Executive Advisor to the Chairman, Apache Corporation
RODNEY J. EICHLER, 63, was appointed president and chief operating officer of Apache Corporation in February 2011 responsible for Apache’s 10 operating regions, worldwide drilling, gas monetization, and worldwide projects organizations. Eichler served as president and co-chief operating officer – International, leading the North Sea, Egypt, Australia and Argentina regions, since February 2009. An executive vice president since 2000, Eichler headed Apache’s Egyptian operations since 1997. Prior to that, he was regional vice president for the Western Region in Houston and regional exploration and development manager for the Rocky Mountain Region in Denver. Prior to joining Apache in 1993, Eichler was vice president, Exploration for Axem Resources, LLC in Denver. He was also associated with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tenneco Oil Co. Eichler received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, a certified professional geologist, and a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. He is also chairman and a director of Springboard – Educating the Future, a non-profit corporation that funded construction of 200 schools for girls in Egypt’s rural villages.