Dale Albert, P.Log
Effective April 1, 2014, Dale holds the title of Chairman, supporting the President/Chief Executive Officer and the entire company by continuing to provide leadership and industry knowledge as Hallmark continues to grow. Dale held the title of Hallmark's President and CEO since the beginning of 2007 until the end of 2011 where he held the title of Chief Executive Officer. Dale's experience in supply chain management has led to many of Hallmark's current strategic business ventures, including the Technical Services division and Integrated Tubular Solutions Centre in Nisku, Alberta. Dale was also accountable for the integration of our three divisions, which was beneficial to all stakeholders. Previously, Dale was Hallmark's Executive Vice President. He was part of the team that helped grow Hallmark from its modest early stage to the nine-digit revenues that it first achieved in 1998. Hallmark's reputation for supplying tubulars from world-class seamless and ERW mills allowed Dale and his team to develop long-term, strategic customer relationships and a global supply network second to none in the industry. Prior to joining Hallmark in 1991, Dale owned and operated an oilfield transportation company, and was the president of a start-up oilfield services firm in St. John's, Newfoundland. Dale began his career in the oil and natural gas industry in 1978. He worked in various areas, including NDT inspection, field warehousing and oilfield transportation.
Dale holds a P.Log. designation from the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute.
Henry Ewert, CA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Effective April 1, 2014, Henry, while continuing his role as President, now holds the title of Hallmark’s President & Chief Executive Officer. In 2012, Henry succeeded Dale Albert as Hallmark’s President. In his previous role as Chief Financial Officer, Henry was primarily responsible for financial reporting and compliance, treasury management, risk management and strategic planning. Joining Hallmark in 2006, Henry brought his extensive experience in manufacturing and distribution companies. Prior to joining Hallmark, Henry was Vice President, Finance and Administration at Standen's Limited, where he was responsible for two operating divisions, financial reporting, information systems and human resources. Prior to that, Henry was Treasurer of SMED International Inc. from 1996 to 2000, where he helped manage the company's rapid growth until it was taken over in 2000. Henry has also spent several years in corporate lending with the Bank of Montreal.
Henry holds a B.Comm. from the University of Saskatchewan and obtained his designation as a Chartered Accountant in 1990.
Greg Northcott; B.Comm
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Greg Joined Hallmark in 1991 as a Sales Representative and has been instrumental in maintaining and growing our business for over 20 years. Greg has been involved in many areas of our business including General Sales Accounts, Project Manager – Yard Development, Project Linepipe, Arctic Development, Contract Accounts and Director of Sales and Marketing. As Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Greg is responsible for leading the sales department ensuring Hallmark provides the highest levels of customer service while maintaining focus on achieving key revenue, margin and market share targets in alignment with Hallmark’s vision and long term strategic plan.
Greg is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing.
Vice President, Business Development
John Palazeti joined Hallmark on October 1, 2012 in the role of Vice President, Business Development. John brings 33 years of OCTG and Line Pipe experience, having worked his entire career for one of the most diversified steel manufacturers in North America. His most recent position prior to Hallmark was Director, OCTG Sales, North America. From 1976 through to 1983, John was a Linebacker/Fullback in the CFL where his career included playing with the Calgary Stampeders. During his career in the CFL, John was part of two Grey Cup winning teams! In his new role at Hallmark, John will be an integral part of the organization identifying new opportunities for growth through expansion of our client base and product and service offerings.
John is a graduate of the University of Richmond in Virginia where he majored in Business Management and moved to Calgary in 1979.
Chief Financial Officer
Effective April 1, 2014, Dean holds the title of Hallmark’s Chief Financial Officer. Dean joined Hallmark in October 2010 in the role of Controller and quickly became an integral part of the management team. In 2013, Dean was promoted to Vice President, Finance, with responsibility for both the Finance and Business Services / Information Technology Departments at Hallmark. In his earlier career, Dean worked at companies such as Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd and NATCO, where he took on increasingly responsible positions and gained valuable industry and international experience. Dean holds a Certified Management Accountants designation and brings many years of industry related experience.
Vice President, Operations
Jim Mitchell joined Hallmark in August 2013 in the role of V.P. Operations. Jim brings extensive knowledge in ERW, OCTG and Line Pipe products. Prior to joining Hallmark, Jim, based in Calgary, held the position of Vice-President, Sales OCTG & Line Pipe, North America for a global integrated steel company. Jim will be responsible for the oversight of our operating divisions, Hallmark Integrated Tubular Solutions and Hallmark Technical Services, as well as HSEQ and Engineering. Jim is a graduate of Queen’s University where he obtained his B.A.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering and his MBA.