Executive Leadership

Bill Whitelaw

Bill Whitelaw, chief executive officer of JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group (JWN), joined the company in 2002. He has expanded the company’s product portfolio, developed new frontiers within the industry and ensured JWN remains progressive and industry-focused through the products and services it for provides for insight and intelligence. Bill also holds positions of executive vice-president, business information group, at Glacier Inc. and managing director of Evaluate Energy, an affiliated energy analytics and research company based in London, UK. Bill is a director on many industry sector boards, including the Canadian Heavy Oil Association, the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources and the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame. He speaks frequently on the subjects of social licence, innovation and technology and energy supply chain. Bill has a journalism diploma from Loyalist College, a BA from Queen’s University and an MCS in communication studies from the University of Calgary.

Bemal Mehta

Bemal Mehta, senior vice-president, energy intelligence, of JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group, leads the group’s efforts in the areas of analytics, business intelligence, product development, and operational and strategic insight. He has over 20 years of experience across multiple industries, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, consulting and telecommunications. He brings a breadth of experience in the areas of business strategy, analytics, operational excellence, supply chain management, marketing and sales effectiveness. Bemal is a professional engineer with a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Queen’s University. He is also a director with the Canadian Obesity Network. Bemal is married with two children and enjoys core training, cycling and yoga.

Ian MacGillivray

Ian MacGillivray, vice-president, marketing and business development, is responsible for the JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group (JWN) brand and product marketing activities that drive customer growth, new business and new revenue to the company. Ian also oversees JWN’s growing portfolio of events and conferences. Before joining JWN in 2011, he founded and ran one of western Canada’s leading professional conference production companies before it was acquired by Glacier Media, JWN’s parent company. Outside work, Ian is a community builder, contributing time and talent to various initiatives, events and charitable causes. Currently, Ian is a governing board member of the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation and part of the leadership cabinet driving an exciting new initiative to build a pan-Canadian research network and commercial accelerator that will establish Canada as a global leader in human microbiome innovation. Ian is married with two daughters and enjoys downhill skiing, golf, travel, summer weekends at the lake, and spending time with friends and family. He is also the 2015 champion of the annual JWN Edmonton Lip Sync Battle.

Gord Lindenberg

Gord Lindenberg, vice-president, digital strategies, heads up information services within JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group and is responsible for digital strategies transforming the business. Before joining the company in 2004, he gained 13 years of marketing and sales experience with information companies such as Amdahl, Oracle and Ariba and a broad scope of hands-on experience ranging from applications development to network management. Gord has a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Manitoba and an MBA from Athabasca University. He is married with three grown children and is very active in the community, enjoying golf, hiking, boarding and curling.

Donovan Volk

Donovan Volk, vice-president, sales operations, joined JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group in January of 2015. His depth of experience and skills allow him to drive the integrated selling systems that continue to add value for clients. He has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, solution development and service delivery through his roles at VistaVu Solutions, CGI and Telus. Donovan has a B.Comm in finance and marketing from the University of Saskatchewan. As an avid Flames fan, Donovan enjoys watching hockey and golfing (when the Flames don’t make the playoffs) with his wife and daughter.

Stephen Marsters

Stephen Marsters, director of the Daily Oil Bulletin & Data, joined JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group in 1997 as a reporter for the Daily Oil Bulletin. He took over as editor for New Technology Magazine the following year, eventually becoming publisher of New Technology Magazine and editorial director for the JWN set of products. Stephen has a B.Sc. in geology and biology from Dalhousie University, an M.Sc. in earth sciences from the University of Waterloo and an MA in journalism from the University of Western Ontario.

Chaz Osburn

Chaz Osburn, director of content for JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group, leads a team of talented writers and editors who produce content for JWN’s core magazines and websites (Oilweek, Oilsands Review, The Basin, New Technology Magazine and Alberta Construction Magazine), specialty and custom publications, maps and charts, and JWN’s various conferences and events. He joined the company in 2007, previously serving as managing editor and associate publisher. Chaz is the former national editor of Automotive News, a trade publication based in Detroit for the North American automotive industry, and has extensive daily newspaper experience. He is a member of the board of directors of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association and enjoys a variety of sports, including running, skiing and golfing.

Audrey Sprinkle

Audrey Sprinkle, director of production at JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group, manages the data services, creative services, editorial assistance and circulation departments. Working across the company, her focus is on achieving workflow efficiencies between departments and ensuring the quality of the company’s print and digital products. Audrey has held a number of production roles in her 15 years with the company and says this hands-on experience, combined with a management certificate from the University of Alberta and project management certificate from NAIT, gives her an edge in her current role. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, renovating and taking in the outdoors.