Chevron has named Joseph C. Geagea corporate vice president and president of Chevron Gas and Midstream, effective 1 January 2012. Geagea will succeed John D. Gass who will retire from Chevron after over 37 years with the company. Currently, Geagea serves as the managing director responsible for Chevron’s exploration and production activities in the Asia South region, including Thailand, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and China. In his new position, Geagea will be responsible for commercializing Chevron’s natural gas resources and supporting the development of new growth opportunities worldwide. He will also oversee Chevron’s shipping, pipeline, power and natural gas trading operations. Geagea will report to George L. Kirkland, Chevron’s vice chairman and executive vice president of Upstream and Gas. He has maintained a variety of executive and management positions in both the upstream and downstream operations of the company, including vice president of Upstream Capability, vice president of Chevron International Exploration and Production and president of Fuel & Marine Marketing. After the Chevron and Texaco merger in 2001, Geagea led the integration of the two company’s downstream operations. Pierre Breber will succeed Geagea as managing director of the company’s Asia South region effective 1 January 2012, reporting to Melody Meyer, president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company.