GlobalFlow’s leadership team comprises hands-on managers who embody the company’s values and guiding principles. The organizational structure enables managers and senior executives to maintain strong relationships with GlobalFlow’s employees and remain connected to what is going on in the field and on the shop floor. This reflects GlobalFlow’s nature as an entrepreneurial, responsive and customer-focused company that provides customized solutions.
The members of the leadership team have made their careers in energy industry, with decades of bottom-up, field-level experience in GlobalFlow’s service lines. Every one of us began our career at a young age with an entry-level position as a tradesman or junior draftsman in the energy industry.
VP Business Development
Mr. Marshall is the founder of GlobalFlow and its predecessor companies and has been Chief Executive Officer since their origins in 2002. He has over 25 years of bottom-up experience in the oil and natural gas services sector and has founded and operated a number of companies. As GlobalFlow’s CEO, his main areas of focus are continuous improvement and business growth, development of the organization’s key people and long-term corporate strategy.
Mr. Marshall has been central to the development of GlobalFlow, beginning with its founding in 2002, through its diversification and growth into its current integrated services offering under three business units. More on the company’s history can be read here.
Prior to 2002, Mr. Marshall spent four years as an Area and District Manager with Syndicated Technologies, opening a series of new branches for the company in Alberta and Montana. Before that, he founded Marshall Controls in 1992, which provided instrumentation services to the oil and natural gas industry in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Marshall Controls was acquired by Syndicated in 1998.
Mr. Marshall grew up in Leader, Saskatchewan, and began his career as a roustabout in the oil and gas industry in 1987. In 1992, shortly after receiving his Journeyman Instrumentation Technician designation from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (now SAIT Polytechnic), he became an independent contractor in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Mr. Marshall is a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and in 2013 was selected as a participant in QuantumShift, which included MBA-level courses at the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.
Mr. Kuntz was promoted to VP Operations in June of 2014. He had been GlobalFlow’s Controls Regional Manager since 2008, after joining the company the year before as a project manager, bringing with him nearly two decades of prior experience in instrumentation and measurement for the oil and natural gas sector. As a manager, his primary focus is on the people in the Controls business unit, building strong relationships with a dynamic group of unique individuals, understanding what is important to them, and helping them evolve along their career paths, with the overall purpose of maintaining excellence in service delivery to GlobalFlow’s customers.
Prior to joining GlobalFlow, Mr. Kuntz spent most of the previous dozen years with Pronghorn Controls and Pronghorn Instrumentation, among the industry’s first companies to combine electrical and instrumentation services to the oil and natural gas sector. Beginning as a shop hand calibrating gauges in 1995, he specialized in instrumentation and advanced through various roles to become manager of Pronghorn’s Claresholm Branch. In 2001 Mr. Kuntz became a journeyman instrument technician through the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (now SAIT Polytechnic). From 2003 to 2005 he worked as an independent contractor, doing instrumentation and measurement work for Exxon-Mobil, before returning to Pronghorn. Mr. Kuntz grew up on a farm near Arrowwood, Alberta, and his first exposure to the energy industry was a summer job working as a field operator for a junior oil and natural gas producer.
Mr. Lawther was promoted to the position of President of GlobalFlow in June of 2017. Mr. Lawther joined the company in December of 2016 as VP Integrated Solutions, working with the automation and process equipment groups.
Prior to joining GlobalFlow, Mr. Lawther was an owner of BMP Energy System LTD, that was sold to Critical Control Solutions in 2005. As the Vice President of Energy Services he brought Critical Control into the oil and gas service business. In 2008 Mr. Lawther became Chief Operating Officer of Critical Control. CCES acquired GAS Analytical as the initial step of expansion into the USA. In 2010 Mr. Lawther became President of GAS Analytical and expanded the business to be a national player in the energy service business in the USA.