Leadership Team

Graeme Feltham, P.Eng., MBA – President

Graeme Feltham began his role as the President in 2020, bringing over 25 years of experience in the natural gas industry. Before joining Apex, Graeme held various executive positions in the gas distribution industry, where he led teams in operations, construction, engineering, customer experience, and innovation. Graeme also led a team driving initiatives in renewable natural gas, hydrogen blending and other decarbonization projects. He is currently on the Canadian Gas Association Board of Directors. He is a past Chair of the Canadian Standards Association’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry Systems Strategic Steering Committee and an Executive Board member of Pipeline Research Council International.

Graeme holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Alberta. He has also completed the Ivey Executive Program and is a Professional Engineer.

Daina Makarenko, P. Eng. – Vice President, Operations and Engineering

Daina Makarenko is the Vice President of Operations and Engineering. Daina oversees the design, construction, maintenance, and safe and reliable operations of Apex’s distribution system. Before this role, she was the Director of Engineering Services, responsible for Engineering, Planning, Land, GIS, Business Development, and Innovation. Daina also has Operations experience as District Supervisor of Distribution Operations for Leduc, Apex’s largest district, and design experience in Engineering. Daina is currently a member of the Canadian Gas Association Standing Committee on Operations and Safety.

Daina holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a Professional Engineer.

Daina was nominated in 2021 for the Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) Emerging Leaders award.

Mike Stock, CPA, CA – Vice President, Financial Services & Regulatory Affairs

Mike Stock is the Vice President of Financial Services & Regulatory Affairs, overseeing all financial services and regulatory operations for AUI. Prior to this role, Mike has also overseen the organization’s accounting and customer relations operations, including financial reporting, internal controls, budget and planning, tax, gas settlement, billing, and the call centre. Since joining Apex in 2005, Mike has served in increasingly senior financial leadership roles, and has appeared before the Alberta Utilities Commission as a company witness or representative for a number of major regulatory proceedings and Government of Alberta initiatives.

Mike is a member of the Canadian Gas Association Standing Committee on Regulatory Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

Dan Paquette – Vice President, Corporate Services & Stakeholder Relations

Dan Paquette is Vice President Corporate Services & Stakeholder Relations. Dan oversees corporate services; environment, health, & safety; business development; customer relations; and communications. He has spent the last 14 years with Apex Utilities, beginning as an asset management technician and transitioning through a number of areas to gain a deep understanding of the natural gas industry with a critical focus on ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of service to our customers.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and diplomas in both Public Relations and Management. He spends most of his free time trying to keep his wife and three children happy, and occasionally sneaking away to catch a fish or two.