​Pembina appoints new execs to lead bigger company: This week’s HR news

Pembina Pipeline CEO Mick Dilger. Image: Pembina Pipeline

Here is a list of human resources highlights as appeared in the Daily Oil Bulletin for the week ending Jan. 5, 2018:

Former Exxon executive named to Suncor board

Dennis Houston, whose career spanned nearly 36 years at Exxon Mobil Corporation from 1974 to 2010, has joined Suncor Energy Inc.’s board of directors.

At the time of his retirement from ExxonMobil, Houston served as executive vice-president, refining and supply, where he helped form and build a global supply and transportation business for the company. He also oversaw the optimization of more than 35 refineries, the buying and selling of crude oil and cargo products, and distribution, pipeline operations and marine transportation.

Pembina Pipeline evolves management structure

Pembina Pipeline Corporation has appointed individuals to newly created positions as a result of it recent $9.4-billion acquisition of Veresen Inc. and placement of $8 billion of new assets into service.

Jason Wiun will serve as senior vice-president and chief operating officer, pipelines, while Jaret Sprott is now senior VP and COO, facilities. Stu Taylor is senior VP marketing and new ventures and corporate development officer, and Paul Murphy is senior VP and corporate services officer.

“Given the enhanced scale and scope of Pembina's business and considering the future needs of both the company and the North American energy industry, Pembina's management structure is evolving to position it for continued success,” Pembina said in a statement.

Obsidian appoints board director

Obsidian Energy Ltd. has appointed Edward H. Kernaghan, who has a background in financial services, to the company’s board of directors.

A long-term Obsidian shareholder, Kernaghan has more than 15 years experience in the financial services business. Currently, he is a partner at Kernaghan & Partners and is president of Kernwood Limited. He also serves on many other TSX-listed company boards. Previously, he was the executive vice-president at Kernaghan Securities, which is a firm he started along with his father, Ted Kernaghan, in 2001.