Anadarko Petroleum makes leadership changes

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC) has made leadership changes.

Darrell Hollek Darrell Hollek has been named executive vice president, operations with responsibility for the company’s US onshore exploration, production, and midstream activities, along with its Gulf of Mexico and international operations. He previously served as executive vice president, US onshore exploration and production.

Ernie Leyendecker Ernie Leyendecker, formerly senior vice president, international exploration, has been named executive vice president, international and deepwater exploration.

Bob Daniels, formerly executive vice president, international and deepwater exploration, will continue as an executive vice president and member of the company's executive committee until his retirement later this year. Jim Kleckner, formerly executive vice president, international and deepwater operations also is retiring.

Hollek has been with the company since 1980, when he joined as a field engineer. Since that time he has held positions of increasing responsibilities overseeing global deepwater drilling, international, Gulf of Mexico and US onshore exploration and production, as well as environmental, health, safety and regulatory. Hollek will also remain a director of Western Gas Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Anadarko, and Western Gas Equity Holdings LLC, the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE: WGP), a publicly traded midstream limited partnership.

Leyendecker has more than 30 years of experience and joined the company in 2002. He has held positions of increasing responsibility including general manager for worldwide exploration engineering, planning and international negotiations, vice president of corporate planning and senior vice president, Gulf of Mexico Exploration.

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