President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Binnion is the President and CEO and founding shareholder of Questerre Energy, established in November 2000. Questerre is a public oil and gas production company with operations in Alberta, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Jordan. He has been a leader in the campaign for hydrocarbons in Quebec as Chairman of the Quebec Oil & Gas Association.
Mr. Binnion is a seasoned entrepreneur with a history of starting, financing and managing companies and not-for- profits. He has extensive experience as a board member for several high-tech companies in Canada. Additionally, he is the Executive Director of Rupert’s Crossing Ltd., a private merchant banking firm.
He is also Chairman of both High Arctic Energy Services and the Manning Foundation. Most recently he founded the Modern Miracle Network, an organization of Canadians wanting adult conversations about the benefits and impacts of energy use.
A fifth-generation Albertan born in Calgary, Mr. Binnion is not only passionate about entrepreneurship but also a community-minded individual concerned with the prospects for future generations of Canadians. He is the founder and chairman of the Lesley Binnion Foundation for Disabled Sports, helping hundreds of kids and families make the extraordinary achievement of learning to ski a reality.
Vice President, Exploration
Exploration Manager since March 2001 and Vice President, Exploration since January 2004.
Mr. Brodylo has over 30 years experience as a geologist with medium to large energy companies.
Mr. Brodylo’s career has focused on both development and exploration activities primarily in Central Alberta. He has been responsible for independently generating prospects, conducting large-scale regional studies and geological mapping integrated with the work of geophysics and petrophysics. He was employed by Draig Energy Ltd. as a senior exploration geologist from June 1998 to March 2001. From 1995 to 1998, he was employed by Pan Northern Resources Ltd. Prior thereto, he was employed by Samedan Oil of Canada Ltd.1993 to 1995. Mr. Brodylo was previously employed by Husky Energy and Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd.(Nexen) as a exploration geologist in domestic and international operations from 1984 to 1993.
Mr. Brodylo holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Calgary and is registered as a Professional Geologist with APEGA in Alberta .
Vice President, Engineering
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. D’Silva has over 19 years progressive experience in corporate finance and management of primarily junior public companies. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and is one of the founding shareholders of Questerre.
Mr. D’Silva has over 19 years progressive experience in corporate finance and management of primarily junior public companies. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and is one of the founding shareholders of Questerre. Mr. D’Silva was employed by Terrenex and its predecessor from 1995 to 2008 and has been actively involved in several of its investee companies including Flowing and CanArgo. Prior to his employment by Questerre, Mr. D’Silva was employed by CanArgo as Corporate Compliance Officer from 1998 to 2000. Mr. D’Silva holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Utah State University.
Vice President, Land
Mr. Tityk has been Vice President, Land since November 2005.
He has been with Questerre for over eight years and has over sixteen years experience most recently as the Land Lead with Hunt Oil Company of Canada Inc. where he played an integral role in expanding both the exploration and developmental plays Hunt had within Central Alberta, Northern Alberta, the Foothills, and NE British Columbia. Prior to Hunt he was a Landman with Star Oil Gas Ltd., Calpine Canada Corporation and Encal Energy Ltd. where he was responsible for the initiation and negotiation of numerous transactions.
Mr. Tityk holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Petroleum Land Management and Accounting from the University of Calgary. He is also an active member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen and the American Association of Professional Landmen.