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Knuth to succeed Goh as VP of Commercial at Chevron Oronite

Knuth to succeed Goh as VP of Commercial at Chevron Oronite
Goh Koon Eng (left) and Cary Knuth (right). Photo courtesy of Chevron Oronite

Chevron Oronite has announced that Cary Knuth, currently vice president, Lubricants, Americas Products, will assume the role of vice president, Commercial, Chevron Chemicals, effective July 1, 2023. Goh Koon Eng, currently vice president, Commercial, of Chemical Chemicals, has elected to retire in August after a 32-year career with Chevron.

Chevron Oronite is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of fuel and lubricant additives, headquartered in San Ramon, California, U.S.A.

“We wish Koon Eng and his family all the best in their future endeavors as he closes out a very distinguished career with Chevron,” said Mitra Kashanchi, president, Chevron Chemicals. “Koon Eng made many contributions towards Chevron Oronite’s growth over the entirety of his career, serving in numerous leadership positions and playing a key role in the building of the Singapore plant, the Ningbo, China, plant, and the acquisition of PARATONE® viscosity modifier business.”  

Knuth brings a wealth of commercial experience to Chemicals. He started his career at Chevron in 1990 as part of the Marketing MBA Development Program. Since then, he has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility across the U.S. states of Louisiana, Texas, and California. He received his Bachelor of Science in psychology from Brigham Young University and his Master in Business Administration from Oregon State University.

“We are very excited to add Cary to our leadership team. His extensive experience and demonstrated ability to effectively lead large, diverse teams and deliver outstanding results will help sustain Chevron Oronite’s growth,” said Kashanchi.