Steve Kirk was elevated to senior vice president and COO, in charge of both Lubrizol Additives (LZA) and Lubrizol Advanced Materials (LZAM) business segments.
Mr. Kirk was elected senior vice president of The Lubrizol Corporation and appointed president of Lubrizol Additives in April 2004. He joined Lubrizol in 1972 and served in a variety of roles in process engineering, sales, and sales management in several company facilities, including European headquarters in London, England. Mr. Kirk was elected vice president of the corporation in December 1993 and served in several marketing and sales roles before being named president of Lubrizol Additives in 2004.
Larry Norwood was promoted to corporate vice president, operations, leading operations personnel and infrastructure for both LZA and LZAM. Most recently Mr. Norwood served as vice president, operations for the Lubrizol Additives segment. He joined Lubrizol in 1973 and held a variety of positions in process engineering, production and technology and plant management at the Deer Park and Bayport, TX facilities as well as the Painesville and Wickliffe, OH facilities.
Bob Graf was promoted to corporate vice president, research and development, leading research strategy and the development of scientific resources for both LZA and LZAM. Previously, Mr. Graf was vice president, research and development for Lubrizol Additives. He joined Lubrizol in 1985 and held a variety of technical management roles across the company including a two-year assignment with GE-Lubrizol, a joint venture start-up of GE Transportation Systems and Lubrizol.
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 the company. Since June 2004, Mr. Lewis was vice president and general counsel of Lubrizol Advanced Materials and deputy general counsel of the corporation since June 2007. Previously, Mr. Lewis was vice president of Asia Pacific, based in Singapore, from January 2003 to June 2004, assistant secretary of the corporation from April 2001 to January 2003 and assistant to the general counsel from October 1997 to January 2003. Mr. Lewis joined Lubrizol in 1984 as a process development engineer.
Dan Sheets was promoted to corporate vice president and president, Lubrizol Additives. Since 2005, Mr. Sheets has served as vice president of sales for Lubrizol Additives. Prior to 2005, he was vice president, Engine Additives and also served as global business manager for Fuels, Refinery and Oilfield. Mr. Sheets also held a variety of sales, sales management, business and general management roles, including involvement in several acquisitions, which led to a three-year assignment in Germany.
Eric Schnur was promoted to corporate vice president and president, Lubrizol Advanced Materials. Since 2007, Mr. Schnur was vice president and general manager of Performance Coatings in LZAM. He was vice president, Driveline and Industrial Additives, in the LZA segment from 2004 to 2007. Prior to 2004, Mr. Schnur held a variety of roles in process development, technical and commercial management, and global business development for several product lines, including a two-year assignment in Singapore. Mr. Schnur joined Lubrizol in 1989 as a development engineer in research and development.
In his new role, Mr. Schnur will be responsible for the day-to-day management and growth of the Lubrizol Advanced Materials segment which will continue to be structured around three major product lines, namely Noveon Consumer Specialties, Performance Coatings and Engineered Polymers.
Don Bogus, senior vice president, The Lubrizol Corporation and president of Lubrizol Advanced Materials, will retire from Lubrizol effective Jan. 2, 2009. Bogus began his career with Lubrizol in April 2000 as vice president of the then Chemicals for Industry division with responsibility for Lubrizol’s paints, coatings and inks additive businesses. In April 2004, following the announcement of Lubrizol’s acquisition of Noveon, Mr. Bogus was named senior vice president for Lubrizol and president of Noveon, the position he has held since that time. During his tenure with Lubrizol, Mr. Bogus played a key role in the company’s M&A growth strategy and was instrumental in integrating the Noveon business into the current Lubrizol Advanced Materials business segment.