Meet our Leadership Team

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Chief Executive Officer

David J. Mansfield

David J. Mansfield has been the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2016 and a director of the Company since January 30, 2017. From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Mansfield served as CFO of Compressor Engineering Corp. & CECO Pipeline Services Co., which provides products and services to the gas transmission, midstream, gas processing, and petrochemical industries. In this position, he had overall responsibility for the group’s financial affairs, including the development and execution of turnaround plans and the successful negotiation of a corporate refinancing. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Mansfield served as CFO and as Acting CEO of Pipestream, Inc. a venture capital-owned technology development company providing a suite of products to the oil and gas pipeline industry. In this position, he was a member of the executive team with overall responsibility for directing the financial, accounting and administrative affairs of the company, including IT, HR, insurance, internal control, management, and financial reporting, treasury, tax compliance, investment evaluation, strategic planning, and forecasting.

He also had overall responsibility for commercial, marketing, and business development activities. As Acting CEO his responsibilities included establishing corporate strategies and directing the activities of the company toward the successful technical development and commercialization of its products and services and for the development of a sustainable and profitable business.

From 1992 to 2009, Mr. Mansfield was employed with Bredero Shaw, the world’s largest provider of protective coatings for the oil and gas pipeline industry, most recently as Vice President Strategic Planning. During his tenure with Bredero Shaw, Mr. Mansfield served in numerous roles including Vice President Controller and Commercial General Manager, Europe, Africa & Former Soviet Union. He played a key role in strategy development and merger and acquisition activities as the company grew from annual revenues of $100 million to over $900 million. Mr. Mansfield brings to the Board extensive general management, business development and merger and acquisition experience in businesses similar to the Company’s and, which in addition to being our CEO, qualifies him as one of our directors.

 

Vice President / Chief Financial Officer

D. Bryan Norwood

D. Bryan Norwood was appointed as a Vice President and a Chief Financial Officer in November 2018. From 2014 to 2018 Mr. Norwood served as CFO of API Perforating, LLC an oilfield service company providing stage perforation and wireline services. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Norwood served as CFO of Dupre’ Energy Services, LLC an oilfield service company offering multiple services lines. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Norwood was Vice President Finance for the Environmental Services Division of PSC, LLC a hazardous waste disposal company. From 1992 to 2010, Mr. Norwood has held several senior leadership positions including CFO of Smith Equipment Rental and Services, LLC., a regional oilfield service provider, Vice President and Treasurer of Key Energy Services, Inc., an oilfield multi-service provider, and Corporate Controller and Vice President Finance-Americas with Bredero Shaw, a global pipe coating provider.

Chief Operating Officer

Grant W. Dewbre

Grant Dewbre is the Chief Operating Officer as of July 2021. He has full operating, financial, and administrative responsibility for PERMA-PIPE’s business affairs globally.

Mr. Dewbre was formerly Senior Vice President, Middle East & North Africa for PERMA-PIPE since December 2017. He was responsible for facilities in Fujairah – UAE, Dammam – Saudi Arabia, Gujarat – India, and Beni Suef – Egypt, which was established in 2019 under Mr. Dewbre’s leadership of the division. Before joining PERMA-PIPE, Mr. Dewbre served as Managing Director for Seaway Heavy Lifting in Houston, Texas, a Dutch offshore construction company, part of the Subsea 7 group from July 2015 to November 2017. In addition, he was Senior Vice President for Ceona Offshore, a startup offshore construction specialist company based in London, the United Kingdom from December 2013 to June 2015. Prior to that, he was in Houston, Texas, and Leiden, The Netherlands, where he held several roles, including project management, sales,  and commercial  management

for Heerema Marine Contractors, a Dutch offshore construction company specialized in the installation of fixed and floating offshore platforms as well as pipeline installation services from March 2004 to November 2013. Mr. Dewbre has held various project and plant management and commercial positions in the USA, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Azerbaijan, and at other locations for Bredero Shaw, the world’s largest provider of protective coatings for the oil & gas pipeline industry from October 1992 to February 2004.

Grant Dewbre is the Chief Operating Officer as of July 2021. He has full operating, financial, and administrative responsibility for PERMA-PIPE’s business affairs globally.

Mr. Dewbre was formerly Senior Vice President, Middle East & North Africa for PERMA-PIPE since December 2017. He was responsible for facilities in Fujairah – UAE, Dammam – Saudi Arabia, Gujarat – India, and Beni Suef – Egypt, which was established in 2019 under Mr. Dewbre’s leadership of the division. Before joining PERMA-PIPE, Mr. Dewbre served as Managing Director for Seaway Heavy Lifting in Houston, Texas, a Dutch offshore construction company, part of the Subsea 7 group from July 2015 to November 2017. In addition, he was Senior Vice President for Ceona Offshore, a startup offshore construction specialist company based in London, the United Kingdom from December 2013 to June 2015. Prior to that, he was in Houston, Texas, and Leiden, The Netherlands, where he held several roles, including project management, sales,  and commercial management for Heerema Marine Contractors, a Dutch offshore construction company specialized in the installation of fixed and floating offshore platforms as well as pipeline installation services from March 2004 to November 2013. Mr. Dewbre has held various project and plant management and commercial positions in the USA, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Azerbaijan, and at other locations for Bredero Shaw, the world’s largest provider of protective coatings for the oil & gas pipeline industry from October 1992 to February 2004.

