Par Petroleum makes management appointments

Houston, TX-based Par Petroleum Corp. has made three key management appointments.

Will Monteleone has been named Par Petroleum’s CEO and chairman of the board. He has served as a director of Par Petroleum since August 2012. In addition to serving on the Par Petroleum board of directors, he is on the board of directors of Wapiti Oil and Gas LLC and Kuwait Energy Co. Monteleone also serves as an associate at Equity Group Investments (EGI), having joined the firm in 2008. Previously, he worked for Banc of America Securities LLC where he was involved in a variety of debt capital raising transactions, including leveraged buyouts, corporate-to-corporate acquisitions and other debt financing activities. Monteleone graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree.

Peter Coxon has been appointed COO of the company. He also serves as the president for Texadian Energy Inc. and Texadian Energy Canada LTD, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Par Petroleum. He has more than 25 years of experience in transportation and energy. Prior to joining Par Petroleum he served as president of SEACORP Energy and vice president of SEACOR Holdings. He holds two post-graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as an MBA in finance from the University of Southern California, and is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy and served as an officer in the US Coast Guard.

Brice Tarzwell is now Par Petroleum’s chief legal officer. Prior to his appointment, he served as a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP for six years. Previously, Tarzwell was a partner at Winstead PC. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Par Petroleum manages and maintains interests in a wide variety of energy-related assets, including natural gas assets located in the Piceance Basin and Texadian Energy Inc., a crude oil sourcing, marketing, transportation and logistics business headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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