John Dorffeld

Chevron
U.S. Army Veteran

John Dorffeld

Currently based in Bakersfield, California, John works as the Commercial Manager for the San Joaquin Valley Business Unit, leading the team responsible for all Upstream contracts associated with Chevron’s onshore California production. Prior to relocating to California from Houston in 2018, John worked on and later was selected to lead the team responsible for Chevron’s existing Permian Basin commercial agreements in the Mid Continent Business Unit.  John is a graduate of Chevron’s Commercial Skills MBA Leadership Development Program, with previous rotational assignments over a period of more than two years in Houston, the UK and Australia.

Previous Experience

John graduated from USMA in 2002 and deployed to Kuwait and onward into Iraq early 2003 with the 3rd Infantry Division. After Operation Iraqi Freedom I he returned to Iraq in 2005 for OIF 3 working in the Tikrit/Samarra area.   John held a variety of Field Artillery positions as well as time as an Observer Controller supporting the deployment of National Guard and Reserve forces to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.

John received his BS in Management and Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy and his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.