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Leaked Shell Email Announces Senior Staff Changes at Motiva US Refineries

By John Donovan

Rumors posted earlier today confirmed

A leaked email dated 25 September 2009 sent on behalf of Tom Purves (Royal Dutch Shell Vice President Manufacturing US Gulf Coast and Motiva Vice President of Manufacturing), announces senior staff changes involving the Motiva Norco Refinery, the Shell Norco Chemicals Plant and the Motiva Convent Refinery.

Certain information has been removed to protect our insider source.

THE LEAKED SHELL/MOTIVA INTERNAL EMAIL

From: Deroche, Liz O MOTIVA-DMM/60
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 8:33 AM
Subject: Senior staff changes involving the Motiva Norco Refinery, the Shell Norco Chemicals Plant and the Motiva Convent Refinery

The following announcement is being forwarded on behalf of Tom Purves
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The following are senior staff changes involving the Motiva Norco Refinery, the Shell Norco Chemicals Plant and the Motiva Convent Refinery

Anne-Marie Ainsworth, General Manager Norco Refinery has decided to leave Motiva for other opportunities.  I want to thank Anne-Marie for the important contributions she has made to both Motiva and Shell.

Recently completed agreements by the owners, allow us to take the next steps in consolidating Motiva Norco Refinery and Shell Chemicals Plant under a single General Manager and leadership team structure.  Consequently I’ve asked, Hermie Bundick, currently serving as General Manager of the Norco Chemicals Plant to serve as the Interim General Manager of the Norco site – covering both refining and chemicals effective immediately.  A GM Norco Site job will be posted on Open Resourcing soon and announced once resourcing activities have been completed.

Please join me in thanking Hermie for his willingness to help Norco during this leadership and governance transition.

Additionally, Tony Pastor, Engineering and Maintenance Manager Norco Refinery will move to Motiva Convent as Production Manager replacing Roxan Kraft whose new appointment was announced earlier.  Given the leadership changes at Norco, the exact timing of Tony and Roxan’s transition will be taken under review and determined in the near future.

Given Tony’s move and agreements by the owners, we will also take steps to consolidate all of the engineering and projects and the maintenance and turnaround activities into two site leadership team roles.  In the near future a Manager Engineering and Projects role and a Manager Maintenance and Turnarounds role will be posted on Open Resourcing.  Engineering and Projects will have all hard side engineering and the project management function. Maintenance and Turnarounds will have all routine and special plant maintenance and the turnaround organization.

Please join me in thanking Tony for his many contributions to Norco and congratulating him on his new appointment.

Tom Purves
Vice President Manufacturing US Gulf Coast and Motiva Vice President of Manufacturing

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