Enerplus announces vice president retirement and appointment of new chief operating officer
Ray Daniels has announced his retirement after more than 35 years in the energy industry
Enerplus has announced the retirement of Ray Daniels as Senior Vice President, Operations and People & Culture after more than 35 years in the energy industry, including 12 years with Enerplus. Mr. Daniels will remain in his current position until he formally retires in April 2020.
In conjunction with Mr. Daniels' retirement, the Company also announced that it has hired Wade Hutchings as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hutchings' appointment is effective February 11, 2020.
Mr. Hutchings has spent 20 years in the upstream oil and gas business in various technical and leadership positions. Most recently Mr. Hutchings was Senior Vice President, Exploration & Production at Devon Energy Corporation between 2017 and 2019. Mr. Hutchings previously spent 17 years at Marathon Oil Company in various roles including Regional Vice President, Mid-Continent from 2013 to 2017.
"Ray has been an impactful member of our leadership team and I want to thank him for his many contributions to Enerplus," said Ian C. Dundas, President & Chief Executive Officer of Enerplus. "Ray played a valuable role in establishing our strong operational track record and in the successful execution of our business strategy. He was also instrumental in advancing our culture of accountability. We wish him the best in retirement."