ChampionX Corp. has appointed Byron Pope on Aug. 24 to the newly created role of vice president of ESG and Investor Relations, effective immediately.

In this new role, Byron will lead company-wide ESG efforts for ChampionX and be the principal contact for ChampionX investors. He will be responsible for communicating the company’s value proposition to shareholders and the broader financial community. Byron joins ChampionX from Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH) and has 26 years of experience covering the energy sector. In addition to his ESG role, Byron will be taking over investor relations responsibilities from David Skipper.

“The creation of this role is an important step and commitment in our ESG journey and is consistent with our company’s purpose of improving lives. I am excited to appoint Byron to this role and welcome him to our executive committee. Byron’s strong passion for ESG combined with his extensive energy industry knowledge, deep research and analytical skills makes him uniquely qualified for this role,” Sivasankaran “Soma” Somasundaram, ChampionX’s president and CEO, said.

Byron joins ChampionX from TPH, where he was managing director, co-head of research, and head of oilfield service research and covered more than 130 publicly traded energy companies across the industry value chain. He was a member of TPH’s leadership council and the management committee of its parent company, Perella Weinberg Partners. His prior experience includes roles in institutional investment management and investment banking.