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IRVING, Texas -- After more than 40 years with the ExxonMobil Corp., senior vice president J. Stephen Simon announced that he will retire May 31, 2008.
As senior vice president on the Management Committee, Simon has been responsible for ExxonMobil's petroleum refining and supply and chemicals manufacturing and marketing operations. In addition, he has been a member of the corporation's board of directors since January 2006 and a member of the management committee since December 2004.
Simon's tenure with the company began in July 1967, which was quickly followed by a two-year assignment in the United States Army. Upon completion of his duties, he returned to Exxon as a business analyst in the Baton Rouge refinery.
During his career, he held a number of technical, supervisory and general management positions including manager, Baton Rouge refinery; executive assistant to the president of Exxon Corp., New York; supply and transportation manager, Esso Europe, London; general manager, supply department, Exxon U.S.A., Houston; chief executive, Esso Caribbean and Central America, Coral Gables; president, Esso Italiana, Rome, and executive vice president, Exxon Co. Intl., New Jersey.
Following the ExxonMobil merger, Simon was appointed president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. and vice president of ExxonMobil Corp. in December 1999.
Simon has served on a number of local boards of voluntary organizations including the American Petroleum Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers.