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Shell exec who pushed return to New Orleans retiring

August 19, 2009 By The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A top executive of Royal Dutch Shell who spearheaded the company’s return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is retiring after 33 years with the company.

The company says Frank A. Glaviano Sr. will leave his post as vice president of production for Shell’s Americas region on Nov. 30.

Glaviano is a New Orleans native and graduate of Tulane University. He has held engineering and operations leadership positions in Houston, New Orleans and Transverse City, Mich.

Following Katrina in August 2005, Glaviano oversaw the restoration of Shell’s petroleum production in the region and the return of 1,000 employees to New Orleans.

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