Mechanical engineering alum is president of ExxonMobil Production Company

ExxonMobil Corporation has appointed Tom Walters as president of ExxonMobil Production Company.


Walters (BE’76), a mechanical engineering graduate, previously served as president of ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Co. and a vice president of the corporation.

During his 35 years with Exxon Walters has held a variety of technical and managerial positions in production, operations, development, and global services.

Walters joined Exxon USA in 1978 working in California on offshore developments in California and Alaska.  A transfer to New Orleans led to managing Gulf of Mexico offshore activities.  A move to Houston and stints with Exxon Exploration Company and later Exxon Ventures Inc. led to opportunities in the former Soviet Union. Next came duties in Brazil, then projects on continental Africa as vice president, Africa, for ExxonMobil Development Co.

Following these international responsibilities, in 2002 Walters was named vice president of the Exxon Mobil Production Co. for the U.S. He was appointed president, ExxonMobil Global Services Co. in 2005, prior to becoming executive vice president of ExxonMobil Development Co. in 2007. He was appointed president of ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Co. in 2009.

In 2011 Walters was inducted into the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Walters is a member of the school’s donor organization, the Fred J. Lewis Society, and former chairman of the school’s Committee of Visitors. He has endowed the Walters Family Scholarship in Engineering.

Walters is a native of Hammond, Indiana and received a master’s degree in ocean engineering from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Hollis Kazmann, reside in Houston. He has two sons, Matthew and Jacob, both Vanderbilt School of Engineering graduates.