22 December 2011, Sweetcrude, Houston – Exxon Mobil Corporation has announced that its board of directors is anticipated to approve the consolidation of ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing Company and ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company into ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company, effective February 1, 2012.
It is expected that the board of directors will appoint Mr. A. J. (Alan) Kelly, currently president, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company, as president of the consolidated company.
Mr. Kelly, 54, was born in Iserlohn, Germany, and raised in the United Kingdom. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Bristol University in the UK.
Mr. Kelly began his career with the company in 1981. He held a variety of positions in the UK, the Netherlands, Japan and the United States, working in areas including the company’s fuels and lubricants marketing activities, and refinery logistics and supply operations.
In 2001, he was appointed regional director, North America, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company. Mr. Kelly became general manager, Corporate Planning, Exxon Mobil Corporation, in 2003. In 2006 he commenced a special assignment as project director of the National Petroleum Council’s Global Oil and Gas Study, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy.
In 2007, the board of directors appointed Mr. Kelly as president of ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company, and elected him a vice president of the corporation.