* Suncor, Petro-Canada name top execs for merged firm
* Top three posts filled with Suncor executives
CALGARY, Alberta, April 22 Executives at Suncor
Energy Inc (SU.TO) will assume the top roles in the company
after it wraps up its planned C$18.4 billion ($15 billion)
takeover of Petro-Canada PCA.TO in the country's biggest
energy deal, the firms said on Wednesday.
Under Suncor Chief Executive Rick George, who will also
lead the merged company, Suncor's Steve Williams will keep his
title of chief operating officer and Bart Demosky, now
vice-president of business services at Suncor, with be chief
The companies had already said Petro-Canada Chief Executive
Ron Brenneman will be vice-chairman of the new entity, which
will become Canada's biggest energy player, with dominant
positions in the oil sands and off the East Coast.
It will also have extensive natural gas, international and
refining and marketing operations.
Among current Petro-Canada executives, oil sands boss Neil
Camarta will be vice-president of natural gas, Boris Jackman
will lead the refining and marketing business and CFO Harry
Roberts will be vice-president of integration.
Peter Kallos will keep his role as vice-president,
international and offshore.
The companies announced the deal in March, pledging to cut
costs while weathering low oil and gas prices.
The deal, which is expected to close some time after
shareholders vote in early June, targets C$1.3 billion in
Suncor shares closed up 17 Canadian cents at C$29.47 on the
Toronto Stock Exchange. Petro-Canada rose 43 Canadian cents to
(Reporting by Jeffrey Jones; editing by Rob Wilson)