Coterra Energy Inc., a Houston-based company with operations in Oklahoma announced this week the naming of a new President and CEO.
The Board of Directors appointed Thomas E. Jordan to the position but it won’t be effective until Jan. 1, 2023. He’ll succeed Dan O. Dinges, who will remain as Chairman of the Executive Committee.
“I want to express my appreciation to the Board, to the management team and to all of our employees for their collective efforts this past year in setting Coterra on the path to success,” said Dan Dinges, Executive Chairman. “I am grateful for the experience. I know under Tom’s leadership the Company will continue to be an industry leader.”
Dinges served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President from May 2002 until the completion of the merger with Cimarex on October 1, 2021, bringing decades of executive management experience in the oil and gas exploration and production business and a deep knowledge of operations. He also oversaw an era of tremendous growth for the Company.
Dinges joined the Company in September 2001 as Chief Operating Officer and President after a successful 20-year career in various management positions with the predecessor to Noble Energy, Inc.
Jorden was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in October 2021 in connection with the consummation of the merger with Cimarex. At Cimarex, he began serving as Executive Vice President of Exploration when the company was formed in 2002. In 2011, he became Chief Executive Officer and President of Cimarex and then Chairman of the Board in 2012.