Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) ,
John has more than 40 years of experience in the energy and petrochemical industry. He joined Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) from Canadian Natural Resources, where he worked for more than eight years as engineering manager, bitumen production at Horizon Oil Sands during design, construction, and operations. At Canadian Natural, John helped develop tailings management plans for the Horizon mining operation, and as part of an industry team participated in the formation of COSIA, helping to develop the organization’s structure and legal framework. Prior to joining Canadian Natural, John worked for 25 years with Dow Canada including work in six different production facilities, process engineering, and HR. He participated on the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) Board of Directors from 1998 to 2012. John also chaired the COAA’s Best Practices Committee for over 10 years and is a past president. John is currently COSIA’s Water Director. He has also served as COSIA’s Tailings Director and Acting CE. John holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in chemical engineering from McMaster University.