Executive shakeup at Cardinal Energy: This week's HR news

Here is a list of human resources highlights as appeared in the Daily Oil Bulletin for the week ending Nov. 10, 2017:

Cardinal president departs; company makes management changes

Cardinal Energy Ltd. has announced the immediate departure of Shane Peet, president of Cardinal. Scott Ratushny, Cardinal’s chief executive officer, will resume the president role — a position he previously held until May 11, 2015.

Also, the company has announced that Robert Wollmann will join the company as senior vice-president, exploration. effective Nov. 15. Wollmann has more than 30 years of geotechnical, executive and governance experience, contributing to the growth and management of multiple producers.

Dale Orton has also been promoted to chief operating officer. Orton has been a vice-president with Cardinal since Dec. 1, 2016, and was previously senior vice-president of development of a mid-cap oil and gas company. Orton has 20-plus years of experience in the oil and gas industry focusing on reservoir exploitation, business development, and operations, within both large and junior public oil and gas companies.

Jason Laforge has been promoted to vice-president, central. Laforge has been with Cardinal since September 2014 and has been area manager of the central area that encompasses its Wainwright and Chauvin operating assets.

Thompson resigns from Marquee

Marquee Energy Ltd. has announced the resignation of Richard Thompson as president, chief executive officer and director of the company.

With the responsibilities of president and CEO, William Roach will continue as the interim executive chairman of the board of directors at the Calgary-based junior energy company.

TransCanada appoints Thierry Vandal as director

TransCanada Corporation has appointed Thierry Vandal as a new independent director. He has more than 30 years of experience in the North American power and utility industry.

Currently serving as president of Axium Infrastructure US, Inc. and as a director of Axium Infrastructure Inc., in addition to holding positions on the board of directors of Royal Bank of Canada and the international advisory board of École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) Montréal, Vandal most recently served as a HEC director.

Previously, he also served as president and chief executive officer of Hydro-Québec from 2005 to 2015, as chairman of BioFuelNet Canada from 2013 to 2015, and as a director of Veresen Inc. from 2015 to 2017.

Birchcliff board appointment

Debbie Gerlach has been named to Birchcliff Energy Ltd.’s board of directors. The accountant was also named to the board’s audit committee, the reserves evaluation committee and the compensation committee.

Before retiring in September, Gerlach was a partner with Deloitte LLP for 21 years where she practised in the assurance and advisory group. She worked with many public oil and gas companies in her 35-year career with the firm. Gerlach holds a bachelor of commerce and master of business administration, both from the University of Calgary.

Raging River makes management appointment

Raging River Exploration Inc. has appointed Jonathan Grimwood as vice-president of exploration. He most recently held senior management positions with a junior Canadian energy producer.

Grimwood brings more than 20 years of geo-technical and senior management experience. He will concentrate on new venture opportunities and business development.

Mark Little appointed Suncor COO

Suncor Energy Inc. has appointed its current president of upstream, Mark Little, as the company’s new chief operating officer, effective Dec. 1.

As COO, Little will be responsible for all of operations and many of the corporate services of the company. This appointment comes on the eve of first oil at Suncor’s Fort Hills mine and reflects the continuing focus to capture value from the increased integration of the company’s operations.

Board changes for Eagle Energy

Eagle Energy Inc. has appointed Wayne Wisniewski, president and chief executive officer, as a fifth director. He will not receive additional compensation as a result of being a director.

David Fitzpatrick, the lead independent director and former chair of the board, has advised the board that he will be retiring as a director of Eagle on Jan. 1, 2018. Fitzpatrick has led Eagle’s board since the company’s inception.