SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 29, 2018--
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today named David Payne corporate vice
president of Health, Environment and Safety, effective May 1, 2018.
Payne is currently vice president of Chevron’s Drilling and Completions
organization. He succeeds Wes Lohec who has elected to retire from
Chevron after 37 years of distinguished service on June 1, 2018.
In his new role, Payne, 58, will be responsible for leading Chevron’s
Health, Environment and Safety function, including strategic planning
and issues management, compliance assurance, and emergency response. He
will also oversee Chevron’s Environmental Management Company, which
manages environmental remediation and abandonment liabilities.
“Under his leadership, our Drilling and Completions organization
established a strong culture of safety, performance and accountability,”
said Michael K. Wirth, Chevron’s chairman and chief executive officer.
“Dave’s ability to deliver superior performance, combined with the
breadth of his global leadership experience, makes him eminently
qualified to assume this role as we continue to advance our aim of
industry-leading safety and environmental performance.”
Payne, who will report to Joe Geagea, Chevron’s executive vice president
of Technology, Projects and Services, began his career with Getty Oil
Company in Santa Maria, California in 1981. Prior to his current
position, which he assumed in 2006, Payne was the drilling manager in
Bangkok, Thailand. He has held various engineering and management
positions in California, Louisiana, Trinidad and Tobago, Indonesia,
Vietnam and Thailand. Payne graduated from Pennsylvania State University
in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum and natural gas
engineering and he is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
In commenting on Lohec’s upcoming retirement, Wirth said, “Over the
course of his career Wes made many notable contributions, but none more
important than the work he did to help advance Chevron to the forefront
of our industry in safety and environmental performance. His steadfast
commitment to operational excellence has set Chevron on a path for
continued industry-leading performance.”
Lohec joined Chevron in 1981 as a drilling engineer and assumed his
current role in 2011. Previously, he served as managing director of the
Latin America strategic business unit for Chevron Africa and Latin
America Exploration and Production Company in Caracas, Venezuela.
Earlier, Lohec was manager of production operations in Angola.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy
companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the
company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry.
Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas;
refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants;
manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power;
and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in
every aspect of the company’s operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon,
Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
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