Keeping up with an evolving industry can be a challenge without the right partner

At Source, it’s about more than basic problem solving and delivering on our commitments. Finding efficiencies now to shape future successes is at the core of what we do.

Why Source

Leading Oilfield Logistics in the WCSB

With over a decade of experience in proppant logistics, Source is well-positioned in terms of networks, resources and connections. Our knowledge of our industry, our clients and of available resources enables us to directly source proppant faster and more efficiently across Western Canada.

Rising to Meet Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry

At Source, we understand that Canada’s oil and gas industry is in a constant state of change, and our customers need a reliable and experienced partner with the flexibility to meet their needs now and in the future. With a focus on superior customer service, we advance beyond expectations to ensure that we deliver the right solutions to our customers.

Resourceful in Finding New Solutions

Our team are more than just experienced – every member of the Source team are innovators in their field and are passionate about what they do. Their enthusiasm is infused throughout our culture, with each one being dedicated to pushing the boundaries of logistics to deliver the most efficient solutions for client wellsites.

Our dedicated and knowledge staff are available to solve our wellsite needs.

  • Brad Thomson
    Chief Executive Officer and Director

    Mr. Brad Thomson joined Source in June 2012 at the invitation of the founding owners to become a partner and to provide executive leadership for the substantial growth initiatives of Source. Mr. Thomson has extensive experience in fast growth organizations as the Founder, Officer and Director of a number of business success stories. Mr. Thomson was a Principal and the Chief Financial Officer of the Northridge Group of Companies (“Northridge”) which, among other things, built one of North America’s largest private petroleum and natural gas marketing and trading companies, with operations in seven provinces and twenty-five states. He was also a Founder and Officer of an oil and gas investment fund (now AGF Resource Capital) and Metronet Communications (now Allstream Canada). Mr. Thomson also served as a senior officer of TransCanada Corporation (“TransCanada”) where he was responsible for its growth program. While at TransCanada, he spear-headed the creation of TransCanada Power LP (which is now traded as Capital Power Corporation). In addition, Mr. Thomson has served as a Director of a number of oil and gas exploration companies as well as CCS Income Fund, CE Franklin Limited and Bruce Power Ltd. Mr. Thomson is a Chartered Professional Accountant — Chartered Accountant Designation and has received his ICD.D designation from the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.

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  • Derren Newell
    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Derren Newell is Chief Financial Officer of Source with responsibility for the execution of all aspects of Source’s Finance, Information Technology and Human Resources operations. He has over 20 years of finance experience in the distribution, oil and gas and energy industries. Prior to joining Source, Mr. Newell was the Chief Financial Officer of CE Franklin, a leading distributor of pipes, valves and fittings to the energy industry. Mr. Newell has also been the Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of a group of wind power companies. Prior to that, he was senior member of the Superior Plus Inc. finance team, where he held various positions covering all aspects of Finance and Risk Management. Mr. Newell has a Chartered Professional Accountant — Chartered Accountant Designation and has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta.

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  • Scott Melbourn
    Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Scott Melbourn is Chief Operating Officer of Source with responsibility for the execution of all aspects of Source’s operations. He has over 16 years of operations, financial and business development experience, primarily in the oilfield services industry. Prior to joining Source, Mr. Melbourn held a number of positions with CCS, including Director of Business Development & Strategy (for the Concord Well Services division), and Manager of Corporate Business Development. During Mr. Melbourn’s time at CCS, he completed numerous strategic acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Melbourn left CCS in October 2011 to join Source. Prior to working in oilfield services, Mr. Melbourn held financial and business development positions with Telus Communications and Verizon Information Services. Mr. Melbourn holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Calgary Society of Chartered Financial Analysts.

