New Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Doug Lawler continues to put his stamp on the Oklahoma City oil and natural gas company.
Regulatory filings show Chesapeake has added two former Anadarko Petroleum Corp. executives this month after cutting ties with four longtime executives who had served under co-founder Aubrey McClendon.
Lawler joined Chesapeake in June after 25 years with Anadarko and Kerr-McGee Corp, the Oklahoma City company Anadarko acquired in 2006.
He now has been joined by former Anadarko colleagues Chris Doyle and Jason Pigott. They started at Chesapeake two days after the company fired Steve Dixon, Jeff Fisher, Steve Miller and Martha Burger, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The departing employees were executive vice presidents or higher. Dixon had been Chesapeake's interim CEO after McClendon left the company in April after losing a power struggle with its new board.
Doyle, Anadarko's former vice president of operations, is senior vice president of operations for Chesapeake's northern division, while Pigott is senior vice president of operations for the company's southern division. He had been general manager of Anadarko's team in south Texas' oil-rich Eagle Ford Shale.
Over the next three years, both men will receive more than 141,000 shares of Chesapeake stock, worth about $3.7 million at Thursday's closing price of $25.95, according to the filings.
Chesapeake spokesman Jim Gipson said Thursday the company had no comment on the moves.
Chesapeake's website also reveals promotions for three other company executives. John M. Kapchinske, John K. Reinhart and Jennifer Grigsby have been elevated to senior vice president positions.
Kapchinske is senior vice president of exploration and subsurface technology. He had been the company's senior vice president for geoscience since 2011.
Reinhart is senior vice president of operations and technical services. He had been vice president of operations for Chesapeake's eastern division since 2009.
Grigsby, who had been Chesapeake's corporate secretary since 2007, is senior vice president for corporate and strategic planning.