Management Team

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QSW has continued to grow and maintain a consistent and high level of service while adding key operational employees over the last ten plus years.  This has been accomplished through the teamwork of the three owners and several key employees.  Steven Brewster and Dean Mearns are jointly responsible in varying degrees for day to day management, operations, sales and corporate direction. Steven Morrical assists Steven and Dean with sales and marketing, financial planning, growth strategies and corporate systems.

Upon the startup of QSW, we recognized the importance of an experienced and diversified management team. Throughout the years we have assembled a small management team with over 140 years combined experience in the wireline and petroleum industry.  Below are some of the individuals that are part of that team: 
Steven Brewster, President; has over 24 years management, operational, technical and sales experience within the wireline industry. Prior to QSW’s startup in 2002, Steven worked his way up through the ranks of two major wireline service providers to the position of Station Manager of the Red Deer area office, the largest and busiest station within his previous employer's company.
Dean Mearns, Vice President Operations; has over 23 years management and sales experience, from positions both inside and outside the wireline industry.  Prior to QSW’s startup, Dean worked his way up through the ranks of his previous wireline employer to the position of Assistant Station Manager of the Red Deer area office. 
Steven Morrical, Vice President;  has a Petroleum Engineering degree with over 35 years oilfield service company experience at management, operational, technical and sales positions. Prior to QSW’s startup, Steven was also one of two majority owners in Heartland Kingfisher Inc.; growing a two-truck wireline company to the largest privately held Logging and Perforating Company in Canada.
Mike Piesse, Operations Manager & Red Deer Station Manager; has over 24 years oilfield and slickline experience. Mike manages both day to day operations for Central Alberta and for the company as a whole.  Mike has been with QSW since the very beginning and has played a key role within the QSW team throughout the years. Mike’s many years of experience enable him to expertly coordinate operations with our customers and our other stations. 
Derek Ringguth, Red Deer Assistant Manager; has over 20 years oilfield and slickline experience and assists Mike with day to day field and shop operations for Central Alberta as well as shop and field safety.  Derek was one of the first QSW employees and has been a key part of QSW’s success over the years. 
Dan LeBlanc, Brooks Station Manager;  has over 10 years wireline experience with QSW,  starting as a helper and operator in our Brooks station, then transferring and developing into a senior operator at our Drayton Valley location where Dan acquired a comprehensive and varied experience and skill set.  While very familiar with the Brooks operating environment,  Dan's knowledge and experience gained while working in more complex downhole environments has great benefits when working with our Southern Alberta customers' complex, and/or troublesome wells or fishing operations.
Justin Huntley, Drayton Valley Station Manager; has over 20 years oilfield and slickline experience within the West Central and deep foothills operating areas. Justin manages QSW’s operations for Northwest - Central Alberta as well as supervising critical well operations when required. Justin is a long time Drayton Valley resident and has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he can bring to bear on the unique operations and challenges within this area.

In Memorial, Kim Likuski: 
With sadness we will remember Kim Likuski, who passed away suddenly on October 29, 2011, at the age of 58.  Kim was instrumental not only in establishing the Drayton Valley station for QSW but also working to create a “home” for some of the younger employees who worked with Kim there. Kim touched the hearts of his family, friends, coworkers and community with his generosity and friendly ways. We will miss him.