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  • Joe Jackson
    Senior Vice President of Commercial Development

    Mr. Joe Jackson is Senior Vice President of Commercial Development for Source with responsibility for execution of all sales and commercial development activities within Source. He has over 10 years of business development and sales experience in the midstream and oilfield services industries. Prior to joining Source, Mr. Jackson worked at CCS and was responsible for the mergers and acquisitions function of CCS’ growing business in the United States. At Keyera Facilities Income Fund, Mr. Jackson held various positions in business development and in risk management. Mr. Jackson holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Dallas Society of Chartered Financial Analysts.

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  • Stew Hanlon

    Mr. Hanlon was CEO (retired) of Gibson Energy (“Gibson”). In his 26-year tenure with Gibson he filled senior roles in finance, business development and operations, culminating in him serving as President and CEO from April 2009 until 2017. Mr. Hanlon is a Chartered Accountant, serves on the board of directors of Hammerhead Resources Inc., and Questor Technologies, and is on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan.

  • Jeff Belford

    Mr. Jeff Belford is a Senior Managing Director of TriWest Capital and joined the TriWest Capital Partners Group at the inception of TriWest Capital Fund II in 2003 from Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc. (“Swiss Water”), a former TriWest Capital fund portfolio company. Mr. Belford contributes both financial and operations experience to the TriWest Capital team. Mr. Belford gained significant financial and operating experience before joining the TriWest Capital Partners group. He was Chief Financial Officer of Swiss Water from 2000 to 2003; and participated in the remarkable success of the company during his tenure. Swiss Water was subsequently listed on the TSX as an Income Trust. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Belford was Director of Finance and Operations for Descente North America, an international sportswear company. Mr. Belford holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants


  • Carrie Lonardelli

    Mrs. Lonardelli is the Chief Financial Officer of Bonnetts Energy Corp. and brings a wealth of operations, governance and financial experience to Source’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Bonnetts, Mrs. Lonardelli was the owner and operator of an enterprise that provided CFO services to owner-managed businesses in Calgary. Mrs. Lonardelli is a Chartered Accountant and currently serves on the board of directors of Open to Grow, an organization providing microcredit loans to women in Guatemala.

  • Michael MacBean

    Michael MacBean is a Senior Managing Director of TriWest. Prior to joining TriWest in 2010, Mr. MacBean was founder and CEO of Diamond Energy Services LP, a Saskatchewan-based energy services firm. Mr. MacBean successfully operated Diamond from 1998 to 2010 and remains on the Board of the company. Prior to Diamond, Mick was with ARC Financial Corporation, a Calgary-based merchant banking and private equity firm. Mick holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Director.

  • Jim McMahon

    Mr. Jim McMahon is the former Owner, Executive Vice President, Director and Secretary of Source’s predecessor entity. Mr. McMahon previously provided day-to-day direction as a consultant to Source through his consulting corporation, McMahon Enterprises Ltd. Prior to joining Source, Mr. McMahon was Vice President Business Development for CCS Company (now Tervita) (“CCS”), a large Canadian-based multinational oilfield services company with its primary business in oilfield waste management. Mr. McMahon left CCS in May 2009 to purchase an interest in Source. Mr. McMahon has 25 years of oilfield experience primarily in the midstream sector. Prior to working in the oilfield sector, Mr. McMahon had a varied background in numerous business fields including time as a Marketing Representative with IBM and as a Second Lieutenant in the Canadian Forces. Mr. McMahon has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration both from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Marshall McRae

    Mr. Marshall McRae has been an independent financial and management consultant since August 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. McRae was Chief Financial Officer of CCS Inc., administrator of CCS Income Trust and its successor corporation, CCS since August 2002. Mr. McRae has over 30 years of experience in senior operating and financial management positions with a number of publicly traded and private companies, including CCS Inc., Versacold Corporation, Mark’s Work Wearhouse Limited and Black Diamond Group Limited. Mr. McRae is a director and the Chair of the audit committee of Athabasca Oil Corporation and Gibson Energy Inc. and a director of Black Diamond Group Limited. Mr. McRae obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with Distinction, from the University of Calgary in 1979, and a Chartered Professional Accountant — Chartered Accountant Designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 1981.

