Leadership changes at the Edmonton Refinery

Retiring vice president John Prusakowski (right) officially hands over the ‘keys to the refinery’ to new vice president Dean Wilcox.

Edmonton Refinery employees and contractors bid a fond farewell in September, 2017 to Edmonton Refinery vice president John Prusakowski after a long and successful 40 year oil and gas career with Gulf Oil Canada, Petro-Canada and Suncor.  

In his role as vice president since 2010, John led the Edmonton Refinery team through a period of outstanding performance in terms of safety and reliability – and was a familiar Suncor face in and around the Strathcona County and east Edmonton communities. John, best wishes to you and your wife, Kathy, on a happy and healthy retirement!

Dean Wilcox, the Refinery’s newest VP, joins us with more than 31 years of downstream and upstream oil business experience. Originally from Ontario, Dean started with Petro-Canada in 1986, working in Lubricants and Refining and Marketing. In 2013, Dean moved to Fort McMurray as VP, maintenance and reliability integration, achieving significant improvements in safety, process safety, reliability and costs.

Following the 2016 forest fires, Dean was the Chair of the Recovery Steering Committee in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and also was Vice-Chair of the Northern Lights Health Foundation Board.

Dean and his wife Jackie were Edmontonians from 2001-2004 and are pleased to be returning to the City of Champions...welcome, Dean!

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