NewMarket Corporation announced that Regina “Gina” A. Harm has been appointed president of Afton Chemical Corporation.
Harm will replace Robert A. Shama, who has been appointed vice president of Strategic OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) for Afton Chemical.
Harm has more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry, including 11 years with Afton Chemical. For the past three years, she has held the position of senior vice president and chief operating officer of Afton Chemical. In this role, Harm was responsible for the procurement, engineering, manufacturing and logistics of Afton Chemical’s global product portfolio, as well as research and development functions.
“There is an exciting opportunity ahead as Gina embeds her extensive knowledge of the market, strong leadership skills and results driven mindset to accelerate our growth strategy. We remain focused on our long-term objectives and I look forward to our continued success under Gina’s direction,” said Teddy Gottwald, chairman and CEO of Afton Chemical parent NewMarket Corporation.
NewMarket Corporation, through its subsidiaries Afton Chemical Corporation and Ethyl Corporation, develops, manufactures, blends, and delivers chemical additives that enhance the performance of petroleum products. NewMarket and its subsidiaries are based in Richmond, Va., U.S.A.