North American Energy Partners Inc. Announces New CFO

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North American Energy Partners Inc. (NAEPI), a leading provider of heavy construction and mining services based primarily in the Alberta oil sands, has announced the appointment of Doug Wilkes as the company’s new Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wilkes will be responsible for all matters of finance, accounting and reporting for NAEPI and brings over 20 years of finance experience to the Company.

“We are delighted to name Doug Wilkes as our new CFO,” said Rod Ruston, President and CEO. “As a veteran public company Chief Financial Officer, Doug brings extensive experience from the natural resource industry. His proven management skills will help North American capitalize on its significant growth opportunities at this crucial time in our Company’s 53-year history.”

Prior to joining NAEPI, Mr. Wilkes served as Chief Financial Officer for a leading large-cap forestry company and a leading manufacturer of specialty forest products. His early career experience includes financial leadership roles with a Fortune 200 company and five years of service with a major global accounting firm. Mr. Wilkes is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Former Vice President, Finance Chris Hayman is now serving in the role of Vice President, Supply Chain and will oversee the logistics and planning of equipment and the procurement of supplies.

“We’re also very pleased to have Chris Hayman in his new capacity as Vice President of Supply Chain,” acknowledged Rod Ruston. “His background with Finning Canada, one of our major equipment suppliers, together with his in-depth understanding of our contracting business, makes him ideally qualified for this new role.”

For over 50 years North American Energy Partners Inc. has been one of the largest providers of mining and site preparation, piling and pipeline installation services in western Canada. The Company provides services, with a major focus in the Canadian oil sands, primarily to large oil, natural gas and natural resource companies. NAEPI maintains one of the largest independently owned equipment fleets in the region.

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