Scott Van Vliet 



Scott M. Van Vliet Scott M. Van Vliet, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Environmental Refuelling Systems Inc. (ERS) has a BSc. in Agriculture from Montana State University. Scott is an Albertan who grew up in agriculture and made an early career in the cattle business working on ranches throughout North and South America. During this time he also shipped beef to Asia and exported genetics across the globe. In 2004, he returned to Alberta from Uruguay to begin a career in the petroleum services industry. 

Initially, working with his father developing innovative storage and dispensing systems for remote helicopter operations is what led Scott to develop fully self-contained patented cardlock systems. In 2005, Scott along with his father and brother founded ERS to service the upstream oil and gas market providing complete fuel management solutions for large remote projects. In 2008 Scott received the Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Canadian Environmental Advancement Corporation–West (CETAC- West). Scott continues to support CETAC-West as a mentor for emerging Entrepreneurs and supports their Entrepreneur to CEO workshop each year. In 2010 Scott was nominated with his brother and father as finalists for E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year awards for the Prairie region.

In addition to ERS, Scott co-founded another family business called Frac Shack Inc. Frack Shack is a fully patented automated fuel delivery system designed specifically to safely and effectively deliver high volumes of fuel to Frac pumper units operating on completions pads. Scott’s brother Todd would go on to run and own this business after several years of development together.

Scott volunteers his time as a Board Director for the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC). Currently Scott is the Second Vice-Chair overseeing the Compensation, Governance and PR Committees, as well as being Chairman of the fundraising committee for the STARS and Spurs Gala in support of STARS Air Ambulance. Scott has previously been PSAC’s representative for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) in their Executive Policy Group. Scott also volunteers as a Governor for the Canadian Energy Executive Association. 

Scott is a strong believer in supporting the communities in which he lives and works. ERS has been a supporter of food banks, armature sports clubs and elite athletes. Sponsorships include; Future Cowboys and Cowgirls Society, Knights Rugby Club and Alberta Rugby. ERS remains a strong supporter of the Fort McMurray and Calgary Food banks. ERS participated in an ambitious tree planting program in the oil sands region and was instrumental in the supply and distribution of fuel to citizens and emergency services during the 2016 Ft. McMurray fires.