OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Doran N. Oancia

Chief Executive Officer

Background

MEET DORAN

Doran is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chemex Global and brings nearly 30 years leadership experience to the team. He holds an MBA (with Distinction) from the Edinburgh Business School, and a Bachelor of Commerce (with Great Distinction) degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Prior to joining Chemex in 2019, Doran spent six years in leadership roles in the midstream energy sector. His roles included being a founding partner with West Edge, a private Colorado-based midstream company, and Vice President with NGL Energy Partners, a publicly traded midstream service provider.  From 2006 to 2013, Doran served as a founding executive team member with Strad Inc, a publicly traded North American upstream services company, where he served as President of Strad USA as well as Chief Operating Officer for the company. Prior to moving into the energy sector in 2006, Doran spent his early career in global manufacturing and finance in progressively senior leadership roles.

Matt Rodgers

Chief Commercial Officer

Background

MEET MATT

Matt is the Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel of Chemex Global and brings nearly 20 years leadership and technical expertise to the team.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.

Matt joined Chemex Global in 2016 and has been instrumental in the success and growth of the company. He has been the chief architect behind many notable projects and business structures internationally as well as within the United States market. Matt’s expertise combines a unique understanding of the technical, commercial, and legal process that leads to project successes. Prior to joining Chemex, Matt was a litigator for 13 years focused primarily on high profile patent infringement cases.

Richard (Cooper) Cleveland

Chief Operating Officer

Background

MEET COOPER

Cooper is the Chief Operating Officer of Chemex Global and brings over 25 years leadership experience in the areas of engineering and construction. He holds an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology as well as Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering. Cooper is currently pursuing his MBA and is a member of PMI, CMAA and AACE International.

Prior to joining Chemex in 2019, Cooper was Vice President of Corval Group and VP Operations for CapCon Industrial. He also held various senior roles with Kiewit/TIC for close to 20 years.  Through his career, Cooper’s repeatedly driven success and innovation within the engineering and construction industry and is adept in a diverse range of disciplines from project management, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) initiatives.

Muhammad Uzair Ali

Controller

Background

MEET MUHAMMAD

Muhammad is the Controller of Chemex Global and brings a wealth of finance and accounting experience and leadership skills to the team. He holds an accounting degree from York University and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants.

Prior to joining Chemex Global in 2019, Muhammad worked at Enerflex in several senior level roles, most recently he was the Assistant Controller for the USA Region. His career also includes a variety of demanding finance and accounting roles within Canada’s oil and gas sector. Muhammad is an experienced professional who has overseen numerous technical disciplines and has been integral in leading teams through growth and system implementations.

Kirk Johnson

Chief People Officer

Background

MEET KIRK

Kirk is the Chief People Officer of Chemex Global and brings over 25 years of experience in leading Human Resources.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business from the University of North Texas as well as a Master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa.

Prior to joining Chemex in 2017, Kirk held top level HR positions with several notable companies including RailWorks Corporation, The Brock Group, Pride International (now Ensco), Brinks, Cemex USA, Trimac Transportation and Shell.  Since joining Chemex, Kirk has been instrumental in building the team with exceptional success in areas of employee engagement and retainment as well as skilfully overseeing the Safety and Risk Management programs.