Tom graduated in 1980 from the University of Alberta holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance. After graduation, Tom started his 35-year career in the oil and gas industry.
For over 35 years, Tom has held key executive level roles in the oilfield services sector. He is responsible for co-founding and serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of a service rig company, Trimat Well Servicing Inc, as well as served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Bonus Resource Services Corp. Mr. Alford was the President and Chief Executive Officer for IROC Energy Services Corp. prior to it being acquired by Western Energy Services Corp. Since 1992, he has gained abundant experience working on boards, including: Bonus Resources Services Corp., Flint Energy Services, IROC Energy Services Corp., Petroglobe Energy, Diamond Tree Energy, Western Energy Services Corp., and Strike Energy Services.
In addition to Strad, Tom serves on the boards of High Arctic Energy Services Inc. and Wajax Corporation.