CALGARY, March 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Gemini Corporation (GKX–TSXV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Peter Sametz as President and CEO commencing March 12, 2016. Mr. Sametz has been an Independent Director of Gemini's Board since November, 2013 and a member of both the Audit and Human Resources/Governance Committees.
Mr. Doug Lautermilch, current President & CEO, will retire as planned on March 11, 2016 and has agreed to support Mr. Sametz, as needed, through the transition period on a contract basis.
Mr. Sametz is a professional engineer and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors designation, ICD.D. He has over thirty years of increasing responsibility in a number of organizations within the energy industry and has held a variety of senior management positions over the past 20 years. His recent experience includes leadership roles at a mid-size oil and gas production company with refining assets where, during his 8 year tenure, he undertook the positions of COO, President and finally, Interim CEO during the sale of the company. His knowledge of the industry from both an engineering and field service perspective aligns well with the organization's strategic growth plans.
"Pete is recognized in the industry as a team oriented leader with great communication skills." said Kevin Beingessner, Gemini's Chairman of the Board. "His reputation and experience will provide the foundation for enhanced profitability and growth in this challenging market."
Mr. Beingessner further stated. "On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Doug for his integrity and strong work ethic through his years of leadership at Gemini. We wish him well in his retirement and appreciate his commitment to help Gemini transition to a new CEO."
Mr. Sametz will become a non-independent Director of Gemini and the Board will commence a search for a new Independent Director.
About Gemini Corporation
Gemini Corporation is a professional services firm that designs, builds and maintains energy and industrial facilities. We provide regulatory, environmental, engineering, fabrication, installation and maintenance solutions for clients through stand-alone or integrated service delivery models. Our design-build capabilities differentiate Gemini and provide tremendous value-added benefits for clients, such as cost certainty, schedule compression and one point of accountability. The Corporation's principal target markets are midstream oil and gas, oil and gas production, in-situ heavy oil, and oil and gas processing across western Canada.
Shares of Gemini trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol GKX. For more information about the Corporation and its services, go to www.geminicorp.ca.
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