Incoming President, John Van der Put, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)*


Candidate Overview

  • Energy industry executive with 35-plus years of experience, whose accomplishments span the Americas in upstream oil and gas, and pipeline development
  • Extensive knowledge of process engineering and project executive leadership
  • Experience on APEGA Council, 2007 to 2010 and 2012 to 2015, including service on Act, Regulations, and Bylaws Committee, Audit Committee, and Finance committee, plus further APEGA volunteer experience on Discipline Committee and Professional Development, and in mentoring and student outreach

Personal Statement

Drawn to the mountains of Alberta, John moved to Calgary in 1990, where he and his wife Kathryn raised their two daughters. He enjoys golfing and hiking in the mountains in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.

With 35 years of accomplishments in upstream oil and gas and pipeline development, John has been consistently recruited to be at the pointed end of the spear on high-risk, complex business challenges. Sometimes a constructive disrupter, he is known for both challenging and unifying teams that deliver above expectations.

The highlights of John’s over 25 years as an APEGA volunteer were his two terms on Council that allowed him to make a direct contribution to our association by addressing key issues affecting our professions such as facilitating professional mobility, developing a continuing professional development system, improving the registration of geoscientists, and implementing the accord with technologists.

John devotes a significant amount of his time and energy to organizations that focus on human development and technological advancement. Aside from APEGA, examples of his volunteer work include the University of Athabasca Governing Council, the University of Calgary Centre for Innovative Technology Industry Advisory Board, and being an official for Calgary Track & Field.

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