Our Team

Kevin Cumming, P. Eng.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Prior to starting up KANATA, Kevin spent 25 years in the midstream industry and was previously President of ATCO Midstream Ltd. During his career he has held several leadership roles in engineering, project management, business development, operations and management. Kevin began his career in the oil and gas industry upon graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Kevin also has a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from NAIT. He has been an active member of many industry boards and organizations and currently serves as a governor of the Calgary Petroleum Club.

Ron Murphy, B. Comm., MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Ron brings to KANATA over 30 years of financial experience, largely in the oil and gas business. Prior to joining KANATA, Ron spent 8 years as Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer of Aux Sable Liquid Products Inc. and Aux Sable Canada. Prior to that, Ron spent five years as an independent Financial & Management Consultant to a number of companies including Alliance Pipeline, Aux Sable Liquid Products and Wasteco Environmental Services. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Southward Energy Ltd. and Marauder Resources East Coast Inc. Ron began his career with Mobil Oil Canada and progressed through various financial roles in Calgary, Toronto and Fairfax, Virginia. Ron graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Dalhousie University.

Mike Dever, P. Eng.

Vice President, Operations

Mike brings 32 years of natural gas gathering, processing and natural gas liquids extraction experience to KANATA in the fields of engineering, project management, operations, marketing, business development and senior management. Prior to joining KANATA, Mike spent 18 years in the midstream sector, most recently with ATCO Midstream Ltd. as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Mike is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Alberta.

Randy Hughes, P. Eng.

Vice President, Business Development

Throughout his career, Randy has been focused on the origination, commercial development and timely execution of energy infrastructure projects and brings more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas service, midstream and commodity industries. Randy also brings a unique perspective having served on several active companies' Boards of Directors. A former president of his local community association, Randy is a member of APEGA and holds a Bachelor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Degree from the University of Calgary.

Peter Real, P. Eng.

Vice President, Engineering & Construction

Peter has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and comes to KANATA from DPH Focus where he spent seven years managing facility and pipeline projects in western Canada. Previously, Peter spent five years at ATCO Midstream in a number of roles including project management, business development and operations; and prior to that spent eight years at both Jacobs Engineering and DPH Engineering in project and process engineering roles. Peter has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen's University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary. Peter is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.