Vice President Aboriginal and Community Relations
As Vice President Aboriginal and Community Relations, Pat is responsible for providing a consistent company-wide approach to establishing Aboriginal partnerships, joint ventures and working agreements, and the delivery of the community relations initiatives for the Company. Pat has extensive experience in the resource sector and was one of the principals of Swamp Mats Inc., which was acquired by Horizon North in 2006. Previously, Pat worked as a sales manager for International Mat of Canada and also gained experience during his 18 years working for NOVA Corporation in various positions of increasing responsibility. In 1998, during the TransCanada Pipelines merger, he worked as a senior adviser. Pat holds a certificate in Business & Supervision and in Human Resources Management from the Edmonton Continuing Education Centre. He is also a graduate of Instrumentation Technology – Process Measurement from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Pat has extensive professional experience in Aboriginal consultation and awareness, customer service training, performance sales, and strategic planning & development.