Clay Bretches has been appointed CEO of Permian Basin pure-play Altus Midstream Co., formed in 2018 by Apache Corp. and Kayne Anderson Corp. Bretches also will serve as Apache senior vice president (SVP) of U.S. midstream operations. Brian Freed, who has been Altus CEO since its inception, will continue as Apache SVP, midstream and marketing. Bretches previously was CEO of Sendero Midstream and served in various leadership roles at Anadarko Petroleum Corp. He holds a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business from The University of Texas at Austin.