Executive Team


Matt has more than 20 years experience in the oilfield service business, primarily in the Pipe Coating industry. His latest position was as Senior Vice President, with Bayou Perma-Pipe, with responsibility for their business and operations in both the USA and Canada.

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Matt took over as the president of Cantak Tubulars in 2017.

Executive Vice President

Hiroaki is from the Yamanashi Prefecture near Mount Fuji in Japan. He attended Waseda University in Tokyo and earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering finishing in 2003. He started his professional career with SAP and then joined Metal One in 2006.

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During his tenure at Metal One Hiroaki has been stationed in Beijing, Tokyo and now Calgary. Hiroaki started at Cantak as EVP in September 2020 bringing his experience in energy products to guide the company forward. In his spare time he enjoys practicing karate and spending time with his wife and daughter.

GM Operations

After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, Scott joined Cantak in 1990. In his 29 years with the company he has worked his way up to General Manager of OCTG and using his wealth of experience he has guided the company forward within the market.

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Highlights of his career include managing the Talisman/Repsol contract from 2010-2015. Outside of being the go-to OCTG guru in the office Scott is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his family.

Vice President, BD

Jim is a Metallurgical Engineer and holds his MBA with both degrees from Queen’s University. Through his years of experience at Evraz he has held a Quality Assurance role, Technical Sales role, various management roles looking after OCTG and Line Pipe

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and has dealt with end users, managed pipeline projects and managed distribution customers. At Hallmark he was heavily involved in managing and promoting their Nisku (HITS) pipe yard as well as their Field Services division. Aside from standard steel pipe he is familiar with coil and plate, as well as VIT and Piling Pipe.

Chief Financial Officer

Peter grew up on a farm near Whitelaw in the Peace Country region of Northern Alberta. After finishing his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 1992 he started his professional career. During this time, he received his CPA and worked in a variety of different industries, both domestically and internationally, from pipe coating to forestry.

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Peter joined Cantak in January 2020 bringing 25 years of accounting and financial experience to the company. In applying his previous experience, from both senior management roles and as a CFO, he is benefitting Cantak greatly. During his spare time Peter enjoys many outdoor activities and spending time with his family.