Texas Business reports: IRVING, Texas—S.J. (Sherman) Glass, Jr., president, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company, and vice president, Exxon Mobil Corporation, has elected to retire on Aug. 1, 2012, after more than 40 years of service.
The board of directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation plan to appoint D.W. (Darren) Woods as president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company and elect him a vice president of the corporation, effective Aug. 1, 2012.
Woods is currently vice president, Supply & Transportation, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company.
Glass began his career in 1972 as an engineer at the Baytown refinery in Texas. Following a number of technical and management roles in the refining business of Exxon Company USA, he became vice president, Basic Chemicals, Americas, Exxon Chemical Company, in 1993, and in 1996 transferred to Brussels as vice president, Basic Chemicals Europe.
He then held a number of other senior positions, including manager refining, Exxon Company International, responsible for Exxon's refining business outside North America. In 2001, Glass became general manager, Corporate Planning, Exxon Mobil Corporation, before being appointed president, ExxonMobil Global Services Company in 2002. Glass was appointed senior vice president, Basic Chemicals, Intermediates & Synthetics, ExxonMobil Chemical Company in 2005 and president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company in 2008.
Glass was born in Houston and is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, holding both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering.
Woods, 47, joined Exxon Company International in 1992 and had assignments in planning, supply and new business development at Exxon Company International headquarters in New Jersey before moving to the United Kingdom in 1995, where he held positions in refinery operations, retail and supply and distribution.
In 2001, he became manager of Investor Relations for Exxon Mobil Corporation and in 2002 became manager of Joliet refinery outside Chicago, IL. Mr. Woods was appointed vice president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s Adhesion business in 2005 and vice president for Specialty Elastomers in 2007. He was appointed director of refining for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company in 2008 and vice president of Supply & Transportation in 2010.
Woods was born in Wichita, KS, has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
ExxonMobil is the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company.