ExxonMobil senior vice president to retire after 38 years of service

Senior vice president of U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has decided to retire after more than 38 years of service.

ExxonMobil said on Thursday that senior vice president Mark W. Albers would retire effective April 1, 2018.

In 2007, Albers became the senior vice president and Management Committee member.

Throughout his career, he held a variety of managerial positions in development, operations, production, and engineering.

Albers joined Exxon USA in 1979, and after several assignments in Texas and New Jersey, he was transferred to Esso Australia in Melbourne in 1991.

He also held positions as Alaska interests manager and production manager for the Western U.S. In 2001, he became vice president of Chad and Nigeria for ExxonMobil Development Company in Houston, and later was an executive assistant to the chairman at the headquarters in Irving, Texas, before becoming president of ExxonMobil Development Company in 2004.

Albers is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Institution of Engineers Australia, and the board of trustees of the United States Council for International Business.

He serves on the executive committee of the board of visitors of M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Texas A&M Engineering Advisory Council, the Society of Petroleum Engineers Industry Advisory Council, the board of directors of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., and the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University.

In 2017, the Society of Women Engineers presented Albers with the prestigious Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award, which recognizes an individual or company for making significant contributions to the acceptance and advancement of women in the engineering field.