Mr. Tremblay is the Chairman and founder of Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd. and past director of both the Canadian Diamond Drilling Association and the Association for Mineral Exploration BC. Entering the mining industry after several years in construction, he climbed his way up from service work at drill sites, to exploration services, to working as both a Driller and a Foreman. Launching Hy-Tech in 1991, he has grown the company from a single drill operation to a fleet of 60 drills operating throughout Canada, USA, Europe, and South America.
Brian Butterworth, P.Geo.
Mr. Butterworth has served as the President of Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd. since 2014 and brings with him over 30 years' experience in mineral exploration and mine development Previously, he was Vice President of Mining Investment Banking for a national brokerage firm from 2006 to 2011, then Director of Global Exploration at a multinational mining company – where he was responsible for managing exploration programs in North and South America, Mexico and Australia. Brian was the past chair of several committees for organizations such as AME BC and the Vancouver Mining Exploration Group.
Doug Skeates, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Skeates serves as Chief Financial Officer, joining Hy-Tech in 2022. Mr. Skeates is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant and brings Public Accounting experience with him from Deloitte. Doug possesses over 10 years' experience operating in a CFO capacity. Doug’s direct industry exposure includes Industrial Construction, Oil & Gas, Heavy Civil Construction, Bioenergy and Mining. Doug has also worn the hats of entrepreneur and shareholder of privately owned companies for over 35 years.
Mr. Ross has over 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration and drilling industry and has worked in many roles including exploration field work, drilling, welding, fabricating and mechanics. Joining Hy-Tech Drilling in 2002, Mr. Ross gained in-depth knowledge working as the Shipper/Receiver, Shop Foreman, Human Resources Manager, Saskatoon Branch Manager, and VP Operations prior to his current position as the Vice President of Branches. Mr. Ross is currently President of the Canadian Diamond Drilling Association. Dwayne’s diverse career contributes to his broad understanding of the many moving parts within Hy-Tech and the Drilling Industry as a whole.
Mr. Krasnozon joined Hy-Tech in February of 2021 as the Underground Operations Manager for the expansion of the underground coring across Canada, and in 2022 was promoted to his current role of VP Operations. Mr. Krasnozon has been in the Diamond Drilling Industry for over 40 years, starting out as a Driller’s Helper after graduating from Sir Sandford Fleming College with a Diploma in the Resource Drilling Program. He worked his way up from the position of Driller’s Helper to being the Regional Director of a Global Drilling Company, gaining extensive underground and surface knowledge and leadership experience both in Canada and Internationally on specialty drilling projects.
Andrew Kaip, P.Geo.
VP Business Development
Mr. Kaip serves as VP Business Development, joining Hy-Tech in 2022. Andrew has extensive experience in the mining sector and brings a global perspective through more than 25 years of industry and capital markets experience. Working with BMO Capital Markets as the Co-Head of Mining Research, Andrew was instrumental in building a global franchise covering more than 150 companies. He brings a unique perspective having covered the spectrum of mining companies from the largest gold miners to some of the smallest grassroots explorers. As a geologist, Andrew spent over a decade in the exploration industry working in North and South/Central America.
Coby de Vries, CPHR
Mrs. de Vries joined Hy-Tech Drilling in 2012 as an HR Coordinator and advanced to the role of HR Manager prior to her current position of Vice President People. She oversees the HR, EHS and Training departments, ensuring that Hy-Tech's people are safe, well-supported and skilled. Mrs. de Vries holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a focus on Psychology, a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resource Management, and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation. She brings over 10 years of experience and is passionate about creating a positive and inclusive work culture that fosters employee engagement, development and retention.
Hy-Tech's management team is very responsive and I trust them to quickly take care of any issues that might arise.