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SENIOR MANAGEMENT

 

Walter G. "Gil" Goodrich

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Walter G. "Gil" Goodrich became Chairman of the Board in May, 2015. He served as Vice Chairman of our Board since 2003 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since 1995. Mr. Goodrich was Goodrich Oil Company's Vice President of Exploration from 1985 to 1989 and its President from 1989 to 1995. He joined Goodrich Oil Company, which held interests in and served as operator of various properties owned by a predecessor of the Company, as an exploration geologist in 1980. Gil Goodrich is the son of Henry Goodrich, our late Chairman - Emeritus. He has served as a director since 1995.

 

Robert C. Turnham, Jr.

President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Turnham has served as the Company's Chief Operating Officer since 1995 and became President and Chief Operating Officer in 2003. He has held various positions in the oil and natural gas business since 1981. From 1981 to 1984, Mr. Turnham served as a financial analyst for Pennzoil. In 1984 he formed Turnham Interests, Inc. to pursue oil and natural gas investment opportunities. From 1993 to 1995, he was a partner in and served as President of Liberty Production Company, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company.

 

Mark E. Ferchau

Executive Vice President

Mr. Ferchau became Executive Vice President of the Company in 2004. He had previously served as the Company's Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations, after initially joining the Company as a Vice President in 2001. Mr. Ferchau previously served as Production Manager for Forcenergy Inc. from 1997 to 2001 and as Vice President, Engineering of Convest Energy Corporation from 1993 to 1997. Prior thereto, Mr. Ferchau held various positions with Wagner & Brown, Ltd. and other independent oil and gas companies.


Michael J. Killelea

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Killelea joined the Company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 2009 and was named Executive Vice President in 2016. Mr. Killelea has almost 30 years of experience in the energy industry. In 2008, he served as interim- Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Maxus Energy Corporation. Prior to that time, Mr. Killelea was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Pogo Producing Company from 2000 through 2007. Mr. Killelea held various positions within the law department at CMS Energy Corporation from 1988 to 2000, including Chief Counsel at CMS Oil & Gas Company from 1995 to 2000.

 

Robert T. Barker

Vice President, Controller and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Barker joined the company in 2007 as Manager, Financial Reporting and has held various positions within the Accounting Department with increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. He was named Interim Chief Financial Officer in April 2016 and named Chief Financial Officer in January 2017. Mr. Barker has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Barker was Controller for Cygnus Oil and Gas Corporation. Mr. Barker is a certified public accountant and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Houston.

 

Clarke A. Denney

Senior Vice President, Drilling

Mr. Denney became Senior Vice President – Drilling of the Company in 2012. He had previously been the Company's Vice President-Drilling since 2011. Mr. Denney began working for the Company in 2006 as a contract senior drilling engineer. He joined the Company as Drilling Manager in 2008. Prior to Goodrich Petroleum, Mr. Denney was a senior drilling engineering consultant for Danish Oil and Natural Gas Company from 2002 through 2005. Mr. Denney previously worked as a senior drilling engineer for Carrizo Oil and Gas and El Paso Corporation from 2000 through 2002 and prior to that, held various engineering positions with increasing levels of responsibility in the mid-continent and gulf regions of the U.S.A. and Norway with Phillips Petroleum Company.

 

Timothy D. Lane

Senior Vice President, Land and Planning Administration

Mr. Lane joined the Company in 2009 as Manager of Land & Planning Administration and was named Vice President of Land & Planning Administration in 2012. Mr. Lane started his oil and gas career with Superior Oil Company and has almost 30 years of experience in the energy industry with companies such as El Paso Merchant Energy and BP North America Gas & Power as well as private oil and gas exploration companies.


Thomas S. Nemec

Senior Vice President, Operations

Mr. Nemec joined the Company as Senior Project Manager in 2004 and was named Vice President – Project Management in 2006 and Senior Vice President of Operations in 2008. He served as Completion Specialist – Mid-Continent Business Unit for ChevronTexaco from 2002 until joining the Company in 2004. From 1980 to 2002, Mr. Nemec held various positions with Texaco (Getty) in production, drilling and completion operations for fields throughout East Texas, South Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico.


Darrell Knight

Vice President, Production

Mr. Knight became Vice President of Production in 2010. He previously served as Production Manager from 2004 through 2010, after initially joining the company as Senior Production Engineer in 2002. Mr. Knight has 35 years of experience as a reservoir and production engineer, working in the Gulf Coast Region, including Texas, Louisiana, and Federal offshore properties.

 

Rusty Mondelli

Vice President, Information Technology

Mr. Mondelli joined the Company in 2007 as Vice President of Information Technology. Mr. Mondelli’s oil and gas industry experience includes a concentration of energy systems design and development, financial system implementation and technology project management. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mondelli was Director of Global Technology for ATP Oil and Gas Corporation. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Mondelli was Director of Business Systems and Development for CMS Oil and Gas Company where he was responsible for application design and support for over 400 users.

 

Leslee M. Ranly

Vice President, Human Resources & Administration

Ms. Ranly joined the Company as Director of Human Resources, Corporate Secretary in 2006 and was named Vice President – Human Resources and Administration in 2009. Ms. Ranly has 30 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Ranly served as Vice President Human Resources & Corporate Secretary for Mission Resources Corporation.