Chris Cavote Named Refinery Manager at Pascagoula Refinery

PASCAGOULA, Miss.-Chris Cavote has been named Refinery General Manager of the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, according to officials at Chevron Products Company, a division of Chevron U.S.A., Inc.

Cavote presently holds the same position at Chevron’s refinery in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, and is chairman of Chevron Canada Limited (CCL). He will succeed current manager Bruce Chinn, who will be leading Chevron Oronite Co., LLC, as president beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

“It has been a privilege to lead Pascagoula,” Chinn said, “particularly the dedicated men and women who come to work here every day to make this refinery an essential element in the fuels and base oil business. I am confident in Pascagoula’s continuing success.”

Cavote earned a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Sacramento, in mechanical engineering, and joined Chevron in 1989. Throughout his career, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in manufacturing, business analysis and planning. Prior to his current assignment in Canada, Cavote held management roles at Chevron’s El Segundo, Richmond and Hawaii refineries, and was a general manager for Chevron’s large-scale Escravos Gas to Liquids (EGTL) facility in Nigeria. 

“I’m excited to be joining the Pascagoula Refinery,” Cavote said. “The Pascagoula site not only is Chevron’s largest and most complex refinery, but also has a well-established culture of operational excellence and teamwork. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues there to continue to build on that foundation to achieve even greater success.”

The Pascagoula Refinery is Chevron’s largest wholly-owned refinery, processing 330,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The refinery’s primary products are motor gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel and premium base oil. The refinery’s success is built upon the business and community partnerships with the people of Jackson County, as well as the production of quality products in ways that are compatible with the community and the environment.  To learn more, go to


Written by Chelsea Gee

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