Ryan Peterkin, President of MagTec Alaska, has seen extraordinary growth in his company since he began operations in 2008. Ryan is a fourth generation Alaskan Business Owner and was raised in a hardworking successful family-owned and operated wholesale grocery distribution company. Ryan has over 20 years of experience in the oilfield industry, working his way up from a boiler operator to a field foreman to operations manager. He began his entrepreneurship in 1996 with Alaska Heater Rentals - a small, yet successful heater rental company - which merged with MagTec Alaska in 2013. Additionally, in 2011, Ryan started Arctic Petroleum Products, a petroleum distribution company that operated and serviced markets within the Kenai Peninsula and North Slope region of Alaska. In an effort to expand into civil and general contracting for capital projects supporting private, government, and oilfield related work, Ryan is also the co-owner of Chumley’s Inc.
Will joined the MagTec Alaska team in January of 2016. He spent the previous six years as the Equipment & Drilling Superintendent for Peak Oilfield Services and his credentials in the oilfield and crane services industry are among the highest in the State. During his time in Alaska, Will has developed a widely respected reputation base on his reliability, dependability, and industry knowledge. Over the years Will has excelled at managing and completing a wide verity of complex projects, many of which posed logistical and environmental challenges. Will’s extensive background is based on cranes and transportation and he also has a strong knowledge of the construction, oilfield, and logistical support.
Wayne Wong is currently the CFO of MagTec and comes to MagTec Alaska with vast experience in finance, accounting, systems, and controls. He has spent his career finding streamlined solutions to projects challenges where others have struggled or failed; while at Inlet Petroleum Company, he was responsible for a major turnaround which increased ROCE by nearly 20%. As reflected in his resume, Wayne has been instrumental in creating proficiencies which dramatically improved the financials of MagTec Alaska as well as the companies he has worked for in the past. Additionally, as the Senior Accountant for Alaska Communications Systems (ACS), he implemented the calculations used to record the entries that were necessary to be in compliance with the Security & Exchange Commission on reporting “FASB 142” and “FASB 143”. Prior to moving to Alaska, Wayne was in the finance industry working with Mortgage Asset Back Security Managers to analyze their asset portfolios where he gained experience in analysis, systems and controls during this time.
Wendell Tuisaula, currently MagTec Alaska’s Controller, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems with a Minor in Business Management in the spring of 1993 from Brigham Young University ‐ Hawaii. Immediately after graduating, he was offered a job as an Assistant Director of Finance at Turtle Bay Golf & Tennis Resort. He excelled in that position and was promoted to Director of Information Technology. After working for several years, Wendell saw an opportunity to receive a scholarship to further his education through an essay contest. Out of hundreds of applicants, he was chosen as one of three finalists and after an interview with the scholarship board, was the winner and recipient of the $22,500 scholarship. After returning for nearly two more years of education, Wendell received his Masters of Business Administration in June 2005. Wendell has achieved all this while still being an active member of the community, his church, and spending time with his wife and five children.
With a strong background in the Oil & Gas Industry, Jake Wolfe came to MagTec Alaska after managing the Drilling Support Division for a large oilfield service company owned by Bristol Bay Native Corporation. His Division controlled the heavy equipment, support equipment, fluid moving vehicles, and labor needs of natural gas exploration companies in Alaska’s Cook Inlet Region including Conoco Phillips, Hilcorp, Apache, Cook Inlet Energy, Moncla, and Saxon. He simultaneously managed the support of five land based drilling programs with a rotating workforce of 57 employees. Currently, Jake is responsible for the profitability and function of MagTec Alaska’s Drilling Support and Equipment Rental Division in Kenai which includes developing and sustaining client relations, managing drilling support operations and logistics, controlling the flow of equipment between service, delivery and pickup to clients, and full oversight of the division’s personnel. Prior to his works in the Oil & Gas Industry, Jake was the Director of Operations at Top Dog Marketing Group (TDMG) where he was responsible for guiding the company’s strategy and operations. Before beginning his civilian pursuits, Jake served our country as a member of the United States Air Force, is a highly decorated veteran, and was the recipient of the United States Air Force Leadership Award.
Dil joined the MagTec Alaska team in April of 2016. He spent the previous two years with Peak Oilfield Services as mechanic, fleet safety specialist and HSET Manager. Prior to his term with Peak, Dil served in the United States Army as an Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer. During his last duty assignment, he managed nine repair shops and was responsible for the maintenance of approximately 1500 pieces of equipment. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, Three Army Commendation Medals, Six Army Achievement Medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, two Army Good Conduct Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Korean Defense Service Medal. He graduated from Warriors Leader on the commandant’s list, He was the honor graduate for Basic Non-Commissioned Officer’s course and served as the Executive Officer in Warrant Officers Candidate School. In addition, he was select as the Soldier of the month, Soldier of the Quarter and Soldier of the Year. Dil received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Military Science from Troy University where he graduated cum laude.
Sovala Kisena is a certified safety professional with over six years of dedicated safety experience. He has spent the past 11 years in the oil and gas industry working as roustabout on the Kenai Peninsula to a scaffold lead on the North Slope before taking a position in AES’s HSE Department. After spending seven years with AES, contracted to Conoco Phillips in Kuparuk, Sovala has a thorough understanding of North Slope business practices, environmental responsibility and the importance of a true Zero-Incident Culture. His career has afforded him the opportunity to work with some of the most respected safety professionals in the industry allowing him to gain knowledge and experience in leadership, behavior based safety, ergonomics, and human behaviors. Additionally, he brings a thorough understanding of work practices, management systems, and agency compliance.