Gorder named Valero chief executive officer

Joe Gorder, Valero Energy Corp. president and chief operating officer, has been named chief executive officer, succeeding Bill Klesse.

Joe Gorder, Valero Energy Corp. president and chief operating officer, has been named chief executive officer, succeeding Bill Klesse.

Klesse, who has worked with Valero and its predecessor companies for 45 years, will remain the company’s chairman.

Gorder, a 27-year Valero employee, also becomes a director.

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