- May 15, 2011
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Exxon CEO, Post Carbon fellow
WORCESTER — Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, offered more than 1,100 Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduates a bit of advice yesterday that he received from a mentor as a young engineer more than 30 years ago.
“Just remember that a pat on the back is only 18 inches from a kick in the behind,” said Mr. Tillerson, whose choice as commencement speaker sparked controversy among a small group of WPI students and faculty who were critical of ExxonMobil’s environmental record.
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