Michael S. Brown joined ExxonMobil in 1980 as a process engineer at the former Mobil Corporation Paulsboro, NJ, refinery. He then held several managerial positions at the Joliet, IL, and Beaumont, TX, refineries. In 1996, Mr. Brown joined the Houston Gas Liquids group as General Manager of North America Gas Liquids, responsible for the U.S., Mexico, and business development for South America and Canada.
His next position was to lead the business process reengineering and SAP rollout for the U.S.-based Upstream, Downstream and Global Chemical assets of Mobil Corporation. Following the merger of Exxon and Mobil in 1999, Mr. Brown led a comparable effort for the combined company. In 2002, he was named Refinery Manager at the Baytown, TX, refinery and then returned to Houston in 2005 as the GTL Project Executive for ExxonMobil Development Company.
In January 2006, he was assigned as Executive Assistant to Exxon Mobil’s Chairman in Irving, Texas. In October 2006, Mr. Brown was named Vice President Refining, assuming responsibility for Exxon Mobil’s worldwide refinery circuit. In March 2009, he was appointed Project Executive of the U.S. Real Estate Strategy Study Project. In July 2011, he assumed his current position as Vice President, Information Technology, ExxonMobil Global Services Company, responsible for all of ExxonMobil’s IT operations globally. Mr. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University in 1980.