Dan Themig is CEO and CTO of Packers Plus Energy Services. His company has pioneered many revolutionary technologies allowing producers to economically access reserves in unconventional plays using horizontal wells. The first such solution which made these processes economical was the 2001 invention of the StackFRAC® open hole multi-stage completion system by Packers Plus Energy Services. Dan has a B.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Oklahoma State University, holds more than 50 patents worldwide and has received the 2010 SPE Meritorious Engineering Award, the 2012 Sproule Innovation and Achievement award. His company won E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year (both Prairies and for all of Canada) in 2009.