CALGARY, July 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Gran Tierra Energy Inc. ("Gran Tierra Energy")
(NYSE MKT: GTE) (TSX: GTE), a company focused on oil exploration and
production in South America, today announces management changes.
Shane O'Leary, Gran Tierra Energy's Chief Operating Officer ("COO"), has
elected to retire. Duncan Nightingale, currently President, Gran Tierra Energy
Colombia, will be promoted to COO to replace Mr. O'Leary. Adrian Coral,
currently Senior Operations Manager, Gran Tierra Energy Colombia, will be
promoted to President, Gran Tierra Energy Colombia to replace Mr. Nightingale.
"Shane has played a key role in the successful growth of Gran Tierra Energy
over the past five years, and he has been an influential factor in creating
Gran Tierra Energy's positive reputation in the industry. Similarly, Duncan
has been a guiding influence on the continued success of our Colombia business
in recent years," said Dana Coffield, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Gran Tierra Energy. "Adrian Coral has held progressively responsible positions
in the Gran Tierra Energy Colombia business unit and brings significant
experience from other multinational companies to build on our success,"
O'Leary added, "Gran Tierra Energy has the unique combination of great people
and high impact projects. It's been a great experience being part of the
growth story over the past five years and I look forward to following the
success of the company going forward."
To ensure a smooth transition, there will be a one month overlap of positions.
Specifically Mr. O'Leary will retire on October 1, 2014, with Mr. Nightingale
taking on the COO role effective September 1, 2014. Adrian moves into the
President, Gran Tierra Energy Colombia role on August 1, 2014, providing a one
month overlap with Mr. Nightingale.
Mr. Nightingale is a professional Geologist with a total of 32 years of
corporate head office and resident in-country international operating
experience, spanning all aspects of managing exploration programs, development
and production operations, new business ventures, portfolio management and
strategic planning. Mr. Nightingale joined Gran Tierra Energy in 2009, where
he served in Gran Tierra Energy's Calgary, Canada office as its Vice President
of Exploration from 2009 to 2011 and was promoted to President of Gran Tierra
Energy Colombia in August 2011. Mr. Nightingale graduated from the University
of Nottingham in the U.K. with a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in
Mr. Coral is a professional Engineer with a total of 18 years of experience in
the oil and gas industry. Mr. Coral joined Gran Tierra Energy in 2006 as an
operations engineer in Gran Tierra Energy Colombia, and was promoted to Senior
Operations Manager of Gran Tierra Energy Colombia in 2013. Mr. Coral
graduated from the Universidad de América - Bogotá D.C. with a degree in
Petroleum Engineering and from the School of Business Management - Bogotá D.C
with a degree in Project Management.
About Gran Tierra Energy Inc.
Gran Tierra Energy is an international oil and gas exploration and production
company, headquartered in Calgary, Canada, incorporated in the United States,
trading on the NYSE MKT (GTE) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (GTE), and
operating in South America. Gran Tierra Energy holds interests in producing
and prospective properties in Colombia, Peru, and Brazil. Gran Tierra Energy
has a strategy that focuses on establishing a portfolio of producing
properties, plus production enhancement and exploration opportunities to
provide a base for future growth.
Gran Tierra Energy's Securities and Exchange Commission filings are available
on a web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at
http://www.sec.gov and on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com.
SOURCE Gran Tierra Energy Inc.
For investor and media inquiries please contact: Jason Crumley Director,
Investor Relations 403-265-3221 firstname.lastname@example.org www.grantierra.com
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