press release


SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 1995 -- Chevron Corporation today announced that Ray Galvin, a corporate vice president, has been elected to the company's Board of Directors.

Galvin, 63, is president of Chevron U.S.A. Production Company, the Houston-based subsidiary responsible for oil exploration and production in the United States. He also has oversight of Chevron Canada Resources, the Canadian exploration and production subsidiary, and of Warren Petroleum Co., Chevron's U.S. natural gas liquids unit.

He will fill a board vacancy created by the impending retirement of Vice Chairman Dennis Bonney on Dec. 31.

Galvin's career in the oil industry spans 42 years. He started in 1953 with Gulf Oil Corporation after earning a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.

He served in various engineering and management assignments for Gulf in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Louisiana, becoming vice president for U.S. production in 1979. After Chevron acquired Gulf in 1984, he became a senior vice president of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., then Chevron's U.S. oil and gas subsidiary.

When Chevron U.S.A. split into separate units for exploration/production and refining/marketing in January 1992, he was elected to his current post as president of the exploration/production unit.

Galvin is chairman of the Natural Gas Council and chairman of the Natural Gas Supply Association; on the executive committee of the Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association; on the executive committee and a board member of the National Ocean Industries Association; a board member of the Gas Research Institute, the Greater Houston Partnership and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering; on the Houston Advisory Board of the Nature Conservancy of Texas; and is on the board of trustees of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. He is also a Fellow, External Advisory Council, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, and a member of the American Petroleum Institute, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Chairman's Leadership Council, Texas Research League.

Updated: December 1995