Lubrizol Corp. has made a number of management changes to better support the company’s business objectives. The newly appointed leadership will focus on enhancing product innovations across the enterprise, improving operating efficiencies across the global manufacturing and supply chain structure, managing enterprise risk and executing key bolt-on acquisitions that are complementary to existing product lines.
Steve Kirk was promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer, in charge of both Lubrizol Additives (LZA) and Lubrizol Advanced Materials (LZAM) business segments.
Larry Norwood was promoted to corporate vice president, operations, leading operations personnel and infrastructure for both LZA and LZAM.
Bob Graf was promoted to corporate vice president, R&D, leading research strategy and the development of its scientific community for both LZA and LZAM.
Greg Lewis was promoted to corporate vice president, global risk management and chief ethics officer, with oversight of loss prevention activities; the health, safety, environment and security function and corporate ethics for both LZA and LZAM.
Dan Sheets was promoted to corporate vice president and president, LZA. Don Bogus, senior vice president, Lubrizol Corp. and president of LZAM will retire from Lubrizol effective January 2, 2009. Eric Schnur was promoted to corporate vice president and president, LZAM.