Imperial Oil Downstream VP to assume new role at ExxonMobil
J.R. (Jon) Wetmore has been appointed the Americas Fuels Value Chain Planning & Business Development manager for Exxon Mobil Corporation effective May 1, 2023. Wetmore is currently vice president, Downstream and Chemicals for Imperial Oil Limited, a Canadian petroleum company. Imperial Oil is Canada’s second-largest integrated oil company and is majority owned by U.S.-based ExxonMobil.
“On behalf of Imperial, I would like to thank Jon Wetmore for his leadership as vice president, Downstream over the last five years,” said Brad Corson, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “During his tenure, Jon led Imperial’s downstream business to record performance in a number of areas, including maximising earnings across a wide variety of market conditions. He was also instrumental in progressing the renewable diesel project at our Strathcona refinery in Edmonton, Alberta – a strategic investment that will help the company and our customers reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.”
Wetmore holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University. He began his career with Imperial in 1994 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and held various technical and management positions within Canada, as well as expatriate assignments in the United States and Europe. Wetmore began his tenure as an Imperial vice president, on January 1, 2018.
A replacement for Wetmore will be named at a later date.