CEO of Apco Oil and Gas will step down Dec. 31

Ralph A. Hill will be replaced as CEO by Bryan K. Guderian, who has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and has been on Apco's board since 2002.
by Jay F. Marks Published: December 20, 2013

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CEO of Apco Oil and Gas will step down on Dec. 31

Ralph A. Hill is stepping down as CEO of Apco Oil and Gas International Inc., the Tulsa-based company announced Thursday.

The move coincides with Hill's departure from WPX Energy, which owns a controlling 69 percent interest in Apco.

Bryan K. Guderian will take over as CEO, effective Dec. 31. The remainder of Apco's management team will remain in place.

Guderian, who has more than 30 years of oil and natural gas industry experience, has been on Apco's board since 2002. He currently serves as senior vice president of operations at WPX, where he is responsible for the company's international interests.

Interim WPX CEO James Bender will replace Hill on Apco's board.

“Apco is in good hands, having recently completed another orderly transition with Michael Kyle succeeding Thomas Bueno as president,” board member Keith E. Bailey said. “Our board is very familiar with Jim and Bryan, whom we have known for many years.”

Jay F. Marks, Business Writer

by Jay F. Marks
Energy Reporter
Jay F. Marks has been covering Oklahoma news since graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1996. He worked in Sulphur and Enid before joining The Oklahoman in 2005. Marks has been covering the energy industry since 2009.
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