John LaRese, Marine Fuels Venture Advisor, ExxonMobil Marine Fuels and Lubricants, has been with ExxonMobil for over 40 years. Most of his career was spent on board affiliate Tankers as a Chief Engineer, sailing onboard very large crude carriers (VLCCs), Product, and Chemical Tankers. Since coming onshore, Mr. LaRese has had several other assignments, such as an Energy Conservation Specialist, Contract Negotiator, Ships Superintendent, Fleet Operations Support Manager, Auditor, and Trainer of senior officers specializing in vessel management and safety. Mr. LaRese has been ExxonMobil’s Marine Fuels Technical Manager since 2009. A large portion of his current focus is on the development of 0.50% Sulphur Compliant Marine Fuels. Mr. LaRese holds a BS from Maine Maritime Academy.