Apache elevates Eichler, Plank; Crum departs

Houston independent Apache Corp. appointed Rod Eichler to the position of president and chief operating officer and Roger Plank to president and chief corporate officer.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 25
-- Houston independent Apache Corp. appointed Rod Eichler to the position of president and chief operating officer and Roger Plank to president and chief corporate officer.

John Crum, who served as co-chief operating officer and president, North America, is leaving the company to become chief executive officer of Midstates Petroleum, a private exploration and production company.

In his new role as president and sole chief operating officer, Eichler will be responsible for Apache’s 10 operating regions, worldwide drilling, gas monetization, and worldwide projects. Plank is assuming responsibilities for marketing and corporate purchasing in addition to his management role in finance, administration, and business development.

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