HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / June 14, 2022 / Viking Energy Group, Inc. (OTCQB:VKIN) ("Viking" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that John McVicar, CPA, CA, MBA, ICD.D, has been appointed the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, replacing Frank Barker, who will remain with the Company as a consultant on an as-needed basis.
Mr. McVicar brings more than 30 years of international business experience in Management Consulting and Finance. His previous roles include Consulting Partner at a Big 4 firm, CFO of a TSX-listed company and several regional finance leadership roles with large U.S. and Canadian multinationals in Canada, the U.S., South America and Asia. Mr. McVicar is a CPA, CA and received an MBA from Duke University and a B. Comm from Queen's University.
James Doris, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viking, commented, "We are grateful for Frank's contributions to the company over the past few years, and are pleased to have John join the executive team to assist with executing on the next phase of our growth & profitability strategy, including with respect to new acquisitions and the monetization of our innovative technologies."
Based in Houston, Texas, Viking Energy Group, Inc. is a growth-oriented diversified energy company. Through various majority-owned subsidiaries, Viking provides custom energy & power solutions to commercial and industrial clients in North America and owns interests in oil and natural gas assets in the United States. The company also holds an exclusive license in Canada to a patented carbon-capture system and owns a majority interest in entities with intellectual property rights to a fully developed, patent pending, ready-for-market proprietary: (i) Medical & Bio-Hazard Waste Treatment system using Ozone Technology; and (ii) Open Conductor Detection systems. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.vikingenergygroup.com.
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