Joe W. Laymon Named Corporate Vice President of Human Resources
SAN RAMON, Calif., March 25, 2008 - Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) today named Joe W. Laymon corporate vice president of Human Resources, effective immediately. Laymon joins Chevron from the Ford Motor Company, where he was group vice president of Corporate Human Resources and Labor Affairs.
In his new role, Laymon, 55, will oversee Chevron's human resources and medical functions worldwide. He succeeds Alan R. Preston, who is retiring from Chevron on April 30, after 35 years with the company.
"Few industries are facing a more competitive global market for talent than the energy industry," said Vice Chairman Peter J. Robertson. "Joe's deep and proven expertise, especially in organizations with vast and far-reaching global workforces, will prove invaluable as we seek to attract and develop the critical talent we need to support our growing worldwide organization."
Prior to joining Ford in 2000, Laymon worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with assignments in Zaire and Washington, DC. He joined Xerox Corp. in 1979 and went on to hold a number of senior human resources jobs, including chief labor negotiator, over the course of 17 years. He then moved to the Eastman Kodak Co., where he held senior human resources positions.
Laymon received a bachelor's degree from Jackson State University in 1975 and a master's degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977.
In commenting on Preston's retirement, Robertson said, "Alan was the chief architect of many of our most important workforce and strategic staffing initiatives, but none more central to our future success than our 'Invest in People' strategy. At the heart of this strategy are the ideals of continuous development, inclusion and diversity, all of which Alan long-championed across our global workforce."
Preston, 56, joined Chevron in 1973 as a design and construction engineer in the Corporation Engineering Department. He spent the early part of his career in a variety of technical assignments in the United States and Canada. He later moved into human resources as a compensation analyst in 1981. Since that time, Preston has held a succession of senior human resources positions, advancing to his current post as corporate vice president of Human Resources in 2003.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business across the globe. The company's success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 59,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops and commercializes the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
Updated: March 2008