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Stephen D. Pryor ’71, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, will speak with sophomore engineering majors about “What Employers are Looking for in the 21st Century Engineer” 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the auditorium of Lafayette’s Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.

Stephen Pryor '71

Stephen Pryor '71

Pryor, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees, became president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company in 2008. He had been president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company since 2004.

Pryor joined Mobil Corporation in 1971 and has held a number of financial and managerial positions in the United States, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. In 1993, he was appointed vice president, Mobil Chemical Company, and general manager, Plastics Division. In 1996, he became president, Mobil Asia Pacific, and in 1998, executive vice president responsible for Mobil’s international downstream business.

Following the merger with Exxon, he was appointed president of ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties Company, and in 2002 became executive vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company. He was appointed president of EMRS in 2004.

A biology graduate, Pryor earned an MBA from Harvard.

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