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Texaco Press Release - Gregory J. McDonald Appointed Vice-President, Marketing


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 10 - Gregory J. McDonald has been appointed Vice-President, Marketing for Texaco Global Businesses, effective April 10, it was announced today by Texaco Inc. Senior Vice President and President of Global Businesses, Glenn F. Tilton.

In his new role, McDonald will oversee the marketing activities for all of Texaco's marketing businesses and he will work closely with Texaco's corporate brand strategy team to ensure a clear and consistent identity in an increasingly competitive and consolidating marketplace. He will also work with Texaco's joint venture partners and affiliates, including Motiva and Equilon in the United States and Caltex in its market areas, to help further develop their marketing strategies.

In making the announcement, Tilton said, "The Texaco Star has been the symbol of our company for almost 100 years and today Texaco is one of the most recognized brands anywhere. Gregory's track record demonstrates that he possesses the experience and the insight to oversee Texaco Global Businesses' marketing activities and to enhance our position as one of the most valuable brands in the world."

McDonald joined the Product and Marketing Department of Colgate-Palmolive Company in New York, N.Y. in 1974 after graduating from the American School of International Management in Glendale, AZ. with a master's degree in International Management. Between 1974 and 1983, he held several marketing and brand management positions of increasing responsibility in Argentina, Mexico and the U.S., before he was named General Manager and President for the company's Portugal businesses in 1983. He was named General Manager and President, Colgate-Palmolive Spain in 1986 and transferred to Brussels as General Manager, Environmental Affairs, Europe, in 1992.

He joined consumer goods company, Reckitt & Colman in 1993 as President and Managing Director, Argentina and Uruguay, and was appointed to his most recent position, President and Regional Director, Europe, based in London, in 1995.

In his new position, McDonald will be based at Texaco's Corporate Center in White Plains, N.Y.

Updated: April 2000