Apache Elects VP, Business Development

Apache announced that David French has been named vice president - Business Development.

French, currently region production manager -- west for Apache Canada in Calgary, joined Apache in 2005 as director of Purchasing, EH&S and General Services. He transferred to Calgary in 2007 to be production engineering manager. Prior to joining Apache, he was an associate principal at McKinsey & Co. and held planning and operations engineering roles at Amoco. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

"David's broad range of experience in planning and operations will prove invaluable in pursuing opportunities and completing transactions that add value for shareholders," said Roger Plank, Apache's president.