Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc. announced the appointment of Richard Van Sleet as regional president, Americas. He will retain his current responsibilities as global head of Marketing for Lubricant Additives.
“We are pleased and excited to appoint Richard Van Sleet into this important role in the Americas region,” said Doris Schmidt, senior vice president and general manager of the Oil Additives Business Line. “With his extensive knowledge of our business, customers, and the industry’s needs; and with our organization on the cusp of an exciting time of change and growth, he was the perfect choice to lead our Americas region to a new level of success.”
Van Sleet has been with the Oil Additives Business Line of Evonik for more than 25 years, holding various positions in sales and marketing in the U.S.A. and Germany.
“This is an exciting time,” said Van Sleet. “I’m honored to have worked for Evonik over the past nearly three decades. Taking on this new role is a challenge that I’m looking forward to, working with our experienced team in the Americas to bring continued success to our customers, business line, employees, and shareholders.”
Van Sleet holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.