Kevin Krausert is the President of Beaver Drilling Ltd., Canada’s largest and oldest privately owned drilling company. Having worked for Beaver Drilling for 15 years, his notable accomplishments include the construction, marketing and operation of some of Canada’s first fully computerized drilling rigs, entry into the Canadian Arctic drilling market and the successful roll-out and negotiation of the Rig Technician Trade between the drilling industry and Alberta Apprenticeship creating the world’s first formal trade for drilling rig workers. Kevin started his career at the bottom of the energy industry as a floorhand on Beaver Rig 11. Over 4 years in the field, he advanced through the ranks to become a motorhand and then a derrickhand. By working side-by-side Beaver’s brightest field personnel, Kevin learned first hand the rigors and values of rig life before being promoted into the Edmonton and Calgary offices. Mr. Krausert recently completed his Global Energy Executive MBA as Valedictorian at the Haskayne School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University in Neurobiology. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of both the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) and Beaver Drilling Ltd.