Corporate Leadership

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Michael Canada
President, VON Energy Services

Prior to joining VON Energy, Michael Canada had a distinguished career with National Oilwell Varco, serving first as Global Account Director and then Vice President of Operations US and Gulf of Mexico. He previously was Senior Vice President of Manufacturing for IRI International and Director of Manufacturing for Bowen Tools.

He received a bachelor of business administration in management degree from the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, and graduated from the Sales Management Institute, Purdue University.

John Slocum
President, VON Directional

After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1999 with a bachelor of science degree, John Harvey Slocum began building leadership and operational expertise by first owning and operating a residential construction company. He ventured into the oil and gas industry a few years later in a partnership, owning and operating an oilfield service company that rented location housing and downhole tubulars. His responsibilities included management of operations and sales in the Barnet Shale and Haynesville Shale.

Slocum then joined LeTourneau Technologies/Cameron as North American Sales Manager, and eventually was tasked with creating a Global Accounts group and was responsible for everything from sales and service, to the oversight of construction projects. Customers included Rowan Drilling, Seadrill and Nabors. In 2011 he joined Childress Directional Drilling as Director of Business Development.