David R. Sauber
Vice President, Human Resources and Labor Relations
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Mr. Sauber is vice president, Human Resources and Labor Relations of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. He is a member of Michigan State University’s School of Human Resources and Labor Relations Advisory Board.
Mr. Sauber joined Marathon Petroleum in 2017, after having retired from Shell Oil Company as vice president, Human Resources Policy, Benefits and Services. He began his career at Shell in 1989, in the company’s exploration and production organization. After having worked in the company’s refining and chemicals businesses, Mr. Sauber was named manager, Human Resources/Industrial Relations at Shell’s Deer Park refinery. In 2000, he was named manager, Industrial Relations for Shell Oil Products U.S. and was named Human Resources manager for the Convent and Norco refineries in Motiva Enterprises, a joint venture between Shell Oil and Saudi Aramco, in 2003. Mr. Sauber returned to Shell Oil Products U.S. in 2005, as Industrial Relations/Employee Relations manager and was named regional Human Resources manager for U.S. manufacturing in 2009. He served as the lead negotiator for the oil industry national oil bargaining with the United Steel Workers in 2009 and 2012. Mr. Sauber was appointed vice president, Human Resources Policy, Benefits and Services for Shell in 2013.
Mr. Sauber holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University. He attended the Cornell University-INSEAD Strategic Human Resources Program in 2004.