What makes us different?
- Our Structure and Focus
Many specialty chemical vendors are divisions of larger, publicly-traded corporations. Platinum Chemical Solutions is privately held with a 100 % focus on production chemical solutions. We do not pump cement, drill, or fracture wells. We solve production chemical challenges – period.
- Our Culture
We maintain a culture of safety, excellence, and integrity in all that we do and we create a fun yet professional workplace that attracts and retains top talent.
- Our Experience
Our senior management team of (4) collectively brings 110 years of industry experience to a company with a total employee count of 15. This means our client’s needs are heard and responded to by our best people in a very timely manner. Projects that can take weeks or even months for large suppliers to complete can often be completed by P.C.S. in days or even hours. P.C.S. is well-positioned to add staff as needed while maintaining our culture, knowing that our people have been well trained.
- Our Commitment to Local Infrastructure and Community Involvement
P.C.S. supports the community in which we serve. We are proud to be a five year running, silver level supporter of the annual fundraising golf tournament that supports the Grande Prairie Hospital Foundation and Grande Prairie Regional College. We also support the local salvation army by donating to the food bank regularly.
Our laboratory and operational headquarters are in Grande Prairie, which allows us to work on samples when they are fresh instead of sending away for analysis. This produces superior recommendations in less time. In some cases, the samples collected are tested and recommendations for treatment are made to our client the same day. We maintain a working inventory of products in Grande Prairie such that we can respond to changing requirements in usage quickly.
MEET THE EXECUTIVE TEAM
President, B. Sc.
Glenn has 24 years experience in the upstream operations and production chemicals industry. Prior to launching Platinum Chemical Solutions Inc. in 2012, he held a management role with an international specialty chemical company that acquired his prior company, Parachem Solutions Inc. Glenn has also worked for numerous oil and gas producers in operations as well as provided independent production chemical consulting to both producers and chemical providers. Glenn’s combination of operations experience, technical expertise and integrity, has positioned Platinum Chemical Solutions as a company recognized for staying true to its mission, vision, and values. Glenn and his family relocated to Grande Prairie, AB in 2017 to focus on providing support for emerging unconventional reservoir plays such as the Montney and Duvernay.
Chief Technical Officer
Dale has enjoyed 37 years in the Oil and Gas Production Chemicals Sector, holding positions including: Account Management, Senior Management, Technical Service, Product Development, Procurement, and Blend Plant Operations. He was also part of the ownership team of a successful Production Chemical Company. Dale understands the increasing need to work hard for customers to provide safe, cost-effective, innovative solutions for production challenges, in a timely manner. Dale is an industry renowned expert in heavy oil treatment. More recently, he has been focused on developing improved products and application strategies for deep basin plays such as the Montney.
Vice President - Operations
Glen has spent 25 years working in the oil and gas sector in transportation, completions, and production chemicals. Glen has been working in the Grande Prairie / NE British Columbia regions after relocating his family to Grande Prairie from Leduc in 2001. Prior to joining Platinum Chemical Solutions, Mr. Gresty held senior management positions with one chemical company specializing in completion solutions and the other in production chemicals. His focus was on business development and facility operations. Mr. Gresty is responsible for Platinum’s business growth and diversification while providing leadership to sales, marketing, and operations. Glen’s experience with the Montney play and his obvious passion for customer satisfaction have produced many trusting relationships with clients by finding solutions to their challenges in drilling, completions, and production.
Ben joined the Platinum Chemical Solutions Management team in 2021 as Director of HSE/HR/Fleet and brings with him over 25 years of experience having spent time in construction, manufacturing, and the oil and gas industry. Ben has over 14 years of experience specific to production chemical companies and believes in safety and its culture within an organization and strives to be hands-on with the approach to safety no matter the need. A graduate of SAIT, Ben continued his education by taking courses at Mount Royal University, Texas A&M, and Olds College. Ben has served many years as a volunteer firefighter since 1997 and now sits as fire chief at Crossfield, AB.