Brenton W. Hatch
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Hatch became the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company in October 2008 and has served as the Chairman of the Board since November 2008. Mr. Hatch has been responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Company since October 2008. Mr. Hatch co-founded the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Profire Combustion, Inc. in 2002. Since that time he has served as the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Profire Combustion and has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of Profire Combustion since its inception. Prior to founding Profire Combustion, between 2001 and 2002 Mr. Hatch was a Management Consultant and General Manager of Titan Technologies, Inc., an oilfield service and distribution company in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In this position, Mr. Hatch performed an in-depth analysis of the operations and management of all divisions of Titan Technologies. Based on his analysis, Mr. Hatch implemented company-wide operational changes to improve company performance. From 1989 to 2000, Mr. Hatch served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Keaton International, Inc., an educational services company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Mr. Hatch managed all executive functions of the company and particularly focused on the development and management of the company's educational services. During his time at Keaton International, Mr. Hatch led corporate networking and marketing campaigns world-wide. Mr. Hatch earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Alberta in 1974. Mr. Hatch is not currently, nor has he in the past five years been a nominee or director of any other SEC registrant or registered investment company. We considered Mr. Hatch's experience as a founder and as the principal executive officer of Profire Combustion, as well as his previous management and operational oversight experience in concluding that he should serve as a director of the Company.
Ryan W. Oviatt
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Ryan Oviatt is the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer, with responsibility over all finance, accounting, information technology, quality control, and compliance functions of the Company. Previously, Mr. Oviatt was a Senior Manager at Rio Tinto, a publicly-traded, international mining and metals company, where he managed significant company functions, having responsibility over Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, Financial Reporting Analysis, and Special Projects during his 10-years there from 2005-2015. He also managed value-tracking and reporting within the company, leading to enhanced cash flow and reduced costs. Additionally, Mr. Oviatt served on technical committees relating to international tax, finance, and development of a significant Rio Tinto mining operation. He also helped mentor and develop personnel and management. Prior to Rio Tinto, Mr. Oviatt was an Audit Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP from 2000-2005, where he audited both public and private clients, including oil and gas companies. Mr. Oviatt received his Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Westminster College, and Master Degree in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Utah. We considered Mr. Oviatt's extensive management experiences as well as his experience and leadership in other senior financial roles in public companies in determining that he should serve as an officer of the Company.
Chief Business Development Officer
Cameron Tidball joined the Profire team in 2010 as a Regional Sales Manager. In 2012, he became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Cameron played a vital role in shaping Profire’s overall organization during a time of extensive growth and expansion. Nearly all aspects of Profire’s operations have been influenced by his efforts. This includes marketing and sales strategy, training programs, business and product development, and quality service initiatives. Cameron has helped shape Profire's strategic planning looking to the future. In March of 2018, Cameron was named as Profire’s Chief Business Development Officer.
Prior to joining Profire, Cameron worked for Direct Energy, where he held a Senior Management position managing customer care operations for the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Before his time at Direct Energy, he was employed at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he managed customer experience strategies and initiatives for a network of global call centers.
Cameron earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing & Management Science degree from the University of Alberta. He also received a technical diploma in Engineering Design from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.