John Forgeron, P.Eng.
John Forgeron is a co-owner and the President of Compass.
John joined the Company in 2005, and created multiple privately financed, oilfield rental companies. In 2008, he merged three of these businesses into Compass Compression.
The entrepreneurial spirit and drive for innovation shared by John and his partners helped Compass win E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011, and together they have established Compass as a leading provider of compression and process systems around the world, with more than 350 employees.
As the leader of Compass’ industry-renowned Executive Team, John has successfully steered the company through the highs and lows of the industry and has spearheaded many strategic moves to ensure the continued success and growth of the company.
This includes evolving the business from Compass Compression to Compass, a diverse company offering five integrated business divisions. In 2020, John and his partners, made the industry-changing move to acquire the U.S. compression assets of Exterran Corporation, which significantly increased Compass’ U.S. footprint and gave the business a remarkable 60-year legacy of compression excellence to build upon.
In 2020, Compass also regained focus on equipment finance options for clients, with the creation of Northbase Finance.
John is dedicated to having the best talent in the industry working at Compass, and he and the entire Compass team are focused on providing clients with expert solutions, exceptional experiences, and extraordinary results.
John has been in the gas compression industry since 1991 and is a recognized industry expert. Before joining Compass Compression, he held positions at Enerflex Systems and Toromont Industries.