Tom Katinas "joined Syncrude as its President and Chief Executive Officer in 2007.
"Mr. Katinas brings with him extensive experience from around the world working at various ExxonMobil facilities. He has a long history as a champion of change within the ExxonMobil refining circuit, with a strong emphasis on aligning and engaging employees to improve value for the company’s shareholders.
"His most recent assignment was the ExxonMobil Fawley Refinery where he spent the last four years. It’s the largest refinery in the United Kingdom and one of the most complex in Europe.
"Mr. Katinas’ career in the petroleum and petrochemical company started in 1976 when he joined Mobil as a Process Engineer. He took on a wide variety of assignments in operational and technical roles at several of Mobil’s U.S. refineries. In 1992, Mr. Katinas was assigned to Saudi Arabia as General Manager of SAMREF Refinery, a joint venture between Mobil and Saudi Aramco. He took on a short-term assignment in 1997 to help set the future direction of the company’s refining system.
"In 1999, Mr. Katinas became manager of Mobil’s Jurong Refinery in Singapore. Upon the merger of Exxon and Mobil, he was assigned to merge the operations of the combined company’s two refineries in Singapore. The merged refinery is ExxonMobil’s largest capacity plant.
"Mr. Katinas holds a Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He lives in Fort McMurray with his wife Lily and their young daughter." 
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- Tom Katinas, Syncrude, accessed September 25, 2009.