Rawleigh Warner, Mobil CEO who shaped company image, dies at 92 in Hobe Sound

Former Mobil Oil Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rawleigh Warner led Mobil as it overtook rivals to become second in sales behind Exxon Corp., years before the two companies merged. (Source: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History via Bloomberg)

Bloomberg reports that Rawleigh Warner, the Mobil Oil Corp. chairman and chief executive officer who took corporate image-management to a new level through company sponsorship of “Masterpiece Theater” on public television and paid opinion pieces that appeared in U.S. newspapers, has died at his home in Hobe Sound. He was 92.

He died June 26,  his daughter, Suzanne Parsons, said in an interview. The cause was complications from the progressive muscle disease known as inclusion body myositis.

For the complete story: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-01/rawleigh-warner-mobil-ceo-who-refined-company-spin-dies-at-92.html

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