Western Midstream Partners LP on Oct. 17 made some senior management changes. Effective immediately, Michael C. Pearl has been named senior vice president and CFO, Charles G. Griffie has been named senior vice president of operations and engineering, Robert W. Bourne has been named senior vice president and chief commercial officer and Catherine A. Green has been named vice president and chief accounting officer of the general partner of WES.
Pearl succeeds Jaime R. Casas who has transitioned to vice president and treasurer of Occidental Petroleum Corp. Pearl joined Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in 2004 and has served in various leadership positions within Anadarko's accounting and finance organization including director of corporate tax, corporate controller, vice president of finance and treasurer, senior vice president and CFO of the general partner of Western Gas Partners LP, and most recently as Anadarko's senior vice president of investor relations.
"I am excited to add the remaining members of the Western Midstream management team as we transition into our next stage of growth," said CEO Michael P. Ure. "I have the utmost confidence the assembled management team will focus on enhancing the value of WES's premier asset footprint, which is well-positioned to support Occidental's U.S. onshore development plans in the Delaware and D-J basins and to attract sustainable third-party volumes by leveraging our existing midstream infrastructure to establish WES as a preferred midstream service provider for all producers."
Griffie joined Anadarko in connection with its 2006 acquisition of Western Gas Resources, Inc. At Anadarko, Griffie held various operational leadership positions including U.S. onshore business adviser, Eagle Ford operations manager, Appalachian Basin midstream manager, director of midstream engineering, and most recently as senior vice president of U.S. onshore field operations upon returning to Anadarko from Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration where he served as senior vice president of midstream and marketing from June 2016 to December 2018.
Bourne joined Occidental in August 2019 and brings more than 30 years of experience in midstream corporate business development to WES. Bourne led midstream corporate development efforts at Shell Trading (formerly Coral Energy), American Midstream Partners, Gas Solutions, Energy Transfer Partners, and Crosstex Energy (now EnLink Midstream). Most recently, Bourne served as vice president of business development, midstream and marketing at Apache Corp, and as a director of Altus Midstream Co.
Green has more than 20 years of accounting and audit experience and joined Anadarko in 2001. During her 18 years at Anadarko, Green has served in a variety of diverse roles within Anadarko's accounting and finance organization including internal audit, technical U.S. GAAP accounting, internal controls, and most recently as director of expenditure accounting.
"The board is very pleased with these officer appointments and believes this management team is well-positioned to maximize the value of WES's asset base, which benefits all unitholders, including Occidental," said Glenn Vangolen, chairman of the board of WES's general partner.
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