Management Philosophy & Values
- Raise Production's strategic plan, product development and service provision is driven by our clients' goals
- Raise Production’s existence must add value to our clients.
- Raise Production's management is responsible for ensuring our employees have a safe, challenging and rewarding place to work.
- Every Raise Production employee must add measurable value toward achieving Raise Production's corporate goals.
- When Raise Production reaches its corporate goals our employees will benefit from the success.
Eric Laing, President & CEO
Eric joined the company in 2002 bringing 28 years oilfield experience ranging from North Sea
drilling to international production and completions along with Canadian oil and gas activities. Eric earned an HNC in Science from Robert Gordon’s in Aberdeen prior to starting his career with Otis Engineering. With Otis, Mr. Laing worked in field positions in the North Sea, USA and South East Asia for seven years. After completing international assignments he retuned to Canada to form his own oilfield supply company. That company was amalgamated with Endiem Oil Tools and in turn merged with Site Oil Tools. During his time with Site Oil he held the position of Domestic Sales Manager and International Sales Manager. After leaving Site Oil Tools, Mr. Laing was a founding member of Secure Oil Tools. Eric held the position of Domestic and International Sales Manger until the sale of the Secure Oil Tools division to Schlumberger. Mr. Laing then spent 18 months at Schlumberger as Global Business Development Manager to transition the Secure product line into the Schlumberger organization. Mr. Laing joined Stellarton, now Raise Production (formerly the optimization division of VaporTech Energy Services Inc.) in 2002. Mr. Laing is now President and CEO of Raise Production Inc.
Geoff Steele, VP Engineering
Susan Scullion, Chief Financial Officer
Susan is the newest addition to the management team, having joined the company in January 2013. She brings with her over fifteen years of financial, regulatory and corporate experience with major investment banking and financial institutions. Prior to joining Raise Production, Susan spent nine years working with investment firms in Calgary, most recently with AltaCorp Capital Inc. as Chief Financial Officer and prior to that, Mackie Research Capital Corp. as Senior Vice President, Private Client Division and its predecessor, J.F. Mackie & Company Ltd. , as Chief Financial Officer. Susan also spent six years working with the Investment Dealers Association (now IIROC) and the Alberta Stock Exchange, overseeing the regulation of eighteen investment firms throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as the Manager of Financial Compliance. Susan is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) from the University of Calgary.
Geoff Steele has over 12 years of industry experience in a variety of roles. His experience began in the field with well operations, pumping services, fracturing and coiled tubing. To compliment the field experience Geoff did design of downhole tools inclusive of packers, liners, selective fracturing service tools and wireline retrievable bridge plugs. He has been with Stellarton (now Raise Production Inc.) for 6 years in roles which include design engineering, applications engineering and recently some exposure to business development. Geoff is a Professional Engineer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.