John P. McGinnis, currently Seneca Resources Corp.’s chief operating officer, will succeed Matthew D. Cabell as president of the company effective May 1.
Seneca is the exploration and production segment of Williamsville, NY-based National Fuel Gas Co. (NFGC).
McGinnis joined Seneca in 2007 as senior vice-president, and has helped lead Seneca in its development of the Marcellus shale. Prior to joining Seneca, he was general manager of exploration at Dominion Resources and, before that, vice-president of exploration for Nuevo Energy Co.
Cabell, who also served as senior vice-president of NFGC, is to retire. He joined NFGC in 2006 as Seneca’s president after 26 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Cabell was named NFGC senior vice-president in June 2010.