EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Henry Kusch, formerly General Manager of Chevron’s Escravos Gas-to-Liquids Venture in Nigeria, has assumed the position of General Manager of the El Segundo Refinery. Mr. Kusch replaces Frank Semancik who has been appointed Vice President of Chevron’s Complex Process Facilities in San Ramon, California. In this role, Mr. Kusch will be responsible for ensuring the safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally sound operation of the El Segundo Refinery.
Mr. Kusch, a native of Placerville, California, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Davis in 1984, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1991, he immediately began his career with Chevron. During Mr. Kusch’s 25 years with the Corporation, he has held a variety of management positions at Chevron’s refineries in Richmond, California; Pascagoula, Mississippi; and El Segundo, California. Mr. Kusch also served as General Manager of the Supply Optimization Group, Americas in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Kusch and his wife of 29 years, Melinda, have three children. Their daughter, Kate, is a senior at Georgia Tech, and will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. Their son, Kevin, is a junior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is also the starting nose tackle on MIT’s football team. The Kusch’s youngest son, Connor, is a senior at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, Alabama, and will begin the Naval Academy in June.
Mr. Kusch said, “When the opportunity presented itself for us to return to Southern California we were absolutely thrilled. Melinda and I love this area, and we are excited to call it home again. We look forward to seeing long-time friends and making new ones.”
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