David T. Merrill, senior vice president, CFO, and treasurer of Unit Corp. (NYSE: UNT) has been promoted to COO, effective August 28, 2017. Merrill will continue to report to Larry Pinkston, the company’s president and CEO and will continue to serve as the company’s CFO and treasurer until a replacement is named. Merrill joined the company in August 2003 and served as its vice president of finance until February 2004 when he was elected to the position of CFO and treasurer. In May 2012, he was promoted to senior vice president.
In addition, the company promoted David Dunham to senior vice president of business development. Dunham joined Unit in November 2007 as director of corporate planning, and in January 2012 he was promoted to the position of vice president of corporate planning.
Unit Corp. is a Tulsa-based, publicly held energy company engaged through its subsidiaries in oil and natural gas exploration, production, contract drilling and natural gas gathering and processing.