Riccardo takes over as Fawley Refinery Manager

ExxonMobil has appointed Riccardo Cavallo as refinery manager at its Fawley facility in Hampshire. Riccardo replaces Simon Downing who has retired after more than 35 years with the company, including four as Fawley refinery manager.

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Riccardo takes over as Fawley Refinery Manager

Riccardo brings more than 20 years’ refining experience gained with ExxonMobil in Italy, UK and most recently Australia and New Zealand where he was Refinery Manager.

Commenting on his appointment, Riccardo said: ‘’For over 70 years, ExxonMobil Fawley has operated at the heart of the New Forest community, providing high value employment and making a key economic contribution and I am proud to be part of its exciting future.

‘’Fawley’s strength is the integration of the refining and the chemical sites, but the quality and commitment of the Fawley people is what makes this place special. I am looking forward to continuing to work together to address the dual challenge of meeting the future energy needs of consumers and businesses while working to support the UK’s net zero ambitions.

The Fawley refinery is the largest in the UK and manufactures automotive fuels and lubricants, aviation fuel as well as lubricants for industrial and commercial applications. The site provides fuel for the equivalent of one in every five vehicles on Britain’s roads.

Paul Greenwood,  lead country manager and chairman of Esso UK, said: ‘’Riccardo has extensive operational experience that befits the UK’s largest refinery.  As the site looks towards the future, his knowledge and experience will help us continue evolving to meet changing needs and expectations.”

Riccardo Cavallo has taken over as Fawley Refinery Manager