Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Five, Ten and Fifteen Year Anniversaries Celebrated in Pittsburgh

Lynn Biery joined the ABARTA family 10 years ago.  Prior to her arrival here,  her head was in the sewer. Well, not really. She ran the Deer Creek Drainage Authority. In fact, she recently joined the Board of Directors of the Sewer Authority.

Lynn is the Land Supervisor at AOG, and her specialty is organization. She creates all of our internal division of interests (DOI's) and verifies all external DOI's. She also serves as a resource for all the other departments seeking lease, right-of-way and joint venture information. If you walk by her office you might see her helping out someone from accounting, operations or other land department folks.

Outside the office, much of Lynn's time is devoted to rowing. She is a board member of the Steel City Rowing Club and rows competitively in both doubles and quads. She's seen the Allegheny River up closer than most of us. 

Lynn lives in Indiana Township with her husband Brad and their daughter Elyn, who will be a freshman at IUP this fall and is coxswain for the rowing club.

Congratulations to Chuck Huczko for 15 years of dedication and hard work at ABARTA Oil & Gas and ABARTA, Inc.!  Chuck started his career at ABARTA in 2000 as an internal auditor, transferred to AOG as Accounting Manager in 2002 and was promoted to Controller in 2008.  During his tenure at AOG, Chuck has enthusiastically embraced the difficult task of dealing with the various auditors that come through our office.  He is an excellent researcher of new technical accounting issues and  is a task master of monthly, quarterly and annual financials.  He is the “go to” person when it comes to insurance issues and is always willing to pitch in where needed.

Chuck and his wife, DeeDee, live in Greensburg, PA with their two children, Julia and Nate.

Cliff Simmons, Director of Operations, celebrates 5 years with ABARTA Oil & Gas.   Cliff manages conventional field operations for ABARTA Energy.  He is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of ABARTA's approximately 660 wells and 26 men in PA, WV and KY.  Cliff reports to John Emmerling, ABARTA Energy’s Vice President/COO, who is grateful for the tireless hours and hundreds of miles he dedicates to keeping our employee’s Eyes and Mind On Task!

Cliff lives in Kittanning, PA 33 miles north of the Pittsburgh office with his wife, Marisa.  Congratulations Cliff!