Continental Oil Announces Six Executive Promotions

The promotions of two new executive vice presidents and four new vice presidents of Continental Oil Company were announced by Conoco board chairman and chief executive officer Howard W. Blauvelt as part of moves "to further strengthen the company's petroleum operations and administrative functions." Mr. Blauvelt also announced that Samuel Schwartz, former senior vice president, corporate planning, is named senior vice president, administrative, with a significant expansion of duties. He assumes responsibility for government affairs, public relations, personnel, and coordination management, in addition to corporate planning.

The other promotions are: J.E. Barnes, former vice president, supply and trading, is promoted to executive vice president, supply and transportation; E.J. Grivetti, former vice president, international exploration, is promoted to executive vice president, exploration; C.H. Lee, former general manager, coordinating and planning, is promoted to vice president, supply and trading; H.K. Bowden, former general manager, logistics, is promoted to the new position of vice president, logistics and downstream planning; L.J. Ryman, former managing director, exploration, of Continental Oil Company Ltd., a London-based subsidiary, is promoted to vice president, international exploration, and C.R. Wilhite, former manager, U.S. government affairs is promoted to vice president, U.S. Government affairs and U.S. coordination management.

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