Anadarko Announces Board of Directors Election
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 07/28/14 -- Anadarko Petroleum
Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced the election of Joseph W.
Gorder to serve as an independent director of the company, effective
July 28, 2014. Gorder was also appointed a member of the Board's
Compensation and Benefits Committee.
"Joe is an exceptional individual; his leadership, knowledge of the
energy markets, and long list of accomplishments throughout his
career will be complementary to the Anadarko Board of Directors,"
said Anadarko Chairman, President and CEO Al Walker. "We are
fortunate to have Joe join our Board. Having managed a multinational
company with career successes in refining and marketing, logistics,
corporate development and strategic planning, the wealth of
experience Joe brings to Anadarko will be invaluable as we continue
to grow our company."
JOSEPH W. GORDER
Gorder, 57, is Chief Executive Officer and
President of Valero Energy Corporation, a Fortune 500 international
manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other
petrochemical products and power. He also serves as a member of the
Valero Energy Corporation Board of Directors and as Chairman of the
Board and CEO of Valero Energy Partners, LP. Prior to his appointment
as CEO of Valero in May 2014, Gorder served as President and Chief
Operating Officer, responsible for refining operations and commercial
operations in marketing, supply, logistics and transportation. He was
previously Chief Commercial Officer and President of Valero Europe.
He oversaw all commercial trading and related activity for the
company, including crude and feedstock supply and trading, wholesale
marketing, logistics operations, commercial business development,
transportation, refining and specialty products marketing. In
addition, he was responsible for all business activity and operations
of Valero's assets in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Gorder also has served as Valero's Executive Vice President,
Marketing and Supply, following tenure as Senior Vice President for
Corporate Development and Strategic Planning. He also serves as an
Executive Committee member of the American Fuel & Petrochemical
Before joining Valero, Gorder held the positions of Vice President of
Business Development for Ultramar Diamond Shamrock, and Director of
Commercial/Industrial Sales, Assistant Treasurer and Director of
Information Systems for Diamond Shamrock.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's mission is to deliver a competitive
and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by exploring for,
acquiring and developing oil and natural gas resources vital to the
world's health and welfare. As of year-end 2013, the company had
approximately 2.79 billion barrels-equivalent of proved reserves,
making it one of the world's largest independent exploration and
production companies. For more information about Anadarko and APC
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