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.
Will joined the MagTec Alaska team in January of 2016. He spent the previous six years as the Equipment & Drilling Superintendent for Peak Oilfield Service Company 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 variety 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.
North Slope Area Manager
Previous to joining MagTec Josh work with BJ Services where it only took him a year of fracking before he was promoted to supervisor with the cementing department and there he spent his next 5 years. After cement he was transferred to the coil tubing department as supervisor on Ooguruk Island North Slope Alaska. Josh started with MagTec in 2018 and very quickly worked his way into the drilling support foreman position. In April 2018 Josh was asked to head up the pipeline technician crew for Harvest Alaska. Because of Josh’s experience and personality in Jan of 2021 Josh was offered and accepted the position of North Slope Area Manger. Josh is a diversely experienced problem solver with tremendous leadership capabilities.
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.
Adam Freeman, is a well-seasoned Project Manager with 16+ years of experience planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and leading projects. Adam joined MagTec in August of 2020. Adam has a proven track record of success in Project Management, delivering large, complicated projects within scope, schedule, and budget. Prior to joining the MagTec team some of the more recent projects Adam has managed have been (2018-2019) -Harvest Alaska Drift River Terminal Facility -Decommissioning. The Drift River Oil Terminal is well known for being located in a floodplain, at the base of the nearby volcanic Mount Redoubt, it’s location has always presented logistical challenges but Adam did not let that slow him down. (2017-2018) Harvest/Hilcorp Alaska –CIPL- Cross Inlet Pipeline Project (KPL to Halibouty 10” gas line 8- miles), Installation of KPL, Halibouty, and East Forelands Facilities, also MGS to East Forelands 3-K Pipeline). Adam has also worked projects for Chevron, Unocal Alaska, Tesoro, Marathon, XTO, Conoco Phillips, Nabors, and many other large oilfield companies successfully.
Fabrication Shop Foreman
With 26 years of welding experience in the State of Alaska, Steve is a swiss army knife of experience in his field. Starting his oilfield career in 1990 as a helper/pipefitter, he quickly began honing his craft gaining dozens of certifications such as structural and pipe welding, TIG, MIG, Wire Feed, Stainless, chrome and Inconel. That coupled with college courses in blueprint reading, machine shop welding, and petroleum tech gave him the credibility and trust from his clients and fellow employees to begin qualifying procedures and drawing blue prints for a variety of projects in locations such as Agrium, Tesoro, PetroStar, ConocoPhillips and every offshore platform in the Cook Inlet. Within a few years he became a field foreman and by 2014 he was named Fabrication Foreman for Peak Oilfield Services. Steve is a valuable asset to any project he gets his hands on and is one of the most versatile and well respected in his field.
North Slope Business Development
Growing up in Barrow and spending nearly 40 years working on the North Slope Roger offers a level of knowledge and understanding that very few can. Rogers involvement in the Oil and Gas community in Alaska has developed lifelong strong personal and professional relationships with many industry and state leaders. Roger started out as a truck driver, equipment operator and expeditor eventually moving into large project logistics as a coordinator and logistics manager supporting most large-scale development projects including NorthStar, Oooguruk, Point Thomson, Spy island and several others. Transitioning to MagTec in 2010 was a perfect marriage of his comprehensive industry understanding of Prudhoe Bay/Kuparuk and Alpine fields and Magtec’s desire to become an efficient and cost-effective service support company serving all of the large-scale producers and those seeking to develop the smaller fields.
Director of Services
Starting at MagTec August 2011, with a decade long background as a plumber; electrician, steel fabricator and carpenter, Sam was the perfect candidate to begin construction of our portable bathrooms and break shacks. Before long he was running a crew, mass producing the modules to support the many exploratory drilling operations all around the state while also setting up mobile camps and tank farms for drilling support. Sam has a bright future with the MagTec family and is the gold standard for the self-improvement that we ask for in our employee’s.
Troi Burnett is a licensed Construction Health and Safety Technician as well as Occupational Health and Safety Technician who begun his oilfield career 7 years ago with one of the largest oilfield companies in the state. With experience in production, construction, drilling and pipeline work he quickly advanced into a leadership role. Troi is an EMT 2, as well as structural, wildland, and aircraft rescue/firefighter all of which make Troi a great fit to the peninsulas fire department. Troi’s commitment to HSE is in his blood, he is following the footprints of his grandfather, Dave Burnett, who started one of the first oil and gas safety training companies in the state, Troi is a great addition to the MagTec team and will be a powerful asset to any program he is involved with.