  • Ken Seitz

    Mr. Ken Seitz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canpotex Limited, one of the world’s largest potash exporters. Prior to joining Canpotex in 2015, Mr. Seitz held various senior positions at Cameco Corporation (“Cameco”) over a 17 year, including Chief Commercial Officer from 2011 to 2015. Prior to joining Cameco, Mr. Seitz spent 5 years in the oil and gas sector with both PanCanadian Energy and Encana Corporation, in finance and strategic planning roles. Mr. Seitz earned Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Engineering, and an MBA, all from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Seitz also holds a Certificate in Management from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and is a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.

Careers at Source

Source’s success is attributed to the passion and commitment of our employees across all levels of the company. We are a company of dedicated, hard-working professionals who proudly work within the oil and gas industry. Be part of a growing, dynamic and evolving company. Go to our hiring page to learn about available positions.

Source was founded with a commitment to people and environmental sustainability. We are proud to be part of Canada’s oil and gas industry – an industry which has the highest environmental and safety standards of any other oil and gas producing country. We are uncompromising stewards of the environment and maintain sustainable operations, and we strive to exceed environmental and safety expectations throughout every stage of our operations.

Land Reclamation

Land reclamation is a key activity Source completes during the mining process. Once a section of our mine has been completed the area is backfilled and seeded to return the land back to a thriving vegetative state.  In 2018, Source reclaimed 27.3 acres of land and is projected to reclaim 66 acres of land in 2019.

Water Recycling

We have engineered our processing facilities with environmental sustainability in mind by incorporating a closed-loop water system that recycles production water. Our closed-loop water systems enable our wash plants to operate without discharging processed water into dry runs, wetlands or creeks. This allows us to reuse the water in our production processes, significantly minimizing the need for groundwater withdrawals. This past year, Source recycled 87.7 million gallons of water back into production and continues to monitor and improve its water recycling processes.

Responsible Care Company

Source is proud to be recognized as a Responsible Care Company by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada. The Responsible Care Company designation reaffirms our commitment to the safe storage and transloading of chemical products.

Learn more about Responsible Care

At Source, we believe safe work environments are the result of a deliberate and intentional focus on a safety culture that drives successful behaviours across all levels of the organization.

Safety Excellence

Our Safety Vision Statement, “The relentless pursuit of safety excellence, driven by all levels of the organization” is the basis for three strategic pillars that drive the HSE culture: Leadership, Learning, and Engagement. The safety culture at Source ensures all employees keep our People First core value top of mind.

Creating Safe Working Habits

Source has developed programs to encourage safe working habits through peer-to-peer behavioral observations and proactive hazard identification. Our Body ImpACT program provides our employees with tools to protect themselves and their co-workers from harm, consisting of two components: Mind and Matter, and Hands and Feet.

The Hands and Feet course provides employees with proper techniques for stepping, handling and lifting.

The Minds and Matter program helps identify individual personal safety weaknesses, along with guidance on how to properly communicate safety concerns to others.

We believe in supporting and helping shape the communities where we live, work and play

By recognizing the importance of forming strong relationships with the people within the communities near our operations, we strive to uphold our founding People First corporate value across our organization. Whether it’s giving back through economic opportunities or supporting local causes and organizations, we continually look to listen, learn and engage – addressing concerns, ensuring safe operations, and becoming active participants.

Community Sponsorships and Donations

As active members of our communities, we support initiatives that align with our corporate values, that support the charitable efforts of our employees, and are located near our operations.

Should you be interested in partnering with Source, we ask you to complete the Donation Request Form and email it to to receive funding. Organizations that are successful in receiving sponsorship or funding may be asked to submit a report, offer employee volunteer opportunities, and supply Source with pictures or other media materials that demonstrate our impact.


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