Jay W. Thornton

Partner at Novo Investment Group Ltd.

Jay W. Thornton

Jay W. Thornton

Partner at Novo Investment Group Ltd.

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Suncor Energy (U.S.A.), Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at North American Construction Group Ltd.

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Partner & Head-Tax Department at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Obsidian Energy Ltd.

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Tervita Corp.

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Former Vice President, Chief Process & Information Officer at Suncor Energy, Inc.

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Former Chief Financial Officer at Compañía Minera Antamina SA

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Former Managing Partner-Calgary Region at Arthur Andersen LLP /Canada

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Former Director of the General Partner at Energy Transfer Operating LP

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Former Chief Financial Officer at Interfor Corp.

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Former Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President at Gulf Canada Resources Ltd.

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Jay W. Thornton
Partner at Novo Investment Group Ltd.
BS in Economics

McMaster University is a public research university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 121 hectares (300 acres) of land near the residential neighbourhoods of Ainslie Wood and Westdale, adjacent to Hamilton's Royal Botanical Gardens. McMaster was controlled by the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec until it became a privately chartered, publicly funded non-denominational institution in 1957. The university is co-educational, and has over 25,000 undergraduate and over 4,000 post-graduate students

Career History
Tenure Unconfirmed

Suncor Energy (U.S.A.), Inc. explores, extracts, and markets crude oil and natural gas. It focuses on refine crude oil for manufacturing petroleum products. The company is headquartered in Denver, CO.

Executive Vice President, Energy Supply, Trading & Development
2000 - 2012

Suncor In 1967, we pioneered commercial development of Canada's oil sands — one of the largest petroleum resource basins in the world. Since then, Suncor has grown to become a globally competitive integrated energy company with a balanced portfolio of high-quality assets, a strong balance sheet and significant growth prospects. Across our operations, we intend to achieve production of one million barrels of oil equivalent per day. Near Fort McMurray, Alta., in the Athabasca region, Suncor extracts and upgrades oil sands into high-quality, refinery-ready crude oil products and diesel fuel. Across Canada and in Colorado, Suncor markets the company's refined products to industrial, commercial and retail customers. In Canada, our network of 1,500 Petro-Canada stations is one of the most customer-recognized, top-volume retailers in the country. We have refineries in Edmonton, Alta.; Sarnia, Ont.; Montreal, Que.; and Commerce City, Colo. Our Lubricants business is the largest producer of quality lubricant base stocks in Canada, with customers worldwide. In Western Canada, across the East Coast of Canada and internationally, Suncor explores for, develops and produces conventional oil and natural gas — from both onshore and offshore developments. Suncor is also investing in clean, renewable energy sources. Suncor has six wind power projects in operation with a total capacity of 255 megawatts. These wind power projects are expected to result in the avoidance of approximately 500,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. Suncor's St. Clair, Ont. ethanol facility, Canada’s largest biofuels plant, has a current production capacity of 400 million litres per year. The ethanol is blended into our Petro-Canada™ gasoline and contributes to avoidance of up to 600,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
2013 - Current

Penn West is one of the largest conventional oil and natural gas producers in Canada. Penn West operates a significant portfolio of opportunities with a dominant position in light oil in Canada. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Penn West operates throughout western Canada on a land base encompassing nearly six million acres. Penn West is an actively managed company with a large and diversified asset portfolio, experienced and specialized technical teams, and an extensive inventory of internal opportunities. Penn West is well positioned to create long-term value for shareholders through a high-quality, long-life asset base, strong balance sheet and experienced management team.

Independent Director
2012 - Current

North American Construction Group Inc. (NACG) is the premier provider of mining, heavy construction, industrial, and piling services in Canada. By offering such a wide range of services, NACG can provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to meet our customer's requirements from consultation to completion; a distinct advantage that few contractors can rival. Our focus on people and relationships, and our uncompromising commitment to health and safety allows us to acquire some of the best talent in the industry. Our knowledgeable and talented personnel set us apart from the competition with an unrivaled attention to detail and level of care. Our experienced team of professionals is able to tackle any job while adhering to the highest standards of safety and quality. We work closely with our clients to deliver an outcome that is executed successfully and to the highest possible standard of safety and project management. NACG maintains one of the largest independently owned equipment fleets in the region, and features some of the largest equipment currently available. This large and diverse fleet gives us the ability to respond quickly to changing client requirements, and to provide the most efficient blend of equipment to any project to ensure efficient, timely and cost effective operations. NACG currently has numerous office locations stretching across Canada, allowing us to serve the needs of our clients in diverse geographic regions. NACG has the solutions to help you meet your goals. We're more than just big equipment. The difference is in our unique talent and knowledge, combined with an unmatched history of over 50 years of experience. Trust, expertise and sustainability, our company has been built on these standards. We will continue to embrace these standards as we further our commitment to our partners.Show us your vision and we will make it happen. Whatever you have in mind, we can build it. Visit www.nacg.ca for more information

2012 - Current

North American Construction Group, Inc. provides heavy construction services. Its services include pipelines, highways, earthworks, underground utilities, design build, mining and piling. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.

Member, Board of Governors

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers operates as the voice of Canada''s upstream oil and natural gas industry. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Member, Board of Directors
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