ExxonMobil to merge R&M divisions, appoints president

ExxonMobil Corp. reported it will combine its refining and marketing operations into a single company—ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Co.—in first-quarter 2018. Bryan Milton, currently president of ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Co., was appointed president of the combined division by the company’s board, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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ExxonMobil Corp. reported it will combine its refining and marketing operations into a single company—ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Co.—in first-quarter 2018. Bryan Milton, currently president of ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Co., was appointed president of the combined division by the company’s board, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

By combining activities of the two divisions—ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. and ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Co.—the company will “achieve further integration to improve decision-making and enhance performance in the market,” it said.

ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants, along with other affiliates, will manage crude purchasing and logistics, refining, supply, trading, midstream, marketing, and sales of refined products.

Milton joined Exxon Chemical in 1986 at Fawley in the UK where he worked in various plant and developmental engineering roles, including assignments as operations manager and as plant manager. He also spent time in upstream natural gas commercial sales. He previously held various leadership positions within ExxonMobil Chemical in Houston and in 2004 was named managing director for ExxonMobil Aviation Fuels in the UK.

Milton was appointed manager of the Baton Rouge chemical plant in 2006 and in 2008 was assigned executive assistant to the chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil. In 2009, he was appointed vice-president of basic chemicals for ExxonMobil Chemical. Before his current role, Milton was president of ExxonMobil Global Services Co.

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