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January 8, 2019 in News & Media

Oil and Gas Investor Journal – Forty Under 40

Preng & Associates is proud to have sponsored the 2018 Forty Under 40 for the Oil and Gas Investor Journal. We congratulate the honorees! Read More...
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January 8, 2019 in News & Media

Boutique Energy Executive Search Firm Bests the Big Guys

Our President & Founder, David Preng, discusses our search capabilities for Fortune Magazine.
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An Interview with David Preng

People On the Move

Crescent Point Energy * Placement

James Craddock will join as Board Director.

NiSource Inc.

Kevin Kabat was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.

William H. Avery was appointed as President.

Halcón Resources Corporation

Carin Barth was appointed as Board Director.

Madalena Energy Inc.

Alejandro Augusto Penafiel was appointed as Vice President Growth and Capital.

MODEC, Inc.

Hiroshi Yakame was appointed as Executive Officer.

Rosehill Resources Inc. * Placement

David French was appointed as President and CEO.

Independent Oil and Gas Plc. * Placement

Esa Ikaheimonen was appointed to the Board as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director.

Equitrans Midstream

Stephen Moore was appointed as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Energy Transfer Operating, L.P.

Bradford D. Whitehurst was appointed as Board Director.

Lucid Energy Group

Donald R. Sinclair and Michael A. Creel were appointed as Board Directors.

Deep Down, Inc.

David J. Douglas and Neal I. Goldman were appointed as Board Directors.

Ensco Rowan Plc.

Carl G. Trowell was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board.

Ensco Rowan Plc.

Thomas P. Burke was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.

Chaparral Energy, Inc.

Marcus Rowland was appointed as Board Director.

Georgia Power Company

Thomas M. Holder was appointed as Board Director.

Penn Virginia Corporation

Brian Steck was appointed as Board Director.

Altus Midstream

Craig Collins was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Red Pine Petroleum Ltd

Michael Lerner was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Red Pine Petroleum Ltd

Matthew Fish was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Egdon Resources Plc.

Tim Davies was appointed as a Non-Executive Director.

Rose Petroleum Plc.

Robert Bensh was appointed Executive Chairman.

Vaalco Energy, Inc.

William R. Thomas was appointed to the Board of Directors.

BioPower Operations Corporation

Robert Kohn was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and President.

Blueknight Energy Partners  

D. Andrew Woodward was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd.

Gordon Trainor was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Cluff Natural Resources Plc.

Mark Lappin was appointed Chairman of the Board.

Delta Thermo Energy, Inc.

Javier Palomarez was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Aker BP

Marit Blaasmo was appointed as SVP for Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Quality.

Bristow Group Inc.

Christopher Gillette was appointed as Chief Accounting Officer.

Approach Resources, Inc.

Sergei Krylov was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Approach Resources, Inc.

Jim Crain was appointed Chairman of the Board.

Moreton Resources Ltd.

Phillip Bryant was appointed to the Board of Directors.

LNG Canada

Peter Zebedee was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Laredo Petroleum Inc.

Michael T. Beyer was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

Mitch Eichelberger was appointed as Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning & Technology.

Leeward Renewable Energy

Theodore D. Matula was appointed as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer.

Cairn Energy Plc.

Alison Wood is appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Otter Tail Power Company

Steve Schoeneck is appointed as Vice President, Customer Service.

Eagle Oil Holding Company Inc.

James A. Ware has been appointed as Director and Vice President of Solar Construction.

Covia Holdings Corporation

Rory F. O’Donnell Jr. has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer.

East West Petroleum Corp.

Mark Brown has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Rosehill Resources Inc.

Paul J. Ebner has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Victoria Oil & Gas Plc.

John Daniel and John Knight have been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Directors.

Snam S.p.A.

Luca Dal Fabbro has been appointed as Chairman of the Board.

East West Petroleum Corp.

Mark Brown has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc.

Mark D. Denny has been appointed as Senior Vice President and General Counsel & Secretary.

Nautilus Marine Services Plc.

Tedmond Wong and Weston Quasha have been appointed as Non-Executive Directors.

Painted Pony Energy Ltd

Elizabeth Spomer has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Neste Oyj

Matti Kähkönen has been elected as the new Chair of the Board of Directors.

Conocophillips

Robert A. Niblock has been appointed Lead Director.

