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James Cleland is the President of Firemaster Oilfield Services, a leading provider of safety services and emergency well control to the oil and gas industry.
He spent six years as the Global General Manager of the Heavy Oil Solutions division in General Electric. Leading a Calgary based team he was able to bring innovative solutions to heavy oil producers in Alberta, Kuwait, Russia and Venezuela.
James also spent seven years working in economic development for the Province of Alberta where he worked with oilsands producers and manufacturers on supply chain and cost overrun challenges. In his last few years with government, he ran the Alberta Economic Development Authority (AEDA), a provincial board of business executives, appointed by the Premier to advise the Government of Alberta.
He started his career in the metal fabrication industry and has an executive MBA from the University of Calgary.