Brown named ExxonMobil's new VP of Global Basestocks and Waxes
Artis Brown

Brown named ExxonMobil’s new VP of Global Basestocks and Waxes

ExxonMobil has announced the appointment of Artis Brown as the new vice president of Global Basestocks and Waxes, effective January 1, 2024. Brown succeeds Jeremy Osterstock, taking on the leadership of ExxonMobil’s Basestocks and Waxes business worldwide.

Brown’s career at ExxonMobil began as a project engineer, and over the past 25 years, he has undertaken diverse roles across the United States and Asia Pacific. His extensive experience spans engineering, sales, marketing, supply chain, strategy, planning, manufacturing, diversity, and organizational behavior. Notably, Brown has served as the director for Global Sponsorships from February 2013 to August 2015 and sales director for U.S. Lubricants from August 2015 to December 2017. He also served as sales manager for Asia Pacific from September 2010 to February 2013.

Prior to his appointment as VP, Brown held the position of Senior Corporate Strategy executive at ExxonMobil’s Spring, Texas office since March 2022. In this role, he collaborated closely with the chief operating officer and the CEO’s leadership team, focusing on strategy development, external messaging, and Board of Directors communications.

Brown is an alumnus of the University of Alabama, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He also holds an MBA from the University of Memphis. Further enhancing his leadership skills, Brown has received certifications from Columbia University, Thunderbird, and the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Outside of his professional life, Brown enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, and their two sons, Hunter and Hendrix. He is passionate about mentorship and community service, evident in his selection as a member of the Executive Leadership Council’s 2020 class and his role as a University of Alabama Distinguished Fellow. 

Brown actively contributes to various organisations, including the Capstone Engineering Society, ExxonMobil’s Black Employee Success Team, and the Board of Trustees for Stillman College. His previous contributions include leading the Minority Engineering program task force and teaching at the Leadership Academy for youth at Impact Church.