Unicorp, a company engaged in the exploration, production and sale of natural gas and oil, has named James DeGraffenreid as the new vice president of land and business development.

Prior to the appointment, Mr DeGraffenreid served as corporate secretary and director of land and business development for Sterling Energy. In a press release, Unicorp said that Mr DeGraffenreid brings with him extensive experience in oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures, along with a wide range of industry and business expertise.

Bob Munn, president and CEO of Unicorp, said: I am very pleased to have Jim join us as part of the management team at Unicorp. I had the pleasure of working with Jim for several years at Sterling and I am confident that he will be an important member of the Unicorp management team and a valuable contributor in growing the company.