Our Leadership Team

Rod Stearn

President and CEO

Mr. Stearn brings to Whitewater over two decades of leadership experience with Baker Hughes, a GE Company (“BHGE”), one of the world’s foremost providers of integrated oil field products, services and digital solutions. He most recently served as BHGE’s Canadian Country Director, a position in which he integrated and led a team of 1,700 employees, boosted oilfield services revenues and significantly enhanced profitability, while also improving safety. Prior to his promotion to Country Director, he served as BHGE’s Canadian Vice President, successfully leading and growing market share for multiple product lines, including water management, pressure pumping, upstream chemicals and oil sands enterprise strategies. Mr. Stearns holds a Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University. 


Keith Murray

Managing Director

Keith has 15 years of experience in the Oilfield Service industry. He has an Undergrad Degree in Finance from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from the University of Calgary. Keith started his career as a pricing analyst at Champion Technologies and Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at Baker Hughes and moved into a Business Development role at Tervita. He recently was Director of Operations and Country Manager for MultiChem a division of Halliburton since 2012. 

Travis Dryden

District Manager

Travis Dryden has over 18 years of experience in Speciality Chemicals in various industries, 13 which are specific to Oil and Gas Production Chemicals. Travis has a strong operational background which helps create a superior field support and troubleshooting. Travis’s expansive networking allows him to solve many challenges that may come up in operations.

Cole Maddigan

District Manager

Cole has over 18 years of experience in the Specialty Chemicals market in various roles. Cole has also worked as both a Producer and in the Service Industry. Cole is located in Fort St. John and has worked there for his whole career. Cole has been in multiple management roles and has a created a career as the individual that services his customers by any means necessary and works with anybody to get the job done.