Catherine Best FCA, ICD.D., Corporate Director

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Catherine Best is a corporate director, currently serving on the boards of Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Superior Plus Corporation and Aston Hill Financial Inc.

From 2000 to 2009 she was the Executive Vice President, Risk Management & Chief Financial Officer of the Calgary Health Region. Prior to 2000 she was a Corporate Audit Partner with Ernst & Young. She holds a Bachelor of Interior Design degree from the University of Manitoba.

Catherine is a Chartered Accountant and was awarded her FCA designation in 2003 and her ICD.D in 2009.

David Bronicheski, Corporate Director

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David Bronicheski is a corporate director serving on public, private and volunteer non-profit boards. He currently serves on the board of Altius Renewable Royalties Corp., a public company providing long-term royalty level investment capital in the renewable energy sector. Until his retirement in 2020, Mr. Bronicheski served and Chief Financial Officer of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., a public renewable energy and regulated utility company with assets across North America. He previously held various senior executive management positions in the cable television, telephone, internet and health care sectors.

Mr. Bronicheski holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics (cum laude), a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MDA (University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management). He is also a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Stephanie Cuskley, Corporate Director

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Stephanie Cuskley is a corporate director. From 2015 to 2021, Stephanie served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, a foundation which supports a wide range of organizations with a major focus on health and medical research. From 2019 to 2021, Stephanie also served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Aegion Corporation, a publicly-traded pipeline and infrastructure services company, and as a director of Aegion Corporation since 2005. From 2009 to 2015, Stephanie served as Chief Executive Officer of NPower, a charitable organization that launches underserved individuals into meaningful and sustainable technology careers. Stephanie was a Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase in New York, NY from 1995 to 2005 and provided investment banking services to mid-market industrial companies.

Stephanie holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics & Commerce) from the University of Toronto.

William (Bill) Derwin, Corporate Director

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Bill Derwin is a corporate director. Prior to being a corporate director, Mr. Derwin was the Chief Executive Officer of International Car Wash Group, the President of Terminix International and also held various executive-level positions with Otis Elevator, McKinsey & Company and The Boeing Company.

Mr. Derwin holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University.

Keith Graham , Corporate Director

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Keith Graham is a corporate director and has extensive business, investment and asset management expertise. He brings a valuable institutional investor’s perspective to the Board. Mr. Graham is the Founder and President of Rondeau Capital Inc., a private investment and advisory company where he actively managed investments from 2009 to 2017. He has over 25 years of experience as a Portfolio Manager and Senior Executive with firms such as AGF Funds Inc., Trimark Investments and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, one of the world’s largest single-profession pension plans and private equity investors.

Mr. Graham currently sits on the Board of Element Fleet Management. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and earned a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Stephen J. Jones, Corporate Director

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Stephen J. Jones is a corporate director currently serving on the board of Tronox Holdings plc, a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

From 2015 to 2020 Stephen was president, chief executive officer and a board member of Covanta Holding Corporation, a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. From 1992 to 2014, he held a variety of senior-level management positions with Air Products and Chemicals Inc., including in the company’s tonnage gases, equipment and energy businesses, as well as in the Industrial Chemicals Division, culminating with his role as Air Products’ China president based at the company’s office in Shanghai.

Prior to joining Air Products in 1992, Stephen practiced corporate law at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia, PA, primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions.

Stephen holds a BSc in economics from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, an MBA with a concentration in finance from Temple University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mary Jordan, Corporate Director

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Mary Jordan is a corporate director, serving as a director of Superior Plus Corporation., Coast Capital Savings Credit Union and TimberWest Forest Corp.

Prior thereto, Mary was Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Internal Communications at Laidlaw International Inc. and Provincial Executive Director for the BC Centre for Disease Control. She was also previously the Chair of the Board of the Vancouver International Airport. In addition, she has more than 20 years in the airline industry, holding senior executive positions with Air Canada, Canadian Airlines and American Airlines.

Mary, whom resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) from Rice University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas, and an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

William J. (Bill) Lingard, P. ENG., Corporate Director

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Bill Lingard is a director of BlackSquare Inc. and was the Chairman of the Board for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) until September 2014. Prior to that, he was the President and COO of URS Corporation in San Francisco from 2013 to 2014; the President, CEO and Board member of Flint Energy Services Ltd. from 2005 to 2012; and the COO of Nabors Drilling Canada from 2002 to 2005.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and completed business management courses at the University of Texas.

Glen D. Roane, Corporate Director

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Glen Roane is a businessman and corporate director who has served as a director of more than 15 companies since 1997 and who also served two terms as a Member of the Alberta Securities Commission. He is also currently a director of Crown Capital Partners Inc., and GBC American Growth Fund Inc. Prior to 1997, Glen was employed in the financial services industry with employers including the Toronto Dominion Bank, Lancaster Financial Inc and Burns Fry Limited.

Glen holds a BA and MBA from Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario and the ICD.D designation.

Rob Blackadar, President & Chief Executive Officer

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Rob Blackadar joined Badger as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Operations in July 2021. Before joining Badger, he most recently held the role as President of NESCO Specialty Rentals in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. NESCO was the largest utility rental company in the U.S. prior to merging with Custom Truck One Source. As President of NESCO, Rob was responsible for all operations, including sales and marketing, branch operations, fleet management and safety.

Prior to NESCO, Rob held roles of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing and operations at BlueLine Rentals, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, United Rentals and HERC Rentals. He brings a proven track record in driving strong commercial, operational and financial results in both public and private companies. In each of his previous roles, Rob has worked through the sales and operations teams to achieve success by establishing strong sales and marketing programs in national accounts, government sales, new and used equipment sales and segmented customer marketing.