Cary Bounds has been appointed chief executive officer of Vaalco Energy Inc. on a permanent basis effective Dec. 29, 2016. He assumed the interim role on Sept. 1 following the retirement of Steve Guidry (OGJ Online, Aug. 3, 2016).
Bounds also had been serving as chief operating officer for the past 18 months.
He has more than 25 years of US and international asset management, business development, planning, and technical engineering experience at large, multinational energy companies as well as at midsized and larger independent exploration and production companies.
Prior to joining Vaalco in July 2015, Bounds was business unit manager, Equatorial Guinea assets, and country manager, North Sea, at Noble Energy Inc.