About Pure Environmental
Pure Environmental is led by a proven management team with extensive experience in the environmental and energy services industries. With operating experience going back 40 years, our leadership team has been at the forefront of the industry as designers, constructors and operators of world-class waste management facilities as well as providing a range of other environmental services.
With over 40 years of operating experience, our leadership team has been at the forefront of the industry.
Meet The Team
President & CEO
Dave is an acclaimed entrepreneur, energy industry leader and dedicated philanthropist. He grew up on a farm in Alberta, where he cultivated his can-do attitude, solid work ethic and drive to always do better. As a visionary, he pioneered and led the way in helping shift how industry managed waste streams by starting his first facility at Canadian Crude Separators (CCS) in the early 80’s, providing producers with environmentally responsible solutions. He built CCS into a multi-service organization with North America-wide infrastructure and over 3,500 employees.
Today, Dave is engaged in a variety of industries driving innovation through his investments and leadership, across multiple companies. As CEO and Chairman of Pure Environmental he is the driving force behind Pure developing world-class facility infrastructure and services.
Empowering people, integrity, respect, and teamwork have been at the core of Dave’s every action throughout his career. From his modest beginning, Dave’s steadfast rise in the oilfield industry was advanced by recognizing opportunities, actively engaging in continuous learning, and surrounding himself with talented, progressive individuals.
VP Sales & Marketing
Donovan started working in the oil and gas industry in 1985, entering the industry working with drilling and well servicing and in 1998 transitioned into oilfield waste management at a Saskatchewan salt cavern facility. He has been involved in many facets of the oil industry including team leadership, drilling and completions, operations, sales, regulatory and downhole support services.
Donovan has been with Pure Environmental since it ’s conception. His years of experience, his passion to achieve and his hands-on approach have not only taught him, and supplied many life lessons, but have also allowed him to maintain a continued connection with personnel and projects both in and out of the field.
Donovan believes in developing people to their fullest capacity, fostering a positive work environment, adjusting leadership styles to meet the needs of those whom we serve while building and supporting effective teams. We should empower others to serve internal and external customers, provide feedback that will help people grow and everyone should pursue self development.
RAMIN BOGZARAN, EP
VP Corporate Development
Ramin is a corporate development executive with 30 years of demonstrated business and operations experience in the environmental and energy services industries. His experience includes business development, technology implementation, project management, operations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy and human and capital resource management. Ramin’s depth of experience includes management of oilfield waste streams, facility decommissioning, in-situ and ex-situ remediation of contaminated sites across Canada, the United States and international markets. He holds an Environmental Professional designation.
Ramin started his career in thermal desorption and moved onto in-situ remediation and project execution. Later he joined HAZCO, Canada’s largest environmental contractor, as a senior manager and went onto join CCS’ corporate team post acquisition serving as an executive director with multiple corporate and divisional responsibilities across service lines and geographies. After CCS, Ramin was Envirocon’s senior vice president corporate development and was a founding partner of Calaeris where he and his partners developed a patented technology to treat oily sludge waste streams and later divested to an international oilfield services provider.
Ramin brings his decades of experience and entrepreneurial spirit to Pure Environmental leading corporate development and strategy. He is engaged in all aspects of development, business operations and growth of Pure’s world class waste management infrastructure and environmental services. Central to Ramin’s business philosophy are raising effective and empowered teams, integrity in everything we do, driving innovation and operational excellence and building trusting relationships all of which combine to deliver value to all our stakeholders.
GARY PERRAS, P. Eng., MBA
Operations & Remediation
Gary is a senior corporate executive with over 25 years of experience in the energy midstream and environmental services industry. He has previously been involved with two dynamic growth-oriented companies and has demonstrated experience in strategic planning, organizational development, operations and capital management, health, safety and environmental programs. He has held several key leadership roles over the span of his career.
Gary obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Regina. He is a professional engineer specializing in environmental systems engineering and is a registered member of APEGGA. Gary also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University.
Gary has a proven ability to collaborate with stakeholders and to build effective work teams to successfully achieve strategic goals and objectives in fast-moving and entrepreneurial environments. Trust and integrity are cornerstones of his personal and business philosophy
TROY SCHWAB, CPA-CMA
Troy is a senior finance professional with 20 years of progressive leadership and finance experience in financial & management reporting, budgeting/forecasting and business support functions. Troy has been with Pure since 2019 and his key areas of responsibilities include full cycle accounting, treasury and shared services functions. Troy has extensive experience with business financial analysis and due diligence on development opportunities.
Troy has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the University of Manitoba and received his CPA – CMA designation in 1997.
Prior to coming to Pure, Troy was the Director Finance and Controller for Essential Energy Services, from 2012 to 2019. Previously Troy worked in the waste industry, holding progressively senior finance positions with Tervita from 2005 to 2012 which included Controller of the Midstream Division for 5 years.
Troy brings decades of financial experience with a focus on aligning Operational and Corporate activities and interests.