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Texaco Press Release - Whylen (Len) G. Cooper Named Vice President - Supply Chain


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 10, - Texaco announced today that Whylen "Len" Cooper has been named Vice President - Supply Chain, effective immediately.

In his new position, Cooper will be responsible for building a new global supply chain management organizational structure, re-engineering the supply chain processes, establishing a strategic sourcing foundation, and implementation of an E-Procurement and data aggregation solution for Texaco worldwide. Cooper will have a dual reporting relationship to John J. O'Connor, Senior Vice President of Texaco Inc. and President of Worldwide Exploration and Production, and Glenn F. Tilton, Senior Vice President of Texaco Inc. and President of Global Businesses.

Commenting on the appointment, O'Connor and Tilton said, "Len has positioned Texaco's supply chain function to be among the 'best in class' in our industry. He has done this by closely aligning it with operating businesses, establishing sound strategic sourcing processes and implementing leading edge E-Commerce technologies to quickly develop a high performing, integrated capability."

Cooper joined Texaco in February of 2000 as Director of Global Supply Chain Management. Prior to joining Texaco, Cooper was Vice President of Materials at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. He spent the first eighteen years of his business career at General Electric with major operations leadership positions in General Electric's nuclear, plastics and power generation equipment businesses.

Cooper is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, with a bachelor of science degree in physics. He will continue to be based in Houston.

Updated: January 2001