Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. announced the appointment of Dr. Valentina Serra-Holm to the position of vice president, Global Product Marketing, effective 6 May 2019. Serra-Holm brings more than two decades of industry and academic experience in the fields of lubricant base oil product research, technology and applications; manufacturing; and global market development and branding. Her appointment to Calumet’s executive team further demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing its specialties business, Calument said in a statement.
After academic doctoral research and teaching, Serra-Holm joined Nynas AB in Stockholm, Sweden. Nynas is a specialties-focused oil company that manufactures and sells bitumen and naphthenic products in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Serra-Holm was given increasing responsibility across a wide range of assignments involving products research, market development, strategic planning, and sales. Her most recent position with Nynas was as the director of Global Marketing and Technology.
A native of Italy and fluent in several languages, Serra-Holm holds MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy. In addition, she holds a PhD in Chemical Reaction Engineering from Åbo Akademi University in Finland. She is the president of the Union of the European Lubricants Industry (UEIL) and is the author of numerous technical publications, patents, and international presentations relating to base oils and other specialty products.
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is a master limited partnership and a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. Calumet processes crude oil and other feedstocks into customized lubricating oils, solvents and waxes used in consumer, industrial and automotive products; produces fuel products including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Calumet is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A., and operates 11 manufacturing facilities located in Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas.