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Neil Chapman to replace Stephen Pryor as VP at ExxonMobil
Nov '14
The Board of Directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation, one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies, has appointed Neil Chapman as the new vice president of the company, effective Jan. 1, 2015, replacing Stephen D. Pryor, who has elected to retire on January 1, 2015.

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

Pryor joined Mobil Corporation in 1971 and has held a number of financial and managerial positions in the United States, Cyprus, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. In 1993, he was appointed vice president, Mobil Chemical Company and general manager, Plastics Division.

In 1996, he became president, Mobil Asia Pacific and in 1998, executive vice president responsible for Mobil’s international downstream business. Following the merger between Exxon and Mobil, he was appointed president of ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties Company, and in 2002 became executive vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company. He was appointed president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company in 2004 and president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company in 2008.

Pryor holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Lafayette College and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.

ExxonMobil, one of the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products. (GK)

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