Chris Read

Regional Director, Oil and Gas, Western North America

Chris Read was appointed President of Upside in April 2015 and now serves as Regional Director, Oil and Gas, Western North America for Hatch Upside. Chris is responsible for providing leadership to our team, which is at the forefront of the engineering sector in the oil and gas industry. Since joining Hatch Upside in 2006, he has had increasing responsibilities and has held various positions: Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, Vice President, Business Services Senior Manager, Business Services and Business Development Manager. Before joining Hatch Upside, Chris held Business Development and Project Management positions in a large defence contracting firm.

Chris holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science Degrees from the University of Calgary. He also attained a Project Management Professional designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI) in 2005, and is an alumni of the QuantumShift program. Chris is an active member of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association.