Executive Officers

David E. Roberts

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Roberts brings more than 30 years of operational experience in the upstream oil and gas business most recently as former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Marathon Oil Corporation. His knowledge and successes on such a very large scale make him a welcome addition to the senior management team at Penn West.

Mr. Roberts also served as Marathon's Executive Vice President Upstream for a number of years after joining Marathon in 2006 as Senior Vice President Business Development. He previously served as Executive Vice President/Managing Director for BG Group plc. with responsibility for Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining BG Group, he served as advisor to the Vice Chairman of ChevronTexaco Corporation from 2001 to 2003, where he provided strategic and operational advice to executive management regarding the company's upstream operations. Dave built his early skills with Texaco, where he held a number of key operational and strategic planning roles over an 18 year period.

Mark P. Fitzgerald

Senior Vice President, Development

Mark is a Professional Engineer who joined Penn West in 2008. Prior to his current role of Senior Vice President, Development, Mark was Senior Vice President of Production and Senior Vice President of Operations for Penn West. Prior to joining Penn West, he was Vice President of Operations at Canetic since January 2006. Other positions Mark has held include Vice President of Engineering at Acclaim, Director of Corporate Development and Manager of Operations at Dominion Energy and a variety of roles of increasing responsibility with Chevron Canada and Chevron U.S.A.

Gregg Gegunde

Senior Vice President, Production

Gregg is a Professional Engineer and an engineering graduate of the University of Calgary with more than 20 years of oil and natural gas industry experience and project management.  He joined Penn West in 1998 and was Manager, Southern Plains Production from 2002 to 2005, Vice President, Development 2005 to 2009, Vice President, Production Engineering until 2011 when he was moved to his current position responsible for field production operations and production engineering.

S. Keith Luft

General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Corporate Services

Keith obtained both his Bachelor of Arts (History) and Law Degrees at the University of Alberta. In early 2004, after 13 years of private practice in Calgary, Keith joined Burlington Resources and thereafter ConocoPhillips Canada as a Senior Solicitor, working closely with the Land, Surface and Regulatory Departments of both companies. He joined Penn West in October of 2006 as Vice President responsible for land and legal matters. In 2008 he was promoted to his current position, and currently has responsibility over the Legal, Human Resources & Corporate Resources, Insurance & Risk Management, Health Safety Environment & Regulatory, and Stakeholder Relations Departments.