CALGARY, ALBERTA – January 31, 2024 - Pieridae Energy Limited (“Pieridae” or the “Company”) (TSX: PEA) is pleased to announce changes to its executive leadership team (“ELT”) focused on improving execution of the Company’s strategic objectives, cost reduction initiatives and sustainability. Following recent appointments, Pieridae’s ELT, reporting to Darcy Reding, President and Chief Executive Officer, is comprised of:

  • John Emery, Chief Operating Officer
    • Responsible for upstream and midstream operations including engineering & geoscience, production, facilities, health, safety & environment (“HSE”), environmental, social, & governance (“ESG”), drilling and completions, abandonment and reclamation, and reserves.
    • Mr. Emery has been with Pieridae since 2021, previously serving as Vice President, Operations and Interim COO. Mr. Emery holds a BSc (Petroleum Engineering) from Montana Technological University and has over 40 years of experience in the energy industry in Canada and internationally.
  • Adam Gray, Chief Financial Officer
    • Responsible for corporate finance and planning, financial reporting, production and financial accounting, treasury, investor relations, information technology, supply chain, and risk management. 
    • Mr. Gray joined Pieridae in 2020 and remains in his current role as Chief Financial Officer.
  • Paul Kunkel, Chief Commercial Officer
    • Responsible for commercial activities and strategy including commodity marketing, business development, land, joint ventures, and new venture development. This newly created executive position strengthens the Company’s focus on its customer-centric midstream business and bolsters its strategy to capture opportunities for value growth through commercial infrastructure utilization, M&A execution, and new business opportunities.
    • Mr. Kunkel joined the Company as CCO in September 2023, after serving as an advisor on strategy and corporate development since early 2022.  Mr. Kunkel is a CFA charter holder and has over 25 years of finance, corporate development, and management consulting experience.
  • Michelle Cooze, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
    • Responsible for legal services and corporate governance. 
    • Ms. Cooze has been practicing law for 25 years. She holds a BSc (Geog) from Memorial University and a JD from Dalhousie University. Before joining Pieridae, Ms. Cooze held roles at several Alberta-based, public and private energy companies. She is a Member of the Law Society of Alberta.
  • Michael Bartley, Vice President, Human Resources
    • Responsible for human resources, labour relations, office services and corporate communications.
    • Mr. Bartley has been with Pieridae since 2019 and remains in his current role as Vice President, Human Resources.

These changes conclude a planned leadership renewal process at Pieridae and ensure the Company retains strong continuity in leadership at all levels of the organization.

“I am extremely pleased to announce these important changes to the executive team at Pieridae”, said Darcy Reding, President and CEO. “The team we have assembled brings the right mix of technical skill, commercial acumen, and proven leadership ability that will enable Pieridae to execute its corporate strategy and create value for our shareholders.”


Pieridae is also pleased to announce strong December 2023 production rates of approximately 37,500 boe/d, reflecting, among other factors, a recovery of production following the conclusion of the Waterton turnaround in October 2023.  Average 2023 production was approximately 33,000 boe/d. 


Pieridae is a Canadian energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. The Company is a significant upstream producer of conventional natural gas, NGLs, condensate and sulphur from the Canadian Foothills of Alberta and northeast British Columbia. Pieridae’s vision is to provide responsible, affordable natural gas and derived products to meet society’s energy security needs. Pieridae’s common shares trade on the TSX under the symbol “PEA”. 

For further information please contact:

Darcy Reding, President & Chief Executive Officer                Adam Gray, Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (403) 261‐5900                                                               Telephone: (403) 261‐5900 

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