Douglas  Evans Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Douglas Evans

General Manager Technical Services
Suncor Energy Inc.

I was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1954. I have had rewarding opportunities to appreciate much of what Canada has to offer in terms of geography and people. My family enjoyed stays in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia while I was growing up. After graduating from Dalhousie University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia with B.Sc. and Chemical Engineering Degrees in 1974 and 1976 respectively, I established my working career in the oil industry with Texaco Canada in Montreal, Quebec.


I have held a variety of positions in the areas of Engineering, Technology, Strategic Planning, Supply and Operations Management over my 35 year career.  I was appointed General Manager of Technical Services in Business Services in 2013.  This role involves providing a center of excellence in process engineering to support safe, reliable and low cost operations at all of Suncor’s operating facilities. My previous roles have included being Director of Techncial Services for Suncor, Director of Process Technology and Reliability for Petro-Canada’s Downstream Refinery operations, Director of Business Integration for Petro-Canada Downstream, Operations Director at the Petro-Canada Oakville Refinery, Area Team Manager of Crude Units and Powerformer at Imperial’s Strathcona Refinery, as well as Technical Services Manager at Strathcona Refinery.  I have managed large expense and capital budgets and been responsible for safe and reliable operation of major refinery assets.   What I enjoy most is working with talented and motivated people to achieve personal and business success.  My reward is in supporting others to succeed.
I am married with two children and five grand children.  My passions are my family,  golf, great movies, and motorcycles.  Community involvements have included United Way Leader Sponsorship and Campaign Support, as well as, the 1998 Co-Chair for Ontario Special Olympics Spring Games, fund raising, publicity and organizing events.


    BSc in Engineering, Dalhousie, 1974
    Chemical Engineering, Nova Scotia Technical College, 1976

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Learning from Process Safety Events
    Knowledge Networks
    Operational Excellence Management Systems

Personal Interests

    Grand Kids


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