Occidental Petroleum Corporation : Names WCW Chiang Executive Vice President, Operations
05/23/2012| 11:05am US/Eastern
Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) today announced the appointment of
WCW (Willie) Chiang as Executive Vice President, Operations.
Mr. Chiang, 51, will have oversight for Occidental's Midstream
businesses and will also be part of the company's strategy, reserves,
and corporate-wide capital allocation processes.
Commenting on Mr. Chiang's appointment, Occidental President and Chief
Executive Officer Stephen I. Chazen said, "Willie brings to Oxy over 30
years of energy industry experience, a deep knowledge of the downstream
and midstream sectors, and a proven track record for optimizing asset
values through the supply and trading of a company's commodity
portfolio. Throughout his career he has demonstrated strategic vision
and strong leadership of complex global operations. Willie will
be an outstanding addition to Oxy's senior management team."
Since 1996, Mr. Chiang has held increasingly responsible positions at
ConocoPhillips, most recently as Senior Vice President, Refining,
Marketing, Transportation and Commercial. Previous ConocoPhillips roles
included Senior Vice President, Commercial and President, Supply and
Trading, Americas. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, he spent 6 years
with Powerine Oil Company in Los Angeles and 9 years at Chevron. He has
also served on the boards of DCP Midstream and Chevron Phillips
Chemical, and has been very involved with the American Petroleum
Mr. Chiang holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from
the South Dakota School of Mines and completed the Advanced Management
Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Petroleum Corporation (OXY) is an international oil and gas
exploration and production company with operations in the United States,
Middle East/North Africa and Latin America regions. Oxy is the
third-largest U.S. oil and gas company, based on equity market
capitalization. Oxy's wholly owned subsidiary OxyChem manufactures and
markets chlor-alkali products and vinyls. Oxy is committed to
safeguarding the environment, protecting the safety and health of
employees and neighboring communities and upholding high standards of
social responsibility in all of the company's worldwide operations.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Melissa E. Schoeb
the web: www.oxy.com
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