Don Allan, President & C.E.O. & Chairman
Mr. Allan leads the Blue Horizon Group of Companies. Mr. Allan has more than two decades of executive leadership experience and a thorough understanding of corporate issues including; debt and equity capital markets, strategy and planning, risk management and investor relations. Mr. Allan has an extensive background in business development, marketing and project development, as well as involvement in the construction of Syncrude, Suncor, Shell, Nova, Petro Canada and Imperial Oil’s refineries and upgraders. Mr. Allan has sat on numerous boards including the Government of Alberta’s Hydrocarbon Upgrading Task Force. His formal education includes Mechanical Engineering and various trade tickets. Mr. Allan has earned numerous manufacturing awards and was runner up for the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur Of The Year” award in 2007.
- Robin Ray, CFO / Director
Mr. Ray is a Certified General Accountant. Since 1995 Mr. Ray has been a partner in the general accounting firm, MacNevin & Ray. Mr. Ray served from April 2001 to August 30, 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer & as a Director of MLB Industries Inc. Mr. Ray brings extensive business experience to the board.
Carlos Vasquez, Senior Vice President, Operations
Mr. Vasquez has over 10 years of experience in the Mining & Energy industry, throughout his career he has worked for several companies in increasing capacities. Mr. Vasquez is Bilingual (Spanish/English), has vast international experience with prodigious organizational, communication and time management skills. Carlos also has extensive experience in business development, venture capital and possesses a strong work ethic and great leadership skills.
Darcy Grahn, Executive Vice President
Mr. Grahn’s experience in the banking industry as a Financial Services Manager in Commercial and Personal banking has provided him with a solid base of knowledge in finance. Darcy’s experience as a Financial Manager and General Manager in the automotive industry is proving to be invaluable as he helps manage and grow in particular Blue Horizon Contracting and Blue Horizon Bio-Diesel.
Bob Lloyd, Consulting Project Superintendant
Mr. Lloyd has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Lloyd founded and managed companies still working in the service industry today. Mr. Lloyd’s accomplishments in post secondary education have elevated him into senior management positions past and present. Several government committees have benefited from having Mr. Lloyd’s input.