Management Team

Kevin Gilbank

Founder, CEO

Kevin is a co-founder of TERIC and has been the President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2013. Kevin has over 15 years of oil and gas experience with a specialization in operations, infrastructure project management and execution team leadership. Prior to co-founding TERIC, Kevin has held increasingly senior roles within Shell Canada overseeing various projects beginning in 2007. Kevin has a Masters of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree (Honours) from the University of Dundee and a Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma from Durham College. 


Craig Barnes

Founder, Corporate Development 

Craig is a co-founder of TERIC and has held the position of Vice-President, Development since December 2013. Craig has extensive commercial, project management and execution team leadership experience in the oil and gas midstream sector. Craig was a project manager in the Engineering Group at both Enbridge Pipelines and Plains Midstream Canada, prior to co-founding TERIC. Craig holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and held a Project Management Professional designation from the Project Management Institute.

Kolja Vainstein

VP Projects

Kolja has over 15 years of renewable energy experience developing and constructing utility scale solar, wind, and battery energy storage projects.  A large portion of his career has been focused on project engineering and design including site prospecting, permitting, energy assessment, environmental evaluation, interconnection, cost estimating, logistics, and community engagement.  He has led several multidisciplinary teams to successfully develop projects that currently operate in various jurisdictions across the country.  Kolja has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and is a registered engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Shawn McDonald

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Shawn has held positions in the oil and gas industry, with both private and publicly traded companies, including Director, President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Chief Financial Officer, Vice-President Business Development and Vice-President Land. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Finance, and a Bachelor of Laws both from the University of Calgary.   


Trevor Penford

Chief Financial Officer

Trevor was appointed Chief Financial Officer in December 2020. He has been active in the Canadian oil and gas sector since 1993 and has held the role of CFO and other senior financial management positions in both public and private companies, including among others, Sherritt International Corporation and Buffalo Resources Corp. Trevor is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Alberta) and holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.