Vice President & General Manager PermAlert

Will Leong

Will Leong is the Vice President & General Manager for the PermAlert division of Perma-Pipe. PermAlert is a widely trusted brand in leak detection solutions since the 1980s for applications such as cleanroom manufacturing, data center, and oil & gas. For over 18 years, Mr. Leong has built a reputation as a hands-on business leader in leading transformative and innovative solutions to the market for technology startups to a multinational consumer product business. Previously, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at TZ Inc. and managed the successful launch of the smart locking technology across target markets such as data center, logistics, and consumer applications. Since joining Perma-Pipe in 2018, Mr. Leong has been applying his vision and leadership to scale the business through geographic expansion and renew focus on product innovation. Mr. Leong holds an Engineering degree from Northern Illinois University.

Senior Vice President, Middle East North Africa

Saleh Sagr

Saleh Sagr is the Senior Vice President, Middle East North Africa (MENA), as of July 2021. He has overall responsibility for MENA region expansion and be charged with the area’s continued business and financial growth.

Mr. Sagr was formerly Vice President, MENA since May 2019, where he was responsible for facilities in Fujairah – UAE, Dammam – Saudi Arabia, Gujarat – India, and Beni Suef – Egypt. Before joining PERMA-PIPE, Mr. Sagr served as General Manager for Global Anti Corrosion Techniques in Saudi Arabia, a Saudi pipeline coating company he co-founded in 2005. Mr. Sagr has gained extensive knowledge and experience in strategic planning, business development, startups, and turnarounds during the last 15 years, specifically in the Middle East. Previously, he was based in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, where he held several significant positions, including engineering, startups, and operations management for BrederoShaw, the world’s largest provider of protective coatings for the oil & gas pipeline industry from October 1995 to February 2005.  His projects took him to the United Kingdom, Russia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and other locations in this role.

Vice President of Human Resources

Jill Curry

Jill Curry is Vice President of Human Resources as of July 2022.  She is accountable for providing human resources leadership, strategies, policies and actions; and will play a vital role in the ongoing growth, development and transformation of the PPIH business globally.

Prior to joining PERMA-PIPE, Ms. Curry was Executive Director of Human Resources for Baker Hughes, a 20.0 billion energy technology company.  Prior to Baker, Ms. Curry was a founding member and head of HR of Wellbore Integrity Solutions (WIS), a global oilfield services company.  WIS was founded in 2018 and provides wellsite services, product development and manufacturing, and consulting and engineering services in over 26 countries.  From 2013-2018, Ms. Curry was a founding member and head of HR of Fieldwood Energy LLC.  Fieldwood was a private equity backed energy company focused on the exploration and development of oil and gas assets 

in the Gulf of Mexico. Fieldwood was the largest operator in the Shelf region with interest in over 500 leases covering over 2 million gross acres and 1,000 wells.  Before Fieldwood, Ms. Curry was the VP of HR for Oil States Energy Services and had over 13 years of progressive experience at Schlumberger, including being the HR Director for one of their Technology and Integration centers that spanned three continents.  Ms. Curry’s background spans the entire spectrum of human resources competencies, including mergers and acquisitions and business integration, high-growth businesses, facilities, communications, information technology, and general administrative services.

 

 

Jill M. Curry is Vice President of Human Resources as of July 2022.  She is accountable for providing human resources leadership, strategies, policies and actions; and will play a vital role in the ongoing growth, development and transformation of the PPIH business globally.

Prior to joining PERMA-PIPE, Ms. Curry was Executive Director of Human Resources for Baker Hughes, a 20.0 billion energy technology company, from January 2020 to June 2022.  Prior to Baker, Ms. Curry was a founding member and head of HR of Wellbore Integrity Solutions (WIS), a global oilfield services company.  WIS was founded in 2018 and provides wellsite services, product development and manufacturing, and consulting and engineering services in over 26 countries.  From 2013-2018, Ms. Curry was a founding member and head of HR of Fieldwood Energy LLC.  Fieldwood was a private equity backed energy company focused on the exploration and development of oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico.  Fieldwood was the largest operator in the Shelf region with interest in over 500 leases covering over 2 million gross acres and 1,000 wells.  Before Fieldwood, Ms. Curry was the VP of HR for Oil States Energy Services and had over 13 years of progressive experience at Schlumberger, including being the HR Director for one of the Technology and Integration centers that spanned three continents.  Ms. Curry’s background spans human resources competencies, including mergers and acquisitions and business integration, high-growth businesses, communications, facilities, information technology, and general administrative services.