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Earl Hickok, P.Eng.
Chairman, CEO and Founder, Tecskor Corporation


Earl Hickok is a professional engineer with the first 12-years working at. Imperial Oil Limited, including a 2-year assignment at Exxon Production Research in Houston, Texas, leading the Exxon development of an Artificial Lift Workstation. After founding Advantage Energy Services Ltd. (AESL) in 1991 in Calgary, Mr. Hickok founded Tecskor in 1997 to enhance collaborative teamwork around the globe.

Most recognized for his ability to develop High Performance Teams, he has produced dozens of global examples of exceptional outcomes. Earl’s focus on Collaborative Teamwork began in 1991 when AESL created the Advantage Integrated Operating System that focused on bringing the best Technology coupled with leading Organizational processes, along with Skills enhancement to give teams a competitive edge.

Mr. Hickok’s TOP-TEN Process has been at the core of all other process development and in 1997 he founded Tecskor, which stands for Technology, Skills and Organizational Processes integrated together. This enables best-in-class support for collaborative teams to keep Alignment to goals, Prioritized on what is most important, Accountable for their commitments with great team Communication in a Knowledge rich environment (APACK). The case study results for both AESL & Tecskor show what is possible.

Career Highlights:

  • Chairman and Founder - AESL in Calgary in 1991 to Present

  • Chairman and Founder - Tecskor Corporation - 1997 to Present

  • Director Argo Energy - 2003 to 2005

  • President & COO, Director TUSK Energy - 2005 to 2009 when sold at 5,000 boed

  • Director Questerre Energy Corporation – 2014 to 2020

  • Esso/Exxon – operations / engineering & Exxon Production Research 1979 to 1991

Special Committees & Awards:

  • 1996 Appointed as a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Distinguished Lecturer

  • 1997 Appointed to Alberta Growth Summit by Premier Ralph Klein

  • 1998-2000 Appointed to Alberta ICT Committee - Outcome, Alberta SuperNet

  • 2000-2002 Appointed as Chairman of Alberta e-Health by Dr. Lorne Taylor

  • 2005 Calgary Mayor’s Award for Community Achievement

  • 2005 Awarded Red River College Distinguished Alumni in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • 2007 SPE Guest Lecturer in Phuket, Thailand at Applied Technology Conference

  • 2011-2017 Co-Chair of the Oilmen’s Business Forum –

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