IRVING, Texas—Stephen D. Pryor, president of the ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corp., has elected to retire at the end of 2014 after more than 44 years of service, the firm said.
Exxon said it is anticipated the board of directors will appoint Neal A. Chapman as Pryor's replacement and elect him a vice president of the corporation, effective Jan. 1. Chapman is currently senior vice president, polymers, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
Pryor joined Mobil Corp. in 1971 and held a number of financial and managerial positions worldwide—including in the U.S., Cyprus, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. In 1993, he was appointed vice president, Mobil Chemical Co., and general manager of the Plastics Division.
He was named president of Mobil Asia Pacific in 1996, serving a number of executive roles until he was appointed to his current position in 2008.
Chapman has served in a number of engineering, operations, planning and marketing roles around the world since he began his company with Esso Chemical in 1984. He was appointed to his current position in 2011.