Phil Linfield – Director of HSE
Born in Edmonton, AB, Phil has strong family ties and history in northern Alberta, although raised in BC’s Lower Mainland and the Thompson/Okanagan area. Phil received his Natural Gas and Petroleum Technology Diploma from BCIT and returned to Edmonton to work as a corrosion technician. Over the years, work history focused primarily on industrial chemical plant operations, supervision and safety management. In 2007, Phil and his wife made the journey back to Alberta and settled in Sexsmith where Phil started as a plant superintendent. The chemical plant that Phil was working for was hit hard by the recession and closed its doors. It was at this time that Phil started with IPAC Services as the Corporate QA & Loss Prevention Manager.
Phil believes in situational leadership that strives for team-building with a focus on accountability, honesty and fairness. Phil is trained in root cause analysis, process hazard analysis, hazop methods as well as behavioural based safety. He is a Certified Engineering Technologist registered with ASET and also an active member of the Grande Prairie Petroleum Association.
As Director of HSE, Phil is very proud of the accomplishments made at IPAC Services, bringing safety to the foreground and helping reduce recordable and lost time injuries over the years. IPAC’s Award for Excellence in Health and Safety-Operational, from the Inaugural Oil & Gas Awards in Calgary was a highlight of 2015. More improvements are in the works to help distinguish IPAC as a leader in the industry.
Outside of work, Phil’s passions include golf, hockey, family and grandchildren. Amongst other volunteer services, Phil had previously volunteered with the Canadian Ski Patrol for over 9 years and is a confident first aider.