Rising Stars - Oilweek reveals newest class of Rising Stars

    CALGARY, April 21 /CNW/ - Oilweek magazine, the flagship property of the
JuneWarren-Nickle's Energy Group, has hit the streets with its May issue,
showcasing the latest group of inductees in its popular Rising Stars class,
which profiles the Canadian energy industry's future leaders.
    The 12 inductees for 2009 -- all under the age of 45 -- include John
O'Rourke, founder and president of Sigit Automation; Michelle Stroo, who
launched and still leads the Aegis Group, a successful online safety training
provider; and Greg Farney, a drilling company manager who uses timber
discarded because of pine beetle infestations in Alberta and British Columbia
to build rollout wooden mats that oilfield operators are required to use
beneath heavy equipment to protect sensitive terrain.
    The nine remaining Rising Stars are:

    Richard Campbell, managing principal, Vista Projects Ltd.
    Logan Day, vice-president, transaction advisory services, Ernst & Young
    Jacques Drouin, president and chief executive officer, ProSep Inc.
    Cory Finley, founder and president, Demon Oilfield Services
    Ron Lewko, team leader, environmental research, Syncrude Canada
    Tina Pant-Ducharme, managing director, business development, Tek
     Compliance Solutions Inc.
    Cameron Plewes, managing director, corporate finance, Peters & Co.
    Darius Remesat, director of technology and business development, Koch-
     Glitsch Canada LP.
    Brian Taylor, president and chief operating officer, Detechtion

    "They're all successful in their respective corporate environments,
either as entrepreneurs or scientists or innovators," Oilweek editor Dale
Lunan says. "But it takes more than that to be a Rising Star -- they are also
giving back to their communities, whether by mentoring university students,
directing major fundraising efforts, or helping new Canadians develop the
skills they need to get and keep jobs here in Canada."
    "We're thrilled to induct our second class of Rising Stars," said Oilweek
publisher Agnes Zalewski. "These are the individuals that will shape the
future of the industry."
    The full story on each Rising Star can be found online at
www.oilweek.com/risingstars. Oilweek's 2009 Class of Rising Stars will be
formally recognized at a reception on June 25 at Calgary's Hotel Arts. Tickets
to this exclusive event may be obtained by contacting Jennifer McNevin at
(403) 265-3700, Ext. 118.

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For further information: Jennifer McNevin at (403) 265-3700, Ext. 118

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