Corporate Profile

Ascent Consulting Ltd. is built from a core of professionals each with 30+ years of experience in their respective fields. Our dedication to building and sustaining strong client relationships remains the key to our success. We are committed to providing the highest level of service by developing customized and unique solutions for our clients, completed on time and on budget.

W. A. (Bill) Alston, P.L. (Eng.) - PresidentBill is the President of Ascent Consulting. With over 30 years’ experience and through his detailed understanding of the oil & gas industry, Bill is able to ensure corporate resources are optimized for schedule, cost and quality on client projects. His door is always open as is his communication style. Bill is responsible for overall corporate planning, direction and leadership.Direct: 403.272.0379
Cell: 403.651.0992
Main: 403.295.1900
Email: balston@ascnltd.com
Ron McCracken, P.Eng, PMP, PEM - Engineering ManagerRon is a practical, hands-on brand of engineer. Ron spent the first years of his engineering career working at Texaco’s plant in the Fort McMurray Oil Sands and later at a small producer’s field facilities working in conventional oil & gas.  Subsequent to that, he spent several years working as an independent consultant in conventional oil & gas. Ron takes pride in building strong teams. His uncanny ability to think outside the box brings a progressive approach to the design activities at Ascent.Accomplishing almost anything requires a team. Ron enjoys getting each team member interested to actively put in the effort required to build a successful outcome.Cell: 403.708.7662
Main: 403.295.1900
Email: rmccracken@ascnltd.com
 Bob Pavan, P.Eng, - Senior Project ManagerBob has extensive project management experience and has held technical and managerial positions in the oil & gas industry over the past 30 years, both domestically and internationally. He has been responsible for overseeing a wide range of projects pertaining to well site facilities, oil & gas pipeline systems , compressor stations, sweet & sour gas plants, oil treating facilities, and oilfield waste management facilities. Bob’s depth of knowledge and broad range of experience are pivotal components of his ability to effectively manage project teams and keep them on track.Main: 403.295.1900
Email: bpavan@ascnltd.com
Morgan Veres, P.Eng - Senior Project ManagerMorgan is a results driven Project Manager with a wealth of operations, engineering design and regulatory experience on a wide variety of oil & gas facilities including single & multi-well installations, water injection facilities, sour compression/dehydration stations and pipeline tie-ins. Working from a strong foundation of field experience, he brings a practical and effective approach to his design and project management roles at Ascent.Main: 403.295.1900
Email: mveres@ascnltd.com
Richard Vandezande, P.Eng  - Project ManagerRichard is a results-oriented Project Manager with 9 years’ experience on oil & gas projects. Starting with a strong foundation built on his experience in the field, he brings a well-rounded skill set that is directly applicable to all stages of a project. Richard takes pride in taking accountability for achieving target objectives and success on his projects. Complimented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, written & presentation), Richard knows how to provide a balance between maintaining positive relationships and getting the work done.Main: 403.295.1900
Email: rvandezande@ascnltd.com
Rick Johnstone, B.Comm - Operations ManagerRick has over 20 years of experience in managing people and processes across a wide variety of businesses ranging in size from his own, owner-operated retail franchise, to large global organizations.  The majority of his career has been spent in the Procurement & Supply Chain areas where he has focused on applying strategic purchasing processes to continuously add value to the company’s bottom line.  His past experience across multiple industries including retail, transportation, and Oil & Gas has enabled him to broaden his knowledge and experience in the areas of leadership, analysis, negotiation, and teamwork.Main: 403.295.1900
Email: rjohnstone@ascnltd.com
John Wiseman, P.Eng - Senior Electrical EngineerJohn brings over 28 years’ experience in electrical, controls and instrumentation engineering. John has worked on the design, procurement, construction management, electrical commissioning and start up supervision of numerous sweet and sour gas processing facilities. John oversees electrical engineering personnel, technical standards, policies and procedures governing electrical engineering services at Ascent.Main: 403.295.1900
Email: wiseway1@telus.net
Alieu Jawara, M.Sc., P.Eng.  - Civil/Structural Engineering Department HeadAlieu has extensive experience in the construction and petrochemical industries. He has experience in the design of structures for both onshore and offshore projects. Alieu uses his many years in the field to provide fit for purpose solutions on Ascent’s client projects.Main: 403.295.1900
Email: ajawara@ascnltd.com
Lloyd Silcox, P.L.(Eng.)  - Pipelines Engineering Department HeadLloyd has very strong background in oil & gas projects, particularly on pipelines projects; including CO2, water injection, steam distribution and miscible flood. Lloyd also has extensive experience in engineering design for facilities associated with pipelines such as compressors, pumps and pump stations.Main: 403.295.1900
Email: lsilcox@ascnltd.com

 

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