Brian Harschnitz

Engineer, Proton Technologies


Brian recently retired after more than 36 years in the oil and gas industry, the last 26 of which was focussed on development of Alberta’s immense oil sands resource. He has extensive experience with SAGD, starting with roles on the technical and management committees for AOSTRA’s UTF, and culminating with a lead role as Executive Vice President for Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited (JACOS) in the successful development of the Hangingstone Expansion Project. Prior to his 17 plus years with JACOS, he held positions in corporate planning, operations, joint ventures and projects with Imperial Oil.

He is currently a Director of JACOS


Professional Engineer province of Alberta
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Ontario MBA Queen’s University