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ExxonMobil’s Glass to Retire

S.J. (Sherman) Glass Jr., president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corp., has elected to retire on August 1 after more than 40 years of service. The Board of Directors is reportedly expected to appoint D.W. (Darren) Woods president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. and elect him a vice president of the corporation, effective August 1. Woods is currently vice president of Supply & Transportation for ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co.

Glass began his career in 1972 as an engineer at the Baytown refinery in Texas. Following a number of technical and management roles in the refining business of Exxon Co. USA, he became vice president, Basic Chemicals, Americas, Exxon Chemical Co., in 1993, and in 1996 transferred to Brussels as vice president for Basic Chemicals Europe. He then held a number of other senior positions, including manager refining, Exxon Co. International, responsible for Exxon’s refining business outside North America.

In 2001, Glass became general manager of Corporate Planning for Exxon Mobil Corp., before being appointed president of ExxonMobil Global Services Co. in 2002. Glass was appointed senior vice president, Basic Chemicals, Intermediates & Synthetics, ExxonMobil Chemical Co. in 2005 and president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. in 2008.

Woods joined Exxon Co. International in 1992 and had assignments in planning, supply and new business development at Exxon Co. International headquarters in New Jersey before moving to the UK in 1995, where he held positions in refinery operations, retail and supply and distribution. In 2001, he became manager of Investor Relations for Exxon Mobil Corp. and in 2002 became manager of Joliet refinery outside Chicago. Woods was appointed vice president of ExxonMobil Chemical Co.’s Adhesion business in 2005 and vice president for Specialty Elastomers in 2007. He was appointed director of refining for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. in 2008 and vice president of Supply & Transportation in 2010.

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