HOUSTON, June 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thomas K. Sneed, vice president and chief information officer(CIO) for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO), has elected toretire effective Sept. 1, 2013 following more than 32 years ofservice. Bruce A. McCullough will succeed Sneed as vice president and CIOeffective June 17, 2013. McCullough joins Marathon Oil fromAnadarko Petroleum Corp. where he most recently served as director,Global Business Systems. In his new position, McCullough willreport to Janet F. Clark, Marathon Oil executive vice president andCFO. Sneed will serve as vice president of IT Services untilSept. 1 to facilitate an orderly transition to the department's newleadership. "Under Thom's able leadership, Marathon Oil's informationmanagement systems have continued to evolve in the face of anextraordinarily dynamic information technology environment thatposes both substantial opportunities and challenges to ourCompany," said Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr., chairman, president andCEO of Marathon Oil. "We thank Thom for his manycontributions during his long and distinguished career and wish himgood health and much happiness in his retirement." "We are pleased to welcome Bruce McCullough to Marathon Oil andwe look forward to benefitting from his deep technical skills andleadership experience," said Clark. "It is essential that wehave the capacity to efficiently manage the vast amount ofinformation necessary to make the countless decisions we face eachday. In addition, we must maintain a leading edge perspective onthe information tools so critical to the speed and quality of ourdecision making. In this context, we look forward to thecontributions Bruce will make as we work to profitably grow ourCompany in a responsible manner." McCullough has worked in the information technology field,primarily in the oil and gas sector, since graduating from BaylorUniversity in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in computerscience. Prior to Anadarko, he was a partner atAccenture and served in a variety of capacities for clients such asAtlantic Richfield Company, Mitchell Energy and DevelopmentCorporation and Burlington Resources.
While at Anadarko, he led efforts to develop and maintainsystems and execute strategic projects in both operations andcorporate support functions. His work was particularlyfocused on leveraging enterprise level business systems andtechnologies, coupled with a substantial commitment to dataanalytics, to add value from improved asset performance, capitalefficiency and work process efficiency.
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