CALGARY – Pengrowth Energy Corp. says it has appointed Pete Sametz as president and CEO to replace Derek Evans, who is retiring as of March 14.
Chairman Kel Johnston says Sametz was selected for his extensive experience in steam-driven oilsands and heavy oil operations — key skills, given Pengrowth’s Lindbergh oilsands project in eastern Alberta.
Evans was promoted from chief operating officer to CEO of Calgary-based Pengrowth in September 2009.
He is to continue in an advisory role until June 30 to provide support during the leadership transition.
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