical, safety and logistical experiences make her a huge asset to our team. Her goal is the continuous improvement of our HSE Management Systems while promoting a positive safety culture and environment.