Proven and Experienced
Pengrowth’s lean and efficient structure is reflected in its management team, which is comprised of a small and tightly knit group of highly experienced professionals. Our lean structure facilitates communication and teamwork across the organization, which gives Pengrowth the ability to respond quickly to emerging issues. Our leadership team oversees the development and implementation of our strategic plans which focus on generating value for our shareholders.
Peter D. Sametz, P.Eng., ICD.D
President & Chief Executive Officer
Peter D. Sametz has over 35 years of experience in the oil industry. Working with large, intermediate, and emerging companies engaged in light oil, natural gas, and heavy oil production, Mr. Sametz managed growth from 1,000 to 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. His career has been characterized by an entrepreneurial and results-oriented approach to building businesses and developing cross-disciplinary teams. He has been involved in the early adaptation of technologies including horizontal wells (since 1987), “modular” SAGD oil sands projects, COGEN (2009), dilbit by rail (2010), and operations, marketing, and logistics integration with a refinery (2006).
Mr. Sametz graduated in engineering from Carleton University with high distinction and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). He has been a director of public companies including Athabasca Oil Corporation and Gemini Corporation. He also has served as a governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and director of the In-Situ Oil Sands Alliance.
Chief Operating Officer
Randy Steele joined Pengrowth in 1998 with the initial purchase of the Swan Hills assets from Imperial Oil. Mr. Steele has over 27 years of oil and gas experience, primarily with Imperial Oil and Pengrowth, where he held several key positions with increasing responsibility in operations and leadership including Production Operations Manager, Lindbergh Pilot Project Manager, Health & Safety Manager, Swan Hills General Manager, Conventional Operations General Manager, and most recently Senior Vice President, Conventional Operations.
Mr. Steele holds a Diploma in Instrumentation Engineering Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, a Journeyman Instrument Mechanic Certificate, a Certificate in Management Development from the University of Alberta, and a Certificate of Excellence in Leadership from the Banff Center.
Chief Financial Officer
Chris Webster joined Pengrowth in 2000 and was appointed Treasurer in 2001. In March 2005, Mr. Webster was appointed Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining us, he held a variety of progressively senior accounting and finance positions within the petroleum industry.
Mr. Webster graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Concordia University and holds both the Certified General Accountant (CGA) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.
Peter D. Sametz, P.Eng., ICD.D