PSAC on the hunt for new CEO as Mark Salkeld resigns

PSAC CEO Mark Salkeld. Image: Pipeline News

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) announced on Wednesday that is looking for a new president and CEO.

Mark Salkeld, who has led the organization since November 2010, is resigning effective March 15, 2018. He will move into a new role as vice-president of operations and business development for CLEANTEK Industries, a developer of systems for wastewater management and solar-hybrid lighting and power for off-grid operations.

PSAC said in a statement that the petroleum services, supply and manufacturing sectors are looking forward to more certain times following the past two challenging years.

“We will need another strong leader that will be able to steer the association on the path we now find ourselves and the changing landscape in which we operate,” said PSAC chair Scott Van Vliet, CEO and founder of Environmental Refuelling Systems Inc.

“Mark has delivered tremendous value to our members, including spearheading a review of membership types which now extends to companies in the alternative energy space. He supported the development of an effective government relations program ensuring PSAC’s voice was at the table on major policy issues across all levels of government. He also helped to guide the organizations on major public outreach efforts and build out the association’s role in addressing a myriad of issues from health and safety to labour pool development.”

PSAC's executive search will be led by past chair Doug McNeill.