Johnson to succeed Kirkland as Chevron executive vice-president, upstream

Chevron Corp. has appointed James W. Johnson to succeed George L. Kirkland as executive vice-president, upstream. Kirkland, who also serves as vice-chairman, will retire from the company effective June 15.

Johnson will report to John Watson, chairman and chief executive officer. Johnson joined Chevron in 1981 and has been senior vice-president, upstream since the beginning of 2014 (OGJ Online, Oct. 7, 2013).

Kirkland joined Chevron in 1974. He was named executive vice-president, upstream in 2005 and elected vice-chairman in 2010 (OGJ Online, Sept. 30, 2009).

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