About Us

Since incorporating in 2003, Great North has been the fastest growing wellhead and frac company in Western Canada. Our formula is simple. We listen to our customers and provide them with the highest quality, most reliable, cost-efficient wellhead and frac products and solutions. Additionally, we then stand by them with industry leading service and support.

Great North Wellhead & Frac is part of the Redco Group. Along with our sister companies, we are Western Canada’s leading, full-service provider of custom-manufactured wellheads and comprehensive field support.

In 2023, Great North was acquired by Dril-Quip based in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1981, Dril-Quip is a
global supplier of highly engineered equipment, innovative technologies, multi-national manufacturing
capabilities and extensive field service support. This acquisition grants Great North access to expanded
manufacturing opportunities, an extensive engineering team and a global supply chain footprint. For Dril-
Quip, this is a significant milestone as it expands their market offerings and geographical presence,
presenting new growth opportunities to further strengthen their position in the industry.

Our Priorities

Environmental Social Governance

We strive to be industry stewards through progressive sustainable initiatives.

Quality, Health & Safety

We prioritize quality, health and safety through continuous best practice reviews and improvements.

Mission

Create unique value for our customers with pressure control products and services that exceed expectations. We listen to our customers and provide them with high-quality, reliable products and solutions that meet their needs. We then stand by them with industry-leading service and support.

Vision

Be the pressure control solution partner of choice for the energy industry.

Our Team

Stephen Forberg

Vice President – Great North

Steve started Redco Equipment Sales over 20 years ago, founded on the strategy of remanufacturing and reselling wellhead components. He quickly expanded his manufacturing and supply offering, which eventually led to the formation of Great North in 2006. Steve’s constant focus on customer service has resulted in a market-leading wellhead and completions technology company in Canada.

David Wootton

Operations Director

Mr. Wootton has been the President of the Redco Group since 2017. Prior thereto he was the Business Development Director for TechnipFMC for Latin America, the USA and Canada. Mr Wootton has more than 37 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has held numerous senior management positions including General Manager Canada for a multinational surface wellhead and frac organization.

Greg Dowell

Finance Director

Greg joined Great North in 2019, with more than 20 years in finance roles in the energy industry. He plays a key leadership role at Great North supporting the growth of the company by drawing on his experience in the operational finance, strategy, treasury and financial reporting. He has a chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Caren Steele

Sales Manager

Caren got her start in the wellhead industry in 2000 working as a Project Engineer. She took on many operational and technical sales roles supporting the shale and heavy oil markets before joining Great North in 2017. Caren has been managing the sales team since 2019 and has been a professional member of APEGA since 2006.

Jim Lovin

Operations Manager

Jim began his career in operations in 2005, developing expertise across many disciplines in the wellhead sector, including field service, asset management, manufacturing, and senior leadership. He has many years of experience working with major wellhead OEMs. In 2018, Jim joined Great North and manages the operations in Edmonton and eight other branch operations across Western Canada.

Matthew Webster

Engineering, QA & HSE Manager

Matthew brings more than 20 years of wellhead and pressure control product design, development, and engineering management experience to the team. After Matthew graduated from the University of Alberta, he held several roles in the wellhead industry including Product Manager, Engineering Manager, Quality Manager, and Design Engineer. Matthew has been a professional member of APEGA since 2002 and joined Great North in 2021. 

Industry Awards

Cenovus Energy logo

2015

Cenovus Health & Safety Stewardship Award

Certificates & Memberships

Quality

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

Safety

Alberta Construction Safety Association Certificate of Recognition

Quality

API-License

API Licence

membership

ComplyWorks Membership

Membership

IsNetWorld Membership

PERMIT

APEGGA Certification