Craig Halsey, President & Chief Operating Officer, reports to MBI’s Board of Directors and has full responsibility for the operational and financial performance of MBI Energy Services. Craig joined MBI in 2014 after holding leadership roles for several Fortune 100 companies and co-founding a successful consulting firm. His executive experience includes finance, business development, sales, and operational responsibilities at Lockheed Martin and Hewlett-Packard. Craig co-founded CJ2 Consulting, Inc. and served as its CEO for 7 years prior to joining MBI.
Eric Mettler, Board Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer, oversees Finance & Accounting for MBI including Financial Reporting, Treasury & Bank Compliance, Payroll, and Accounts Payable. Eric brings over 20 years of experience in a variety of financial/accounting leadership roles, including time in public accounting and controller of multi-divisional manufacturing company.
Kjersti Armstrong, Board Secretary, VP & General Counsel at MBI Energy Services, brings over 12 years of public and private sector legal experience to MBI. She is responsible for legal management and compliance; and oversees board governance, corporate records and MBI’s Human Resources, Recruiting and Insurance departments. Kjersti currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Dakota Petroleum Council and is a respected voice in the energy industry and legal community. She received a Masters of Law from the University of Oslo, Norway in 2004 and a J.D. from the University of North Dakota, School of Law in 2006.
Brent Pringle, Chief Information Officer, is responsible for the strategy, security, and management of corporate-wide information technology within MBI. He leads team members in implementing strategic business growth objectives with sustainable technology that aligns with business priorities. Brent joined MBI in January of 2011 and played a key role in the implementation of its in-cab and dispatch driven technologies. Since then his team has successfully developed, implemented, and integrated multiple solutions that have enhanced customer satisfaction, spurred business growth, and improved enterprise efficiency and security. His team provides business intelligence technology that helps drive daily operational decisions and financial reporting. Brent graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Master of Science degree in Geography with an emphasis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Prior to joining MBI, Brent served as the Emergency Manager and 911 Coordinator for Stark County in Dickinson, ND.
Brandon Halsey, Director of Business Development, oversees MBI’s Business Development and Sales team. Brandon began his career with MBI in 2013 and has worked in both supply chain and operations management in the energy services industry since 2011. A member of Dickinson API, Brandon and his team are avid supporters of industry-sponsored events that benefit our communities.
Marya Skaare, Director of Communication & Recruiting, joined MBI in 2017 to lead communication and recruiting strategies for MBI. She oversees and guides the full scope of MBI’s communication needs and brand, including employee and community relations, internal and external communication, marketing, creative, meeting and event planning. Her ability to plan and execute special projects while providing leadership and motivation have been hallmarks of her success in her years of experience working in small business, insurance, nonprofit and education. Skaare earned her Master of Arts degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Emerson College and is actively involved in organizations supporting energy, healthcare and education.
Greg Burbach, Board Vice President & VP of Well Servicing, brings more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas service sector with and extensive background and expertise in well servicing to his role at MBI. His impressive credentials include leadership in all facets of the business, including 10 years leading safety initiatives; leadership program development; regulatory compliance; and operational leadership. His scope of responsibility at MBI includes oversight of MBI’s comprehensive Well Services group, which includes a fleet of 21 well servicing rigs, four swab rigs, ancillary rental equipment, oil tools, the fishing and rentals division, and MBI’s well-site consulting group.
Brian Miller, VP of Wireline, joined MBI in 2018 as Operations Manager for North Dakota. With over 20 years of Wireline experience, Brian was quickly promoted to the role of Vice President with the company. He began his Wireline career with Schlumberger in 1997 in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and went on to hold various management, sales and field operations positions for Schlumberger in North and South America. A Texas native, Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Cory Ghering, VP of Operations, began working for MBI in 2011 in Field Sales for the Water division. His broad understanding of the business line and his proficiency in project management led to his promotion to Dispatch, were he was integral to the successful implementation of our TMW dispatch program for the Water division. Ghering later moved from Dispatch Supervisor to Water Operations overseeing MBI’s Water Hauling business in the Bakken. In February of 2018, Cory was named VP of WM&L where he now oversees operations for Oil Hauling, Water Hauling, Hot Oil, Winch and MBI’s Rentals business in the Bakken. Cory is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman; and enjoys connecting MBI to our communities through API events like the annual Gumbo Cook-off and golf tournament.
Jeff Kostelecky, VP of Water Transfer, joined MBI in 2014 as VP of Procurement and accepted the promotion to his current role in 2017. Jeff is an accomplished Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Operations executive with more than 20 years of experience using exceptional communication and leadership skills to coach, manage, and motivate diverse professionals in challenging environments. While much of Jeff’s career was spent in the electronics manufacturing industry, where he had global supply responsibilities managing supply chains for multiple Fortune 500 companies globally, he successfully applies his experience in planning, implementing, and executing strategies for greater customer confidence and strengthened results to our Waste Management and Water Transfer divisions.
Patrick Bertagnolli, VP of Human Resources, is a Montana native and graduate of Carroll College in Helena, Montana with a degree in Business Administration; and he holds senior level certification with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Prior to coming to western North Dakota in 2011 to work in the energy sector, Pat spent an accomplished 22 years with UPS—serving in multiple capacities most notably as a multi-state Operations Manager, and Workforce Planning and Employee Relations Manager. Pat is a strong advocate for workforce development in ND; and the culture and opportunities available at MBI. Pat is currently serving his second term as a member of the North Dakota Workforce Development Council, and he serves on the Workforce Enhancement Council through the ND Department of Commerce and the Watford City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Jeremy Olson, VP of HSE, leads the development, implementation, and management of the safety programs for MBI and MBI’s DOT compliance, medical case management, and environmental stewardship programs. He champions processes that enhance work conditions both on and off the job, as well as initiatives designed to improve the overall safety culture at MBI. Jeremy is a North Dakota native who returned home in 2011. He is a West Point graduate with degrees in Environmental Engineering and Geography. He also has a Master’s degree in Business Management. Jeremy is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Six Sigma Black Belt. His professional experience includes service as an Army Engineer Officer, as well as operational, quality and safety roles throughout the Midwest. Jeremy serves as the Chairman of the McKenzie County Planning and Zoning Commission and is President of McKenzie County’s Township Officer’s Association.