ExxonMobil Chemical president to retire; replacement announced

Stephen D. Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM), has elected to retire on Jan. 1, 2015, after more than 44 years of service. It is anticipated that the board of directors of Exxon Mobil Corp. will appoint Neil A. Chapman as president of ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and elect him a vice president of the corporation, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Chapman is currently senior vice president, Polymers, ExxonMobil Chemical Co. He joined Esso Chemical in 1984 at the Esso refinery in Fawley, UK. He advanced through a series of engineering, operations, planning, and marketing roles in various chemicals affiliates in the UK, Belgium, the US, and Hong Kong.

After the merger, Chapman was Chemicals sales manager in Asia Pacific and project executive of the Fujian Integrated Refining and Ethylene Joint Venture Project in China. In 2002 he joined the Fuels Marketing division as head of ExxonMobil Aviation International Ltd. in the UK before becoming vice president, Industrial, and Wholesale Fuels, based in the US.

Chapman became vice president of the Global Polyethylene Business Unit of ExxonMobil Chemical Co. in 2005 and was appointed executive assistant to the chairman of Exxon Mobil Corp. in 2006. He became president of ExxonMobil Global Services Co. in 2007 and was appointed to his current role in 2011. Chapman received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Surrey University, England.


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