Dave Bukvic was appointed Senior Vice President of Business Development for the Minestar Group in February of 2018. In this role, Dave is responsible for leading client relationship management, growth plan strategy, and driving a strong sales culture within the organization. Prior to assuming this role Dave had previously held the position of Business Development / Operations Manager with a prominent industrial construction & maintenance contractor located in western Canada.
Prior to his career in energy, Dave has had a successful career in the hospitality industry as a co-proprietor of several notable food and beverage establishments in southern Alberta. Dave came to the oil industry and rose through the ranks working hands on with heavy machinery as a roughneck in the drilling business. Navigating through various fields in the energy sector his approach to business and people skills led him to have positions as Account Manager, Operations Manager, Marketing Director, Sales Manager and Senior Vice President of Business Development with different oilfield service companies operating in western Canada. From heading up sales and marketing for a start-up of a large volume camp manufacturing and distribution entity to overseeing both operations and sales of an oilfield equipment rental business and facility / pipeline construction company, Dave’s experience in various fields has been an asset to both his personal growth and career advancements.
Dave holds a diploma in applied chemical engineering technology and graduated with a minor in finance. Dave is a strong believer in giving back to the community and currently is involved in donating his time and resources with several local charities such as “Relief Foundation for Poland” (an entity that provides food and clothing for orphaned children), WHOAS (Wild Horse of Alberta Society) and STARS Ambulance.