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Management Team

Gord Fritz

President and CEO

Co-Founder of Accede Energy Services, Gord plays many roles within the company, including leading acquisitions, overseeing company operations and sitting on the Board of Directors. Gord focuses his efforts on developing an employee-owned business culture. He believes empowering employees with shares in the company opens up opportunities, increases loyalty and dedication, and improves the overall growth of Accede.

Gord has over 30 years in the oil and gas industry, and has been involved in everything from new start-ups to large-scale growth strategies. His owner-operator experience has helped shape his philosophy towards improving business and providing opportunities through employee ownership.

Gord enjoys spending time off from his busy schedule sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River, or simply escaping to the outdoors.

Kris Fleckenstein

Vice President and CFO

Kris oversees the financial side of Accede's operations, including structuring the financial component of acquisitions, finance projections, management of cash flow, capital budgets and more. Kris has a Bachelor’s degree in Management (BMgt), a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), and is a Project Management Professional (PMP).  

Kris has previously held executive and ownership positions within the energy services industry. His background and education in accounting, marketing and strategy contribute to Kris' role with the Accede.

Kris is an avid traveler, and when he isn't busy at Accede, he likes to visit family in California, or enjoy a weekend boating.

Les Morris

Business Development & Marketing

Les is in charge of strategic development of the sales and marketing division of Accede Energy Services. He has an extensive background in the energy services sector, including manufacturing and marketing. Accede gains from Les’ 23 years of experience in the oilfield, as well as his clear marketing vision, focus and management skills.

When Les isn’t undertaking a new challenge at the office, he has been known to volunteer his services with the Blackfalds and District Victim Support Society. He also enjoys spending his free time skiing, golfing and relaxing with his family.

June Allport

Health & Safety Manager

June manages the safety programs for all divisions, ensuring the health of Accede employees. She maintains and updates manuals, reviews Accede's COR, PICS, Complyworks, ISNetworld and also conducts accident and injury investigations. With an extensive list of certifications, June's background in the industry makes her an invaluable asset to Accede.

Andy Schroeder

Operations Rental Manager / Grande Prairie

Andy plays an important role in the future development of Accede Energy Services in Grande Prairie. He brings strong operational skills to the Accede GP team with focus on providing an exceptional client experience. His extensive background includes experience in the rental industry with various oilfield service companies as well as all types of operations in lease / pipeline / facility construction, completions recompletions and implementation of safety programs.

Wade Ness

Operations Rental Manager / Edson

Wade coordinates rental operations and brings many years' of experience in the oil and gas industry to Accede. We consider Wade as an integral part to our future growth in the Edson area.  In his free time Wade supports the Edson Oilmen's Association and enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family.

Chad Farr

Operations Rental Manager / Estevan

Chad is one of the Co-Founders of Captive Oilfield Rentals. He coordinates rental operations and brings many years of oilfield experience to the Accede team. Chad helps out in the community by volunteering as a director for Estevan minor hockey.

Mike Meyer

Operations Manager | Fire & Safety Division

Mike oversees the day-to-day operations of Accede's Fire and Safety Division, including dispatching equipment, coordinating jobs, staffing and more. With many years in the oilfield and extensive experience with fire and safety companies, Mike is a valuable member of to the Accede team. Mike spends his free time volunteering and helping out at the Central Alberta Raceways in Rimbey.

Frank Rathmann

Operations Manager | Generator Rentals

Co-founder of Latmann Equipment Ltd, Frank manages the day-to-day operations of Accede’s Generator Rental division in Calmar, Alberta. Frank oversees servicing of existing equipment and continued quality control, with a focus on fabrication. Over 25 years of experience in the oilfield, coupled with journeyman tickets in both electrical and heavy equipment technician trades make Frank a valuable part of the Accede group.

George Latka

Co-Manager, Generator Rentals | Sales

George manages the Generator Rentals division in Calmar alongside Frank, and is an intrinsic component of business development and sales for the company. A master electrician with many years of experience in the oilfield, George brings a vast array of knowledge to Accede, with a focus in electrical design and engineering.

Gerard Hermary

General Manager Rentals

As well as providing sales services to the company, Gerard oversees day-to-day operations of Accede's rental divisions. Gerard comes to Accede from the asset purchase of Phoenix Oilfield Rentals and brings a wealth of knowledge & experience to Accede. His skills also include designing and bringing new ideas and equipment to market.