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Chevron Press Release - Chevron Canada Resources President Baroffio To Retire

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19, 1994 Chevron today announced that Jim Baroffio, president of Chevron Canada Resources Ltd., based in Calgary, Alberta, will retire Oct. 31.

He will be succeeded by Don Paul, currently president of Chevron Petroleum Technology Co. (CPTC), based in Houston. Elected to replace Paul as CPTC president is Dave Clementz, currently CPTC vice president and general manager of technology management and planning.

Baroffio, 62, has headed Chevron Canada Resources since 1989. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corp., is responsible for oil and gas exploration and production in Canada.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Baroffio earned a bachelor's degree in geology at The College of Wooster, Ohio, and a master's degree at Ohio State University. He later earned a doctorate in geology and a minor in civil engineering at the University of Illinois.

After serving two years with the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, he joined Standard Oil Company of Texas, a Chevron subsidiary, in 1958, as a development geologist. Following a number of assignments with increasing responsibility, he became president of Chevron Oil Field Research Co. (COFRC) in 1980. He later served as vice president, exploration, for Chevron's U.S. oil and gas subsidiary.

Paul, 48, has been president since 1992 of CPTC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corp. responsible for research, technology development and technical support for oil and gas exploration and production.

A Los Angeles native, Paul is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics, a master's degree in geology and geophysics, and a doctorate in geophysics.

Paul joined Chevron in 1975 as a research geophysicist. In 1979, he transferred into exploration operations with Chevron U.S.A. and, in 1982, became Rocky Mountain Division Geophysicist in Denver. Paul returned to COFRC in 1985, where he held several key positions, including vice president for exploration research. COFRC was one of the five technical organizations that were combined to form CPTC during the 1992 restructuring.

Clementz, 49, began his career with COFRC in 1973 after receiving a doctorate in soil science from Michigan State University. He also holds a master of business administration from Pepperdine University, a master of science from Purdue University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona.

During the early 1980s, Clementz was a production engineer for Chevron U.S.A. and later returned to COFRC as assistant to the president. In 1990, he became manager of engineering for Chevron Canada Resources, and in 1992 he took part in the study that resulted in formation of CPTC.

Updated: September 1994