By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 14 -- Linn Energy LLC, Houston, appointed Mark E. Ellis president, succeeding Michael C. Linn. Ellis is also chief operating officer.
Linn will continue as chairman and chief executive officer.
Ellis, a 28-year veteran of the North American oil and gas industry, joined Linn Energy in 2006 as executive vice-president and chief operating officer. Before that he was senior vice-president of North American production for Burlington Resources Inc. and president of Burlington Canada Ltd.