Bob Outhwaite is an entrepreneur and senior oilfield executive who began his corporate journey in the field. He progressed through the ranks, ultimately playing a key role in the growth and development of several companies, including some that he purchased and developed himself.
Bob’s early life as an RCMP officer laid the foundations for the leader he would eventually become — humble and direct, and with a keen understanding of human nature gained from a lifetime of study, both formal and informal.
Bob joined drilling fluids company Protec Mud as a field technician in 1980; by 1988, he had become a VP and by 1996, he was a majority owner. When the company was sold to Newpark Resources, Bob was asked to stay on and grow the company. He has led start-ups from concept to field operational, and he has been responsible for boosting executive management, sales and marketing, and operational expertise at companies such as Peak Energy Services, both as a consultant and executive. In 2010, Bob purchased the assets of Rigless Rentals, growing the company and expanding its product lines, ultimately selling the company’s mobile platforms to Frac Shack International, where he now sits on the board.
As accomplished as Bob has been in his career, he has measured success by the quality of the relationships he has built along the way. His experiences with both success and failure in business and his track record of mentoring others, both in business and in life, have perfectly prepared him for the role of TEC CEO Chair. Bob’s philosophy is straightforward: “Say what you are going to do, do what you promise, finish what you start, and say please and thank you.”
TEC Group Vision
Bob welcomes established entrepreneurs with the desire to make a difference in their lives and a willingness to accept feedback that leads to positive change. Personal understanding of strengths and defects are critical to well-being and growth, according to Bob, whose honest, compassionate, integrity-based leadership style provides the glue that builds quality relationships between the members of his group.
In his spare time, Bob enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife of over 41 years, Debbie, and their children and grand-children.