Cougar Drilling Solutions

Our Team

Greg Mittelsteadt – Chief Executive Officer

Greg is a chartered accountant who articled at PriceWaterhouseCoopers after obtaining his Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta. He is a highly engaged executive with experience that spans a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, information technology, waste management, distribution and construction.  Greg has over 13 years in senior management roles for various public and mid-sized private companies and has served as a board member for non-profit enterprises.

David Case – Vice President, Finance & Administration

David’s varied career in senior financial roles include Information Technology, Supply Chain, Human Resources and other operational needs. Industries have included manufacturing, wholesale/retail, heavy equipment leasing and rentals. David began his education with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and has since achieved his CPA, CMA, SCMP and finally an MBA through Athabasca University.

Kent Wilkinson – Vice President, Operations

Kent began his career with the Canadian Military, completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada. Kent has been involved in industrial construction, maintenance, and manufacturing. This experience has been primarily based in the Oil and Gas industry, but also in petrochemical, power, waste management, and other industrial applications. Kent has spent the last ten years in senior leadership roles focusing on Operations.

Murat Bumin – Vice President, Europe & MENA

Murat joined Cougar Drilling Solutions in 2011, offering over 20 years of international experience from E&P companies, drilling services, well completion and production. This includes field and management levels throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. Murat holds a Petroleum Engineering degree from the Middle East Technical University.

Mohammad Asim – Vice President, SE Asia

Asim is a Petroleum Geologist with over 23 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry. He has a strong background in field operations, drilling, production & completion, project development and HSE. He has been involved in securing valuable business opportunities for leading companies and in successfully setting up new business units for a variety of markets. He has a Bachelor of Science degree and Master’s degree in Geology from the University of Peshawar.

Bryan Guzak – Director of Sales, Western Hemisphere

Bryan began his career with Cougar Drilling Solutions in 2004 as a part of the Information Systems team. After spending 5 years at the company, Bryan completed a transition to operations. Since this transition, Bryan has held the roles of District Manager, Director of USA, and most recently Director of Sales, Western Hemisphere. Bryan is a Computing Science graduate from the University of Alberta and is also a graduate of the Executive Education program from the Smith School of Business.

Dan Marson – Director, Engineering

Dan began his career in the Oil and Gas industry as an undergraduate Engineer in the United Kingdom. He graduated with a First-Class Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Leicester in England, and since then he has held progressively more senior roles within the industry. Dan has spent the last ten years in Engineering leadership roles in several locations worldwide and has been responsible for the design and commercialization of many successful downhole systems.