James Taylor was appointed as senior vice president and COO of Crew Energy Inc.’s, the company said in on March 1.

Taylor brings 20 years of progressive operational, engineering and management experience with both Imperial Oil Ltd. (AMEX: IMO) and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) in conventional and resource plays across North America, most recently in the Duvernay and Montney as vice president and engineering manager of XTO Canada.

Taylor graduated in 1998 from the University of Manitoba with a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering.