Chevron Announces Senior Management Changes

Breber to assume new role downstream

pierre breber

Pierre Breber

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Chevron Corp. announced today that two of its top executives will assume new roles effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Pierre Breber, presently executive vice president of gas and midstream, will become executive vice president of downstream and chemicals.

Michael Wirth will become executive vice president for midstream and development. Wirth is currently executive vice president of downstream and chemicals.

Both will continue to report to John S. Watson, Chevron's chairman and chief executive officer.

"Mike and Pierre are experienced leaders, and these moves will allow both to apply their broad experience and management skills to new areas that will generate greater enterprise value," said Watson.

As the head of downstream and chemicals, Breber, 51, will lead Chevron's worldwide manufacturing, marketing, chemicals, lubricants and Oronite additives businesses. He also will have oversight of the company's chemical joint venture, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

"Pierre has broad experience in our upstream, midstream and finance organizations. In his new role, he will drive additional performance improvements to build on the success of our downstream and chemicals business."

In his new role, Wirth, 55, will have responsibility for corporate strategy, business development, supply and trading, gas commercialization and the company's midstream operating units engaged in transportation and power.

"Mike has systematically improved our downstream performance through portfolio optimization and efficiency," said Watson. "He will now focus on Chevron's companywide asset portfolio and strategy while leading the company's midstream activities."

San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power and produces geothermal energy; and more.

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