PERSONNEL MOVES AND PROMOTIONS: US, Canadian oil and gas companies gain new executives

Several US and Canadian oil and gas companies have recently announced changes in their executive leadership.Amerada Hess Corp. Chairman and CEO John B. Hess will also assume the responsibilities of president and chief operating officer for the company temporarily, following the resignation of Sam Laidlaw from those positions, effective the end of this month. Laidlaw, who worked for Amerada Hess for 20 years, said he left to pursue other professional opportunities in the UK. Before serving in his most recent position with the company, Laidlaw served as head of Amerada Hess's UK, Norway, and international operations.Dan O. Dinges has been named president and chief operating officer of C...

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