Chevron Appoints New Technology Officers

Chevron Corp. has appointed presidents of two technology divisions, Chevron Energy Technology and Chevron Information Technology, the company said.

Melody Meyer will become president of Chevron Energy Technology, while Louie Ehrlich will become president of Chevron Information Technology, as well as chief information officer beginning June 1, 2008.

Meyer replaces the retiring Mark Puckett, while Ehrlich replaces the retiring Gary Masada.

"Both these appointments will help ensure Chevron continues to deliver outstanding performance in the development of our global energy portfolio," said John McDonald, Chevron vice president and chief technology officer. "Melody’s experience in operations and technology application will bring great depth to her role in which she will manage the company’s technology services and research and development. Louie brings demonstrated leadership skills and broad information technology experience that spans the full breadth of Chevron’s business."

Meyer is currently vice president of the Gulf of Mexico strategic business unit in Covington, Louisiana. She began her career in 1979 after graduating from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a degree in engineering science-mechanical. She has held operating management assignments in Kazakhstan and Angola and senior positions in Chevron’s North America Upstream organization, including vice president of the MidContinent business unit, with headquarters in Houston.

Ehrlich earned a degree in computer science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1981 and a master’s of business administration degree from Houston Baptist University in 1995. He joined Chevron in 1981 as a programmer-analyst in New Orleans, and has since held several senior roles, including chief information officer for Chevron’s Downstream Marketing business in 2000. He is currently vice president of services and strategy and CIO for Global Downstream.

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