FINDLAY, OH: Charles Rice has been appointed director of public
affairs and corporate communications for Marathon Ashland Petroleum
(MAP). He joined MAP in 1998 when Marathon Oil Company and Ashland
formed the petroleum refining and marketing joint venture. The firm is
now the nation's fifth-largest refiner with 935,000 barrels per day. The
retail marketing system comprises 5,400 locations in 21 states.