Lubrizol appoints new CSO; makes leadership changes

Lubrizol appoints new CSO; makes leadership changes

10:51 AM, 20th May 2017
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CLEVELAND, US: The Lubrizol Corporation announced the following changes to its senior leadership team, all effective on 1 June 2017.

Bob Graf, currently corporate vice president (VP) of R&D, is named corporate vice president of data science and analytics, a new position for Lubrizol. Graf joined Lubrizol in 1985 and has held a variety of technical management roles throughout Lubrizol.  He joined Lubrizol's senior leadership team in 2008.

With Graf's new role, Julie Edgar joins Lubrizol's senior leadership team as corporate VP, R&D and chief sustainability officer (CSO). Edgar joined Lubrizol in 1995 as a research chemist at the company's regional development and marketing facility in Hazelwood, UK. She has held a number of technology management positions within the company, including leadership positions in US and Asia. 

Tesham (Tesh) Gor joins Lubrizol's senior leadership team as corporate VP, corporate strategy and consumer insights. Gor joined Noveon Inc in 2002, which was later acquired by Lubrizol in 2004. He has held a variety of strategic, commercial and business management positions including a two-year assignment in Hong Kong.  He has also served as VP and general manager, performance coatings and most recently as vice president, industrial specialities. 

In addition, effective 1 November 2017, Tom Curtis, currently VP of engine oils will be appointed corporate senior VP and president of Lubrizol Additives, replacing Dan Sheets, who has announced his intent to retire at the end of 2017, completing his 33-year career with the company.

Curtis joined Lubrizol in 1990 and has served in a variety of technology and commercial positions, including a five-year assignment in Hazelwood, UK. 

"With this leadership team and all of the talented people we have around the world, Lubrizol is even better positioned to deliver valuable solutions to assist our customers in meeting the needs of their end users," said Eric Schnur, chairman, president and CEO.

"Additionally, by bringing together the many ongoing sustainability efforts across the company to the newly created position of chief sustainability officer, we will enhance our positive contributions to the lives of those who use the company's products and/or live in the communities in which Lubrizol operates," added Schnur.

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