OH 0682 | Oral History

OH 0682

Executive, Caltex Petroleum Corporation. On-the-job training with Texaco; assignment to China as terminal superintendent; the prewar China market; competition with Shell and Standard Vacuum; transfer to Ceylon; terminal expansion in Ceylon; development of the Ceylon market; transfer to Caltex (India); comments about William Pinckard; training of local nationals; development of the Calcutta terminal; Caltex (India) during World War II; living standards for overseas Caltex employees; assignment to Aden, 1945, for the development of bunkering facilities; transfer to India, 1947, as terminal superintendent and assistant general manager of Caltex (India); relations with Nehru and the Indian government; partition of India and Pakistan; postwar marketing strategies in India; relations between Caltex (India) and New York headquarters; transfer to South Africa, 1949, to reorganize the Operations Department; Caltex operations in South Africa; apartheid and Caltex; transfer to India, 1952, as general manager of Caltex (India); building of the Caltex refinery at Vishakhapatnam; labor relations; transfer to Australia, 1962, as shareholders representative; Kurnell refinery; appointment as regional director for Southern Africa, 1963; formation of Caltex East and Caltex West, background and results; refinery construction in Africa; enlargement of the Cape Town refinery; return of Caltex European operations to Texaco and Socal, 1967.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 131 pp.
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Ronald E. Marcello
Date of Interview June 18, 1986

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