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Callon Petroleum names CEO, chairman

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Staff Writer | Natchez, Mass., USA | May 26, 2017
Callon PetroleumMay 26, 2017, Natchez, Mass., USA - Callon Petroleum Company announced that it has appointed Joseph Gatto Jr. as chief executive officer and L. Richard Flury as non-executive chairman.
Joseph Gatto Jr. worked closely alongside late Fred Callon Callon since 2012 as the Company executed an aggressive growth strategy in the Permian Basin that significantly transformed the Company.

Prior to joining Callon, Mr. Gatto held various positions in the financial advisory and energy investment banking groups of Merrill Lynch & Co., Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc. and MarchWire Capital, LLC, which he founded.

Mr. Gatto graduated from Cornell University with a BS degree and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA.

L. Richard Flury has served on the Board since 2004 and currently serves on the Company's Audit, Compensation and Strategic Planning and Reserves Committees.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Flury spent over 30 years with Amoco Corporation, and later, BP p.l.c., most recently as Chief Executive, Gas and Power and Renewables.

Mr. Flury is also a director and the non-executive Chairman of Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, N.V.

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