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ExxonMobil Chemical appoints Karen McKee as President 

ExxonMobil Chemical appoints Karen McKee as President 

Exxon Mobil Corporation has appointed Karen McKee, senior vice president for basic chemicals, integration and growth, as president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, effective April 1, 2019. She replaces John Verity, who retired after 38 years of Service.

McKee joined Exxon Chemical Company in the UK in 1990, where she held a range of assignments in chemical manufacturing and refining. Following roles in Brussels, Belgium and Houston, Texas, she was appointed vice president of the Adhesion Industry Global Business Unit in 2007. In 2010, she became vice president of operations for Lubricants & Specialties and subsequently for Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties, based in Fairfax, Virginia.

Karen was appointed as executive assistant to the chairman, based in Irving, Texas, in 2013, and became vice president of Basic Chemicals in 2014. She assumed her current position in 2017.

McKee was born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, and has a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Nottingham, England.

Verity, 60, joined Exxon Chemical in 1980 and held sales, marketing and strategic planning roles in its polyethylene business in Europe. In 2000, he became the Americas marketing manager for polyethylene. He was appointed president of Univation Technologies, LLC in 2001. Verity returned to ExxonMobil Chemical in 2005 as vice president of research and development. He became senior vice president for polymers in 2015 and was appointed president in 2018.

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