March 4, 2019

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New President to Take Helm of ExxonMobil Chemical

The board of directors of American chemicals producer ExxonMobil Chemical Corporation recently named Karen McKee as its new president as the current holder of the post, John Verity, prepares to retire a nearly four-decade tenure with the company. 

60-year-old Verity came aboard Exxon Chemical in 1980, occupying a variety of sales, marketing, and strategic planning roles in the company’s European polyethylene business. In 2000, Verity was promoted to Americas marketing manager for polyethylene and became president of Univation Technologies in 2001.

After leaving the company for a period of time, Verity re-joined ExxonMobil Chemical in 2005 as vice president of research and development. In 2015, he became senior vice president for polymers and was named president last year.

McKee, who currently serves as senior vice president for basic chemicals, integration, and growth, will assume her new position on April 1. She joined ExxonMobil Chemical in 1990 and worked in chemical manufacturing and refining. In 2013, McKee became executive assistant to the firm’s chairman and was named vice president of basic chemicals in 2014. The incoming president holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Nottingham, England.

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