Mr. J. S. (Steve) Simon, 61, currently president, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company, Fairfax, Va., will be elected a senior vice president of the corporation. In his new position, Mr. Simon will move to the company's worldwide headquarters in Irving, Texas. Mr. Simon's responsibilities will be announced by the end of the year.
Mr. S. D. (Steve) Pryor, 54, currently deputy to the president, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company, Fairfax, Va., will be appointed president, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company, and will be elected a vice president of the corporation.
J. Stephen Simon
Effective December 1, 1999, Mr. J. Stephen (Steve) Simon was appointed president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation. He is based in ExxonMobil's Global Marketing & Refining Headquarters in Fairfax, Va.
Before the merger of Exxon and Mobil, Mr. Simon was executive vice president of Exxon Company, International, headquartered in Florham Park, N.J.
Mr. Simon holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Northwestern University. He joined Exxon Company, U.S.A. in July 1967 and shortly thereafter began a two-year assignment in the United States Army. He returned to Exxon U.S.A. in July 1969 as a business analyst in the Baton Rouge Refinery.
After holding a variety of supervisory and managerial positions throughout the Baton Rouge and Baytown refineries, and Exxon U.S.A.'s Refining and Controller's departments, Mr. Simon became executive assistant to Exxon U.S.A.'s executive vice president located in Houston.
In 1980, he returned to the Baton Rouge Refinery as Operations Division manager, following which he became refinery manager. In 1983, Mr. Simon moved to New York where he was executive assistant to the president of Exxon Corporation. In 1984, he moved to London, England, as supply manager in the Petroleum Products Department of Esso Europe Inc. and then supply and transportation manager. Mr. Simon returned to Houston in 1986 as general manager of Exxon U.S.A.'s Supply Department, and in 1988, he became chief executive and general manager, Esso Caribbean and Central America located in Coral Gables, Fla.
Mr. Simon moved to Italy in 1992, to become executive vice president and then president of Esso Italiana. He returned to the United States in 1997 and was named an executive vice president of Exxon Company, International.
Mr. Simon has served on the local boards of many voluntary organizations, including United Way, Boy Scouts, and the Salvation Army. He is a member of the board of visitors for Duke University's School of Engineering and is a member of the President's Council. In addition, he is on the Kellogg Advisory Board of Northwestern University. He also serves on the boards of the American Petroleum Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers.
Stephen D. Pryor
Stephen D. Pryor is currently deputy to the president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company. He is based in ExxonMobil's Global Marketing & Refining Headquarters in Fairfax, Va.
Mr. Pryor joined Mobil Oil Corporation in 1971 as a marketing representative in New York. After receiving his MBA in 1975, he had several assignments in International Treasurers in New York and London before being named general manager of Mobil Oil Cyprus in 1981. In 1983, he was appointed manager, Public Affairs, Mobil Europe based in London, and the following year, manager, Information Systems.
Returning to New York in 1985, he held managerial assignments in International Marketing & Refining Planning. In 1987, Mr. Pryor became general manager, Mobil Oil New Zealand, and in 1990, general manager, Planning and Financial Analysis for U.S. Marketing based in Fairfax, Va.
In 1993, Mr. Pryor was appointed vice president, U.S. Marketing and Refining, and later that year, vice president, Mobil Chemical Company. In 1996, he became president, Mobil Asia Pacific. The following year, Mr. Pryor was named executive vice president, Mobil Oil Corporation and president, International Marketing and Refining. Following the merger of Exxon and Mobil in 1999, he was named president, ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company. He moved to Houston in January 2002 to become executive vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company where his responsibilities included manufacturing, engineering and major joint ventures. He was appointed to his present position in August 2004.
Mr. Pryor earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Lafayette College and an MBA from Harvard University. He is a trustee of Lafayette College and serves on the board's Educational Policy Committee. He is a former director of the National Foreign Trade Council and served on the advisory board of the Asia Society.
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