ExxonMobil Lubricants appoints president

ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties has appointed Alan J. Kelly as president and has elected him a vice-president of the parent company effective Dec. 1.

Nov 7th, 2007

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 7 -- ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Co. (ExxonMobil LPS) has appointed Alan J. Kelly as president and has elected him a vice-president of the parent company effective Dec. 1. Kelly succeeds Jerry L. Kohlenberger, who will retire on Jan. 31, 2008, after more than 33 years of service.

Kelly began his career with the company in 1981. He held a variety of positions in the UK, the Netherlands, Japan, and the US, working in the company's fuels and lubricants marketing activities and refinery logistics and supply operations. In 2001, he was appointed regional director, North America, for ExxonMobil LPS.

Kelly became general manager, corporate planning for ExxonMobil in 2003. In 2006, he commenced a special assignment as project director of the National Petroleum Council's Global Oil and Gas Study, commissioned by the US Department of Energy.

Kohlenberger started his career with the company in 1974. He held numerous engineering, technical, and management positions at refineries in California, Illinois, and New Jersey. In 1994, Kohlenberger was appointed general manager of the Jurong refinery in Singapore, and in 1996 became vice-president and general manager, central engineering, for Mobil Corp. In 1997, he was appointed general manager, global information systems, and became president, ExxonMobil Global Services Co., in 2000.

Kohlenberger was appointed president, ExxonMobil LPS, in 2002.

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