By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 23 -- Callon Petroleum Co., Natchez, Miss., has elevated Gary A. Newberry as senior vice-president, operations. He was vice-president of production and development.
Steven B. Hinchman, formerly executive vice-president and chief operating officer, will leave the company at the end of September to assume the position of chief executive officer at another E&P company.
Newberry joined Callon in April to execute a new business strategy adopted in late 2009 and has helped the company further diversify its onshore asset base, expand resource potential, and build an inventory of long-life onshore oil projects in the Permian basin and low-cost, high-return projects in unconventional gas shale plays like the Haynesville.
Before joining Callon, Newberry was operations manager and managed production and drilling operations in the Midcontinent, Rockies, Alaska, and the Permian basin for Marathon Oil Co., having retired from Marathon after 33 years of service.