Echelberger to Retire from Marathon

Larry M. Echelberger, senior vice president Major Downstream Projects, has elected to retire effective January 1, 2008.

"Larry is recognized as a leader experienced in construction and refining process management," said Gary R. Heminger, executive vice president of Marathon Oil Corporation and president of the company's refining, marketing and transportation operations. "He has made significant contributions to both Marathon and the petroleum industry during his 40-year career."

Echelberger joined Marathon as a research scientist. He held numerous engineering and managerial positions with Marathon, including manager of the Eastern Pipe Line Division, the Michigan Refining Division and the Louisiana Refining Division. Echelberger was named senior vice president of Refining in 2001.

On January 1, 2007, he was appointed to his current position, in which his responsibilities include the planning and execution of the Garyville (refinery) Major Expansion and the Detroit Heavy Oil Upgrading Project.

Echelberger serves on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, and is a member of the American Chemical Society and the 25-Year Club of the Petroleum Industry. He completed several management programs, including the Darden Executive Program at the University of Virginia and Northwestern University's advanced management course.

Born in Los Angeles, Mr. Echelberger grew up in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.