John J. Christmann IV

John J. Christmann IV, SPE, was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) and president of Apache. Since joining the company in 1997, Christmann has held the positions of executive vice president and chief operating officer for North America; vice president for the Permian Region; vice president of business development; and production manager for the Gulf Coast Region. Before Apache, Christmann worked for Vastar Resources/ARCO Oil and Gas Company in business development, engineering, and market assignments. He holds a BS in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.