andrew stead

general manager, value chain optimization

Andrew is the general manager, Value Chain Optimization (VCO), based in San Ramon, CA. Appointed into the role in October 2020, he oversees strategy and planning, portfolio optimization, cross-functional value chain projects, and supply planning for the Chemicals business. This role marks Andrew’s return to the Chemicals business unit, having previously served as Oronite’s general manager, Global Strategic Accounts.


In his most recent role before joining the VCO team, Andrew was the unit manager, Products & Analytical in Downstream Technology & Services, based in Richmond, CA. He was responsible for Chevron’s Product Engineering, Fuels Technology & Additives, Global Lab Services, and Toxicology groups.


Andrew joined Texaco in the UK in 1999. Since then, he has held roles of increasing responsibility in both the UK and the U.S. across various Downstream business units, including International Products, Services and Strategy, Business Evaluation & Development, Business & Commercial and Supply & Trading.


Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in economics & marketing from the University of Wales, UK.