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Executives that are seasoned, visionary veterans; they lead by example, and they bring their passion for the energy industry to work every day

Our senior leaders are expected to:

  • Create vision
  • Build alignment
  • Execute strategy
  • Inspire trust
  • Coach potential

Meet our senior leadership team:

Rene Amirault - President and Chief Executive Officer


Rene Amirault was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SECURE in March 2007 and was elected a director and appointed as Chairman of the Board in June 2007.

From 2006 to 2007, he was an independent businessman. From 2001 to 2006, he was the Vice President of Corporate Development of Tervita Corporation (formerly CCS Income Trust). Rene held various roles at Tervita Corporation from 1994 to 2006, including Vice President roles in Sales and Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Development. He was Vice President of Corporate Development of Tervita Corporation or its predecessor companies from 2001 to 2006, during which time his responsibilities included business development, acquisitions, strategic planning and investor relations. Rene has over 25 years experience in the energy industry. He held various positions with Imperial Oil Ltd. from 1981 to 1994, including marketing, project management, finance and accounting capacities. Rene received a Certified General Accountant designation in 1984.

Allen Gransch - Chief Operating Officer, Midstreamallen-gransch-coo-midstream

Allen Gransch joined SECURE in September 2007. From 2012 to 2017, Mr. Gransch held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In September 2017, Allen was appointed EVP, Corporate Development. In April 2019, Allen was appointed Chief Operating Officer Midstream. In this role, he oversees the Corporate Development, Midstream Operations, Commercial & Transportation and Corporate Services departments.

Prior to joining SECURE, Allen was a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. From 1999 to 2007, Allen held various positions from Associate to Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers located in Calgary, Alberta, Georgetown, Cayman Islands and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Allen is a Chartered Accountant and attended the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree and his Masters of Professional Accounting degree.

Chad Magus - Chief Financial Officer


Chad Magus was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2017. Chad joined SECURE in June 2014 and most recently served as SECURE’s Vice President of Corporate Finance.

Prior to joining SECURE, Chad spent over 10 years with an oil and gas exploration and production company in a variety of finance, accounting and financial reporting roles and prior thereto was a senior accountant with KPMG LLP. Chad is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Dave Engel - Executive Vice President, New Ventures


Dave Engel has worked in senior leadership roles in Operations, Sales, Health & Safety, & Business Development with SECURE since September 2007. Dave currently serves as EVP, Operations overseeing all midstream infrastructure related operations activity. 

From 2000 to 2007, Dave held various roles at Tervita (CCS), including roles in Environment & Regulatory, Project Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Business Development. Prior to Tervita, Dave worked for Newpark Environmental, Ensign Drilling, and Newalta. He has 20 years of experience in the energy industry. Dave has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary.

Corey Higham - Executive Vice President, Operations


Corey Higham has worked in senior leadership roles in Environment & Regulatory, Operations and Business Development with SECURE since July 2007. Since May 2019, Corey is currently serving as EVP of Corporate Development which includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate sales, construction, projects and planning, government/stakeholder relations and regulatory.

From 2004 to 2007, Corey held various roles at Tervita Corporation, including roles in environmental & regulatory and business development. Prior to Tervita, Corey worked for a private engineering consulting company from 1998 to 2004. He has 16 years of experience in the energy industry. Corey is a registered Professional Geoscientist and holds a Masters of Engineering from the University of Calgary.

Mike Mikuska - Executive Vice President, Commercial & Transportation


Mike Mikuska was appointed EVP, Commercial & Transportation with SECURE in September 2017. He brings extensive industry knowledge, experience and strategic leadership to his role at SECURE. Mike is responsible for the growth and development of SECURE's transportation and commercial business, increasing asset value and contributing to the safe and reliable Canadian transportation system of oil and gas production.

Prior to SECURE, Mike had various roles capacities at Plains Midstream Canada ULC and predecessors for 21 years, most recently he was the Vice President of Crude Supply & Transportation where he was responsible for crude oil supply gathering and distribution, pipeline logistics, pipeline development, trucking, rail, regulatory and tariffs, quality and optimization for Crude Oil and LPG. Mike has a Bachelor of Economics and has completed the Duke University and Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Programs.

David Mattinson - Executive Vice President, Environmental Solutions


David Mattinson joined SECURE in April 2013 as EVP, OnSite Services. David held the position of President at Frontline Integrated Services which was acquired by SECURE in 2013 and became the Projects service line.

David is a professional engineer and graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering. He has over 30 years of experience working on a multitude of projects including landfill construction, demolition, decommissioning and pipeline projects.

David's previous experience to President at Frontline Integrated Services includes President at Canfrac Sands. Prior to that, he was the President of HAZCO Environmental Services, a position he held for 20 years. David has worked throughout Western Canada, Central and South America.


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