The Lubrizol Corp. announced the appointment of a new Lubrizol executive leadership team. The members  will continue to support the organization’s employees and customers, and the advancement of breakthrough chemistry. 

“For more than 90 years, Lubrizol science has solved complex challenges and advanced new opportunities across a variety of industries,” said Lubrizol President and CEO Rebecca Liebert. “We’re pairing that history of innovation with strong leadership, drawn from inside and outside our organization, to propel our Lubrizol people, customers, technology, and enterprise operations to our next 100 years of growth.”

In addition to oversight by Liebert, Lubrizol will be led by these executive leaders:

  • Julie Edgar, senior VP and chief technology officer – Edgar brings more than 25 years of Lubrizol technology and commercial management positions across Asia, Europe, and North America to the role.
  • Jose Gonzalez-Magaz, senior VP and chief legal officer – Gonzalez-Magaz brings nearly 30 years of experience as a transformative business partner, including expanding commercial opportunities, protecting against and minimizing risk, leading organic and M&A growth, and optimizing the performance of legal teams for global organizations.
  • Jeff Lauderdale will serve as Lubrizol’s interim chief legal officer until Gonzalez-Magaz’s arrival.
  • Shuja Ishrat, senior VP and chief information officer – Ishrat has nearly 30 years of experience with global business systems development and transformation. 
  • James “JT” Jones, senior VP of Procurement and High-Growth Regions, chief procurement officer – Jones has international experience, and more than 20 years of business development, strategy, procurement, operations, financial, senior sales management, and P&L leadership experience at preeminent international consulting and Fortune 500 chemical and coatings companies, most recently at PPG Industries.
  • Flavio Kliger, senior VP and president of Lubrizol Additives – Prior to Lubrizol, Flavio spent more than 20 years at The Dow Chemical Co., where his career spanned increasing responsibility in multiple commercial and general management roles in three countries, touching all ranges of product, from basic chemicals to specialty chemicals, in multiple-end user industries.
  • Trina Nally, senior VP and chief human resources officer – Nally has 30 years of human resources experience, including aligning company strategy, structure, culture, capabilities, and rewards to build high-performing organizations.
  • Arnau Pano, senior VP and president of Lubrizol Advanced Materials – He has been with Lubrizol for more than a decade, following Lubrizol’s acquisition of Merquinsa where Arnau served as CEO. Arnau also spent more than 15 years with General Electric where he held diverse business management positions.
  • Eduardo Pedreira, VP, Supply Chain – Pedreira has a history as a transformational supply chain and operations leader with more than 17 years of experience at PPG Industries.
  • LG Tackett, senior VP, Operations – An industry veteran of 30 years, Tackett’s global leadership experience is rooted in safety, process safety, operations, reliability, supply chain, and engineering.
  • Davies Walker, senior VP and chief financial officer – With more than 20 years of finance and business management experience, Walker has a record of leading multi-billion-dollar global manufacturing businesses to financial growth and profitability.

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