This excerpt taken from the BP 6-K filed Jan 6, 2009.
LAMAR MCKAY TO LEAD BP AMERICA
HOUSTON – Lamar McKay
has been appointed Chairman and President of BP America, Inc. and will serve as BP’s
chief representative in the United States. He will succeed Robert A. (Bob) Malone who has
elected to retire after 34 years with the company.
Mr. McKay, a member of the BP
Executive Management Team,
has led the company’s Special Projects Team since early 2008. In that capacity, he
played a major role in establishing a new governance model for
Russian joint venture.
Prior to that
he served as executive vice
president and chief
operating officer for
BP America and brings
deep knowledge of BP’s
US operations to his
Production Company as a
ngineer in 1980 and later served in a variety of operating and commercial roles. During his
career he has led upstream production businesses in the Arkoma Basin, the Gulf of Mexico
and the North Sea. After working on the BP-Amoco merger, he led
followed by a posting
taff for the company’s
roduction business. Prior to his first assignment with BP America, he
resident for Russia
Mr. McKay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Mississippi State University. He and his wife Nancy will be based in Houston, where BP business units are involved in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, chemicals, supply and trading, pipeline operations, shipping, and alternative energy. Houston is home to nearly 7,000 BP employees.