American Gilsonite Co. (AGC) board of directors has approved a succession plan for the executive leadership of the company, it said on Oct. 4.

Craig Mueller, vice president and chief commercial officer of AGC will succeed David G. Gallagher as president and CEO of AGC effective February 1, 2020. Gallagher will transition from his current role as president and CEO to special ddvisor and remain as a board member of AGC.

Gallagher joined AGC in 2013 and was named president and CEO of AGC in January 2016 with more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. 

“It has been an absolute privilege to serve AGC for the past six years, while building a brilliant team focused on innovation,” Gallagher said. “I am delighted that Craig will succeed me. He is a highly prepared professional and will undoubtedly drive the next wave of growth for our company.”

Before joining AGC, Mueller garnered more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. During this time, Mueller amassed substantial domestic and international experience in oilfield operations management, business development and commercial strategy. In his tenure at Baker Hughes, Mueller held several executive leadership positions and holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University.

“I am humbled and honored to be appointed President and CEO of AGC at such a dynamic time for our company,” Mueller said. “I look forward to building upon David’s momentum and leading our company into the future. I am committed to the continued focus on driving growth and strengthening our client collaboration.”