VAALCO names Cary Bounds as CEO
Mr. Bounds has been serving as the Chief Operating Officer for VAALCO for the past 18 months and as the interim CEO for the past five months.
Mr. Bounds has over 25 years of domestic and international asset management, business development, planning and technical engineering experience at large, multinational energy companies as well as at mid-sized and larger independent E&P companies.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bounds was Business Unit Manager and Vice President, Noble Energy Equatorial Guinea Limited from May 2013 until July 2015.
Earlier in his tenure with Noble, Mr. Bounds held the position of North Sea Country Manager from April 2010 until May 2013.
Prior to Noble, he was the Engineering and Planning Manager, Worldwide for Terralliance Technologies, Inc. from 2007 to 2010 and served as their Country Manager in Mozambique from 2007 to 2010.
Mr. Bounds was with SM Energy from 2004 to 2007 and held the position of Engineering Manager for their Gulf Coast and Permian regions.
He spent five years with Dominion E&P serving in corporate development, planning and reservoir engineering positions.
Mr. Bounds began his career with ConocoPhillips in 1991 where he held a variety of reservoir and production engineering positions in U.S. onshore regions.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.