About Bonnetts

Committed to quality. Trusted to deliver.

Bonnetts has been a trusted name in downhole operations since 1972. We’re proud to have built a reputation on the back of our state-of-the-art technology and a team of some of the top operators in British Columbia and Alberta.

We’re dedicated to bringing only the best skills, knowledge and experience to the table. It’s thanks to this dedication that we’ve become a recognized leader in our core service areas, including wireline, production, and pumping.

Our turnkey solutions are backed by an ironclad commitment to safety and service, so you can trust your needs are in good hands.

Decades of Experience

Our commitment to serving companies in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin started in 1972 when we began our operations in Fort St. John, BC. We were founded on a dedication to improvement, evolution and customer-centered service - something that’s stuck with us to this day.

Since then, the Bonnetts family has expanded to include a number of specialized divisions, each dedicated to a specific aspect of downhole operations

Our specialized service divisions and providers include:

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Executive Profiles

Murray Toews - Chief Executive Officer

Photo of Murray ToewsMurray Toews graduated from Beaverlodge Regional in 1985 before completing his Business Degree at Red Deer College (RDC) in 1990. Beyond providing a practical education, RDC is where he fostered his passion for hockey as a member of the RDC Kings, where he played for Mike Babcock (the current head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs) and Bill Peters (the current head coach of the Calgary Flames).

Mr. Toews brings over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, including more than 16 years with Bonnetts. His first role at Bonnetts was a shop hand, before going on to serve in other positions such as wireline operator, field sales, dispatch manager and general manager when the corporation was known as Bonnetts Wireline Services Ltd.

Mr. Toews became a shareholder at Bonnetts in 1994 and served as General Manager until 1998, at which time he and three partners purchased Bonnetts from company founder Gerald Bonnett. Mr. Toews successfully spearheaded the evolution of Bonnetts, initially through its IPO as an income trust (2005), a conversion of the trust to a corporation (2011), and ultimately returning Bonnetts to its roots as a private corporation in November 2013 with Mill City Capital a private equity partner.

Mr. Toews vision has guided Bonnetts through substantial growth, expanding a trusted slickline service group to the multifaceted service company it is today.

Troy Tews - Chief Operating Officer

Photo of Troy TewsTroy Tews joined Bonnetts in January 2006 as the General Manager of Boreal Well Services. He became the Vice President of Operations for Bonnetts Energy Services in December 2006, before being appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer (his current role) in 2012.

Prior to joining Bonnetts, Troy spent 12 years with Schlumberger in cementing, coiled tubing and stimulation services around the world. Troy's previous assignments include OFS (Schlumberger); Marketing Manager in Iran, Well Services (Dowell); Operations Manager in Libya, Well Services (Dowell); Operations Manager for Eastern Canada (Hibernia, Sable Island), Technical Instructor in the USA, and Western Canada Field Operations.

Troy holds a BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta (1993).

Carrie Lonardelli - Chief Financial Officer

Photo of Carrie LonardelliCarrie Lonardelli joined the Bonnetts team in January 2014 as Chief Financial Officer.

Before joining Bonnetts, Carrie was the owner and operator of an enterprise that provided CFO services to owner-managed businesses in Calgary. Prior to starting her own business, Carrie was the VP of Finance at Phoenix Technology Services (8 years) and served a broad range of clients with KPMG in both Winnipeg and Calgary (7 years).

Carrie currently serves on the board of directors of Open to Grow, an organization providing microcredit loans to women in Guatemala, and is a past committee member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manitoba.

Carrie holds both a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba (2000) and completed her Chartered Accountant designation with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba (2001).

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