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ChevronTexaco Corp. announced the following senior executive appointments, which will be effective Jan. 1, 2005.

George Kirkland has been appointed to the position of executive vice president of Upstream. He will have responsibility for managing ChevronTexaco's global exploration, production and gas activities.

Replacing Kirkland as vice president of ChevronTexaco Overseas Petroleum is John Watson, who will become responsible for managing all exploration and production activities outside of North America.

Replacing Watson as vice president of finance and CFO is Steve Crowe, who will be responsible for the finance function worldwide, including comptroller, audit, treasury, tax and investor relations activities.

Vice chairman Peter Robertson will join chairman and CEO Dave O'Reilly in the office of the chairman. The two will collaborate closely in overseeing the strategies and operations of the company. Robertson will assume direct responsibility for strategic planning, policy, government and public affairs and human resources, and will take on additional responsibilities associated with key commercial and government relationships.

In other news, Minnesota-based Holiday Cos., which has nearly 400 combination gas stations/convenience stores announced that Brent G. Blackey will join Holiday as president and COO later this month. Blackey comes to Holiday Cos. from Ernst & Young LLP, where he has served as senior partner in the North American Global Partners Group.

"As we position our organization for future marketplace opportunities, Brent Blackey provides a unique set of qualifications to offer leadership for Holiday," said chairman and CEO Ronald A. Erickson. "Brent will bring business best-practices and organizational strategies which will allow us to continue to achieve our ambitious goals. Brent will work with me and the rest of the executive team to bring our company to the next level of excellence."
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