Mark Salkeld assumed the role of President and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) on November 1, 2010. He brings to the position over 30 years of domestic and international industry experience. Mr. Salkeld entered the industry as an HD mechanic giving him the opportunity to work on an extensive variety of oilfield equipment onshore and offshore around the world. Over the years, Mr. Salkeld moved through a number of positions in maintenance, operations, human resources, training, quality control and procurement, taking on progressively senior roles that included a variety of overseas assignments in Europe, Siberia, and in Western and Eastern Australia. Mr. Salkeld’s extensive background in Canadian and global oilfield services and a strong desire for continuous learning affords him a depth of insight into the petroleum industry. This insight enables him to provide leadership to the PSAC membership and stakeholders within the Canadian oilpatch. Mr. Salkeld holds an MBA from Athabasca University.