- Don C. Klapko, President and Chief Executive Officer
- John Chimahusky, Senior VP and COO
- Scott A. Smalling, Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer
- Mark L. Rupert, P.E., Vice President
- Richard F. Dixon, VP Land
Don C. Klapko, President and Chief Executive Officer
Don Klapko has over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience with the last fourteen years directly involved at the executive management level. Mr. Klapko was appointed President and CEO of Enterra Energy Trust, Equal's predecessor in June 2008. Prior to that, he was President and Director of Trigger Resources Ltd., a private exploration and production company, and also was the Vice President of Operations at Rio Alto Exploration Ltd. Earlier, Mr. Klapko worked in various technical and supervisory positions in oil and gas facilities, mechanical and operations functions. Mr. Klapko holds a Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma from Kelsey Institute in Saskatchewan.
John Chimahusky, Senior VP and COO
John Chimahusky is a petroleum geologist with over 25 years of domestic and international oil and gas industry experience. Most recently, he was President of Kirkpatrick Oil Company, Inc., a private exploration and production company based in Oklahoma City which has assets primarily in the Mid-Continent and Permian Basin. Prior to that Mr. Chimahusky had a 25-year career with ConocoPhillips and its predecessor, Phillips Petroleum Company. He held various senior positions in Oklahoma, Texas and Norway, culminating as Exploration Manager, Former Soviet Union. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Geology from the University of Mississippi and a Masters degree in Geology from Memphis State University. Mr. Chimahusky joined Enterra in December 2007, prior to the trust's conversion to Equal Energy.
Scott A. Smalling, Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer
Scott Smalling is a Chartered Financial Analyst with more than 12 years of oil and gas experience. Prior to joining Equal Energy in February, 2013, Mr. Smalling held various roles at Devon Energy Corporation, gaining experience in the areas of investor relations, corporate finance and treasury. Most recently, Mr. Smalling held the position of Treasury Manager. Mr. Smalling graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Finance.
Mark L. Rupert, P.E., Vice President
Mr. Rupert is a Professional Petroleum Engineer with over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience, most recently as Operations Manager of Ward Petroleum Corporation, a private exploration and production company based in Oklahoma with assets in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins. Mr. Rupert has also held various managerial and technical positions specializing in drilling and operating activities in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. Mr. Rupert has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He joined Enterra in January 2008, approximately 30 months prior to the conversion to Equal Energy.
Richard F. Dixon, VP Land
Richard Dixon is a Petroleum Landman with over 32 years of diverse land management experience in both public and independently owned exploration and production companies. Since 1990 Mr. Dixon held the position of Vice President of Land for Cheyenne Petroleum Company, a private exploration and production company located in Oklahoma with production in numerous states and Canadian provinces, both onshore and offshore. Mr. Dixon received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. He joined Altex Energy Corporation in May 2009.