Chapman to succeed Pryor as ExxonMobil Chemical president

Neil A. Chapman is expected to assume the roles of president of ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and vice-president of ExxonMobil Corp. following the retirement of Stephen D. Pryor on Jan. 1, 2015. Chapman has served as ExxonMobil Chemical’s senior vice-president, polymers since 2011.

Chapman became vice-president of ExxonMobil Chemical’s global polyethylene business unit in 2005 and was appointed executive assistant to the chairman of ExxonMobil in 2006. He became president of ExxonMobil Global Services Co. in 2007.

Pryor joined Mobil Corp. in 1971 and has held several financial and managerial positions in the US, Cyprus, the UK, and New Zealand.

Following the merger between Exxon Corp. and Mobil Corp., Pryor was appointed president of ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties Co., and in 2002 became executive vice-president, ExxonMobil Chemical. He was named president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. in 2004 and president of ExxonMobil Chemical in 2008 (OGJ Online, July 15, 2004; Mar. 14, 2008).

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