Thomas (Tom) W. Schuessler was appointed president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in November 2016. Mr. Schuessler earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas before joining Exxon Company, U.S.A. in 1991 in Midland, Texas.
From 1991 – 2001, Mr. Schuessler held a number of technical, commercial and supervisory assignments in Texas and Louisiana. From 2002 – 2005, he held production operations managerial assignments in western Canada. In 2005, he assumed the role of Senior Corporate Planning Advisor at Exxon Mobil Corporate Headquarters. This was then followed by assignments in Malaysia as Deputy Production Manager and in Norway as Lead Country Manager and Managing Director of Esso Norge.
In 2012, Mr. Schuessler assumed the role of ExxonMobil Production Company (EMPC) Engineering Vice President and then became EMPC Vice President Americas in 2014 where he served until assuming his current leadership position with the Upstream Research Company.
As president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Mr. Schuessler is responsible for developing and maintaining an industry-leading array of differentiating and proprietary technologies in support of the Corporation’s global resource pursuit and leadership position in exploration, development, production and gas commercialization.
Mr. Schuessler and his wife, Tina, have three children (Matthew, Justin and Bryce).