Rodger Bernar is a proactive leader with vision. At Husky I watched Rodger introduce and then champion a new, unproven diluent reduction technology that is now poised to change the game for oilsands economics. He guided the thorough technical and economic evaluations. He skillfully built support through line and senior management, including that of a joint venture partner. Rodger has a unique combination of business acumen and technical skills. He is strategic and attentive to detail. He is willing to roll up his sleeves. His professional approach and enthusiasm engages colleagues and other teams and drives consensus. I have enjoyed our collaboration.
Rodger is perhaps the most innovative and driven person I have ever worked with. As Emerging Technology Manager, he invented, led, funded, built, and operated (on site) a 500 bpd partial upgrading pilot at Husky Sunrise, worth $26 million. The technology is central to Husky's long range technology development (as referenced in their public releases to investors). Rodger is also business savvy, and views technology development through a long term strategic view, that comes from his years of experience preparing and analyzing the holistic economic impacts, including market effects. Rodger is amazing at identifying and developing value for his customers, which has resulted in the development of his strong long term business development / sales relationships.