PERSONNEL MOVES AND PROMOTIONS: US independents name top executives

Two US independents recently named new top executives.Rene G. Daigre Jr. has been named president and CEO of Denver-based Ensign Oil & Gas Inc.Daigre joined Ensign in April 2000 and has served as executive vice-president and chief operating officer since January 2001. He has 25 years of industry experience, which includes holding positions of senior management with Ocean Energy Inc., Houston, and numerous engineering and management positions with Unocal Corp. and Petro-Lewis Corp., Golden, Colo.Daigre succeeds Jerry M. Staggs, who has held the position of CEO and president for the last 11 years.Separately, Jake Taylor has been named chairman of Ensign. Taylor succeeds J.C. Mendel, who has...

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