Irving Oil CEO: The ‘rust-belter from the U.S.’ says it’s important to listen

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Paul Browning, CEO & President of Irving Oil
Photo by Kâté Braydon/Telegraph Journal

As published in the Telegraph-Journal, Saturday, February 15, 2014

Born in Detroit, raised in Cleveland, and a grad of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, the new CEO and president of Irving Oil tells people he’s a “rust-belter from the US.”

Paul Browning started at General Electric right out of university, working in their corporate research and development lab in Schenectady, New York. He worked on everything from light bulbs to washing machines to medical imaging devices. While he enjoyed being an engineer, the corporate world had other ideas and pulled him from being an engineer at GE and into various leadership positions in Mexico and Europe within the Caterpillar organization.

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