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Richard Kowalchuk of Medicine Hat Graduate of Lethbridge in Alberta

Richard Kowalchuk of Medicine Hat graduated from the University of Lethbridge, a publicly funded academic and research university in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.  With academic scores in the top quartile of his class at Lethbridge, Kowalchuk had also so effectively managed his time that he was able to take a full course load while working as a supervisor at local Earl’s Restaurant.  Kowalchuk placed an inventory control system in place while at Earl’s, and credits his direct customer contact there with his insightful understanding of customers today.

Richard Kowalchuk of Medicine Hat graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 1991 with a Bachelor’s of Management degree concentrated in Marketing as a major.  The University of Lethbridge, also known as U of L, is a relatively young institution, having been established in 1967.  Lethbridge offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with special expertise in areas of neuroscience through the Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience and its leadership in water research.  Kowalchuk studied Marketing under Lethbridge’s Faculty of Management and participated in the Co-op Program with Alberta Treasury Branch and Time Air, as well as participating in the University of Queens business case competition.

Richard Kowalchuk lives and works today in Medicine Hat in southeast Alberta in Canada.  Medicine Hat came in as the sixth largest city in Alberta in 2016 census results, with a population of 63,230.  Medicine Hat is strategically located at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway, the Crowsnest Highway and the South Saskatchewan River.  Medicine Hat’s nickname is The Gas City, so named for the large natural gas fields which lie beneath its surface.  Medicine Hat, so named for a Blackfoot Native American tribal word which indicates the eagle tail feather headdress of medicine men, has been a natural gathering place since the days of the Blackfoot, Cree and Assiniboine residencies in the valley.

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Richard Kowalchuk Medicine Hat: New Ventures and Opportunities

Richard Kowalchuk is the Chief Operating Officer for EnerStar, a provider of accommodation solutions to the energy industry. With offices in Medicine Hat, Alberta and five locations throughout the United States, the company rents fully equipped well-site trailers and other portable living quarters used in the oil and gas industries.

As the company COO, Richard Kowalchuk looks for new ventures and opportunities for the company. “I have been involved in all new startup innovations and property development,” he explains. “I work with management in forecasting and budgeting new and existing growth opportunities.”

He began working for EnerStar as a contract Vice President of Special Projects in 2010. His job at that time was to develop real estate for EnerStar operations in the Bakken Oilfield in North Dakota. He later developed a manufacturing facility to build procedures and building practices for the manufacturing side of the business. He became COO in 2016, tasked with developing and moving EnerStar through a downturn in the energy industry, by turning the company into an integrated oilfield service company. In addition to accommodations rentals, EnerStar now provides water, sewer services, remote communications systems, and surface rentals. He is credited with reducing the company’s operating budget by sixty percent, while maintaining high levels of customer and employee satisfaction.

When he isn’t at work, Richard Kowalchuk of Medicine Hat is interested in cooking and reading. He is active in community, and is also a fan of the Denver Broncos. He attended the University of Lethbridge in Alberta.