Gilbronson and Bright tapped to head Apache oil and gas marketing

Houston-based Apache Corporation has named Dave Gilbronson and Mark Bright to lead the company’s oil and gas marketing organization, which will be divided along geographic lines. Gilbronson has been appointed vice president of international marketing, and Bright has been named vice president of North America marketing.

Gilbronson, director of risk management since 2009, joined Apache in 1988. Earlier, he was vice president of commercial and governmental affairs in Argentina, operations general manager for Apache Egypt Companies, managing director of Apache Poland, and director of international technical services based in Houston. He was Apache’s first employee to arrive in Cairo in 1996 and served as general manager of Qarun Petroleum Co.

Bright, Apache’s controller of North America accounting since 2006, joined Apache in 1999. He held positions of increasing responsibility within the finance organization, contributing significantly to process improvement, streamlining, and the development of future leaders.

“Mark’s deep understanding of Apache, its systems and operations, as well as the oil and gas industry in general, will be invaluable in his new role as vice president of North America oil and gas marketing,” said Roger Plank, Apache president and chief corporate officer. “Dave, with extensive hands-on experience in our international operations, brings unique insights and leadership as vice president of international oil and gas marketing.”

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