Board of Advisors

RES is a successful company due in large part to its board of incredibly talented advisors. This group of extraordinary business men and women has over a century of combined experience. The Board’s ability to provide perspective, clarity, and direction has enabled RES to meet consumer demand and dominate market space. Experience, expertise, and strategic suggestions offered by the Advisors are highly respected by RES’ senior leadership team. Resource Energy Solutions is proud to have a Board of Advisors that wholeheartedly believes in the company and is passionate to see its employees and products succeed.

Principal Advisors

Victor Lapointe, BA

Victor leverages his 20+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry, as well as his time spent as President of Pajak Engineering, to mentor RES’ senior leadership team. Since retiring in 2005, Victor’s sales, marketing, and customer relationship advice has proved invaluable to Resource Energy Solutions. Victor remains active in the business community by serving on the boards of several oil and gas companies. He has also been involved in many industry associations including CAPP, PSAC, and the Oilmen’s Association.

Robin Auld, MBA, PMP, P.Eng

Robin specializes in providing organizations with Executive Level Leadership to mission-critical initiatives and through periods of transformational change. Robin has 19 years of experience leading integrated teams to realize efficiencies, build winning strategic plans and deliver essential operational capabilities. As a leader, Robin works collaboratively with his teams and executives to successfully deliver solutions internationally, across a broad range of sectors including Finance & Banking, Resource & Energy, Manufacturing, Technology, Defence, Retail, Manufacturing, Construction and Real-Estate development. Robin is a licensed Professional Engineer and Certified Project Manager with an Engineering degree from the Royal Military College of Canada and an MBA from Queen’s University.

Greg Luoma, PhD (Chemistry), MSc (Chemistry), BSc Hon. (Biology and Chemistry)

Dr. Luoma was the Chief Technology Officer at Canada’s largest defense company, General Dynamics (GD). He provided technological assessments and expertise for GD's corporate office to identify promising technologies and acquisitions for GD and its divisions. His technology strategies resulted in a successful program that produced over 15% in annual revenue and earnings growth, and attracted nearly $10M in annual co-funding from provincial and federal government R&D agencies. He also formalized and documented processes for technical submissions for the Scientific Research and Engineering Development (SRED) tax credit program for GD Canada. This led to annual tax savings of over $10M and earned him a special status with Canada Revenue Agency.

Melesia Kasha, Managing Director of BIS CON

Melesia Kasha is Managing Director of BIS CON, a consulting firm dedicated to assisting companies in establishing operations in Colombia, with a specific focus on matching commercial interests with strategic opportunities. Since mid-2011, Ms. Kasha has led all the project developments within the petroleum, mining and energy industries for Penta Asesorias Financieras S.A.S. (formerly Nogal Asesorias Financieras S.A.S.), an independent investment banking firm providing corporate finance advisory and capital raising services to clients in Colombia and Latin America. The firm’s emphasis is on mergers and acquisitions and the securing of financial resources from either debt or capital. Nogal Asesorías Financieras has particular expertise in hydrocarbons, mid-stream, mining and electricity – exploration and development, transportation, infrastructure, and related services. Ms. Kasha was past President and General Manager of Parex Resources Colombia Sucursal Ltda. responsible for the setting up of the company´s operations in Colombia. Before joining Parex Resources, Ms. Kasha worked with several public and private companies in the Canadian oil & gas industry, providing consulting services for acquisitions and divestitures, corporate structure, ongoing management and administration of petroleum assets as well as ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. Ms. Kasha has a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Calgary – Canada and two MBA degrees, one with a specialization in Entrepreneurship, from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago de Chile, and the other from prestigious Institut supérieur des affaires (ISA) HEC School of Management in Paris – France. She is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

Ingy Randhawa, P. Eng. Alberta, Canada; Charted Engineer (U.K.); IEEE member

Ingy Randhawa is a seasoned information technology (IT) leader with extensive executive-level experience. During his 26 years at the City of Calgary, he managed many of the challenges facing information technology entities during a time of unprecedented growth and change. Leading a team of over 450 IT professionals as the Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO) of the City of Calgary, he championed effective IT governance, enterprise architecture, ITIL-based process implementations, business process reviews, and application lifecycle frameworks. His responsibilities also included all aspects of mobility, with extensive data and multimedia processing requirements. His expertise encompasses public sector transformation, spanning major trends such as citizen service, performance management, e-government, integrated service delivery, benchmarking, and social networks. He was a board member of Calgary Technologies Inc. and a member of the Mount Royal University Advisory Committee. A graduate of the University of Southampton with a degree in electrical engineering, Ingy began his career in the United Kingdom before being recruited by the City of Calgary in 1982. He is a Professional Engineer (Alberta), a Charted Engineer (U.K.), and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Ron Bichel, B.Comm., CPA

Ron spent many years managing his successful accounting firm. Ron has a great depth of knowledge regarding, Federal and Provincial taxation, SR&ED, share structure, accounting and financial acumen, and has provided services and advice to RES for over 8 years.

Deborah Nanton, CHRP

Deborah has 30+ years of HR experience and is a strong HR executive partner with the ability to build enduring relationships across all levels of an organization. She is nationally and Internationally experienced with expertise in all areas of HR as well as development and coaching, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, global outsourcing development, business leadership, professional services management, diversity, and strategic and tactical implementation of business solutions. Technologically adept with particular skills in the use of social networks as an HR tool and in aligning HR services to reinforce the business behaviors and competencies required by an organization. Deborah joined Unisys Canada Inc. in 1987 and was the Vice-President of Human Resources from 1994 – 2009. In 2009 Deborah commenced a successful private business, Nanton HR Consulting. At present she is responsible for HR at Longview Solutions Inc.