Berry Corp., Dallas, has made management succession plans, all effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Trem Smith, the company’s current board chairman, president, and chief executive officer, will become executive chairman.
Berry's current chief operating officer, Fernando Araujo, has been named chief executive officer and the position of chief operating officer will be eliminated.
Berry's current general counsel and corporate secretary, Danielle Hunter, will become president with responsibility for the legal, finance, human resources, and HSE functions.
Mike Helm, currently chief accounting officer, has been named chief financial officer and will maintain the chief accounting officer designation. Cary Baetz, Berry's current chief financial officer and member of the board, will remain at the company in his board role and as a special advisor until March 2023.