The strength that defines our company begins with a seasoned team. With a deep understanding of international competition they have established long-term business relationships worldwide.
Individually, President & CEO Fraser H. Edison, Chairman Gary Bruce and CFO Karen M. Snook bring expertise in accounting, finance, international marketing and enterprise management. Together, they represent diverse experience in ventures ranging from technology enterprise start-ups to international oil and gas joint ventures.
Dr. Bruce is a Business Consultant and Director who spent 35 years in the oil industry, most recently as a Vice-President with Petro-Canada from which he retired in 2003. He has held executive positions responsible for oil and gas developments in Canada and Internationally. He is past Chair of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC), Centre for Frontier Engineering Research (C-FER) and the Cold Oceans Research and Engineering (C-CORE) Centre. Gary was a director of Jacques Whitford for five years until its sale in January, 2009.He is a member of the Board of Governors for Acadia University.
After receiving an Applied Science Certificate from Acadia in 1966, Gary went to the Technical University of Nova Scotia where he received a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree. He also graduated from Stanford University’s Executive MBA Program. He was awarded the Engineering Institute of Canada’s Julian C Smith Medal for his work in the development of Canada’ s resources and an Honorary Doctor of Laws by Memorial University for his outstanding contribution to the development of the oil & gas industry offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.
Karen M. Snook, C.A.
Chief Financial Officer
Karen M. Snook brings 19 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant to her position as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and has been a member of the Rutter team since 2002. She has held the position of CFO since 2006 and prior to that served as Rutter’s Corporate Controller. Ms. Snook holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from Memorial University and articled with Doane Raymond (now Grant Thornton LLP), receiving her CA designation in 1991. Prior to joining Rutter, Ms. Snook spent eight years as the Controller for St. John’s, NL based LeGrow’s Travel.
Fraser H. Edison
President and CEO
Fraser H. Edison has extensive management experience in the finance, construction, oil and gas and transportation industries.
Mr. Edison has been involved in the east coast offshore oil and gas industry and led ConPro Group Limited in a joint venture to build the Gravity Based Structure for the Hibernia Project and subsequently the Terra Nova Floating Production and Offloading System. His international marketing skills contributed significantly to the development of partnerships and contracts with international firms such as Kellogg Brown and Root, (USA) and Doris Engineering, (France).
With ConPro’s acquisition of Rutter Technologies in 2001, Mr. Edison has worked as Executive Vice President of Rutter and more recently as its President and CEO. Since joining Rutter, he has played an integral part in all aspects of the Company’s operations and strategic planning.
Mr. Edison has served as President of the St. John’s Board of Trade, a Board member of the St. John’s Port Authority, Oceanex Income trust and is currently the Chair of the Board of the St. John’s International Airport Authority.