QEP Resources, Inc. * Placement

Timothy “Tim” Cutt has been named President and CEO.

Delek US Holdings, Inc.* Placement

Vicky Sutil has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Zoltav Resources Inc.

Tigran Tagvoryan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

International Petroleum Corp.

Daniel Fitzgerald was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Elk Petroleum Ltd.

David Evans was appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Harvest Operations Corp.

Jaesou Shim was appointed Vice President, Strategy and A&D.

Tellurian Inc.

Octávio M.C. Simoes was appointed as Senior Advisor to the CEO.

Freedom Oil and Gas Ltd.

David Casey and Heath Sumrow were appointed as Board of Directors.

Diamond S Shipping Inc.

Kevin M. Kilcullen was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer.

Denbury Resources Inc.

Mary M. VanDeWeghe was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Schlumberger

Aaron Gatt Floridia was appointed as Senior Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer.

Tethys Oil AB

William Holland was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Valeura Energy Inc.

Kimberley Wood was appointed as an Independent Director.

Stamper Oil & Gas Corp.

John P. Ryan has been appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer.

Empire Energy Group Ltd.

Julian Rockett was appointed as Company Secretary.

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.

Aaron Milford was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

TETRA Technologies, Inc.

Richard D. O’Brien was appointed as Vice President – Finance & Global Controller and as the Principal Accounting Officer.

Texas American Resources, LLC

Ben Ellis was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Stamper Oil & Gas Corp.

John P. Ryan has been appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer.

TOTAL S.A.

Ladislas Paszkiewicz as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations.

Gulf Marine Services Plc.

Stuart Jackson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

SynTech Bioenergy, LLC

Garrett Pettingell has been as Chief Financial Officer.

Western Midstream Holdings, LLC

Amanda M. McMillian was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Baron Oil Plc.

Jon Ford has been appointed as Non-Executive Director.

Stamper Oil & Gas Corp.

Sam Eskandari has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Gulf Marine Services Plc.

Timothy Summers has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman.

Foresight Energy LP

Lesslie H. Ray has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Amplify Energy Corp.

Scott Hoffman has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Vaalco Energy, Inc.

Elizabeth Prochno has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Select Energy Services, Inc.

Mitchell Shauf has been appointed as as Executive Vice President, Water Services.

ExxonMobil Corporation

Alistair Geddes has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

ExxonMobil Corporation

Keith Palmer has been promoted to Executive Vice President – Product Lines.

InfraStrata Plc.

Malcom Groat has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and the Chair of the Audit Committee.

Encana Corporation

Corey D. Code has been appointed as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.

Blueknight Energy Partners

Mr. Michael McLanahan has been appointed as Chief Accounting Officer.

NexGen Energy Ltd.

Brad Wall has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

PXP Energy Corporation

Joseph H.P. Ng has been appointed as Non-Executive Director.

PetroChina Company

Hou Qijun has been appointed as President.

Sanchez Energy Corporation

Cameron W. George has been appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

U.S. Well Services, Inc.

Chris Wirtz has been appointed as Principal Accounting Officer.

American Biofuels Inc.

Keturah Nathe has been appointed to the Board of Directors and Interim CEO and President.

Divestco Inc.

Steve Sinclair-Smith has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Gazprom

Sergei Menshikov has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Hallador Energy Company

R. Todd Davis has been appointed as Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President.

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras

Andrea Marques de Almeida has been appointed as Chief Financial and Investor Relations Office.

Epic Gas Ltd.

Andreas Sohmen-Pao and Billy Chiu have been appointed as new directors of the company.

Legacy Reserves Inc.

William R. Granberry has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Harvest Oil & Gas Corp.

Tim Caflisch has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Tallgrass Energy, LP

William R. Moler has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.

Seaway Energy Services Inc.

Peter Espig has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Freehold Royalties Ltd.

David Spyker has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

AmeriGas Propane Inc.

Craig Dadamo has been appointed as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.

Cactus, Inc.

Stephen Tadlock has been appointed as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Range Resources Ltd.

Theo Eleftheriades will assume the role of Acting Chief Financial Officer.

Range Resources Ltd.

Evgenia Bezruchko will assume the role of Joint Company Secretary.

Capital Drilling Ltd.

Michael Rawlinson has been appointed as Non-Executive Director.

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