March 12, 2008

Stephen Pryor ’71 to Become President of Exxonmobil Chemical Co.

Stephen Pryor ’71, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees, is expected to become president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company April 1, according to Exxon Mobil Corporation’s board of directors.

Stephen Pryor '71

Stephen Pryor '71

Pryor has been president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company since 2004. He 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 with Exxon, he was appointed president of ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties Company, and in 2002 became executive vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company. He was appointed president of EMRS in 2004.

In October, Pryor spoke at Visions of the Energy Future, a conference sponsored by Lafayette’s Policy Studies program along with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Power Engineering Society. He also has been a guest speaker for the Industry, Strategy, and Policy course taught by Mark Crain, William E. Simon Professor of Political Economy and Policy Studies chair.

A biology graduate, Pryor earned an MBA from Harvard.

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