Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> February 7, 2005

Charles Stephenson Jr. – Vintage Petroleum Inc (vpi)

CHARLES C. STEPHENSON JR. co-founded Vintage Petroleum, Inc., in 1983 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since then, and Chairman since 1987. He assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer on February 18, 2004. He was previously Chief Executive Officer from April 1987 to March 1994, and President from June 1983 to May 1990. From October 1974 to march 1983, he was President of Santa Fe-Andover Oil Company (formerly Andover Oil Company), an independent oil and gas company, and from January 1973 to October 1974, he was Vice President of Andover. Mr. Stephenson has a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and has approximately 45 years of oil and gas experience. Profile
TWST: What is Vintage Petroleum?

Mr. Stephenson: Vintage began as a startup company with just a handful

of employees in 1983, experienced solid growth over the next several

years, and went