Oil and gas services company Helix Energy Solutions has announced changes to its executive management team, which became effective Monday, June 5.
Helix said on Monday that the changes were consistent with the company’s long-standing succession plan.
Namely, Erik Staffeldt, who has served as Helix’s VP of finance and accounting since July of 2015, was promoted to the position of Senior VP and chief financial officer (CFO).
Tony Tripodo, Helix’s former Executive VP and CFO since June of 2008, will be transitioning to the position of Executive VP and senior advisor. In his new role, Tripodo will be responsible for assisting Owen Kratz, Helix’s president and CEO with the long-term business and financial strategy of the company.
The former CFO will continue to remain involved in the company’s financial planning and assist with the orderly transition of his former responsibilities as a chief financial officer.
Owen Kratz, president and CEO of Helix, said: “Erik has earned the confidence of the board and the executive management team and has demonstrated the ability to take on increasing responsibilities since joining Helix in 2009.
“In addition, Tony’s demonstrated capabilities in managing the financial affairs of the company and his intimate knowledge of the business make him well suited for the new role we have asked him to perform.”