Tom Curtis, president of Lubrizol Additives, a division of The Lubrizol Corporation, has announced changes to his leadership team.
Craig Paterson has been appointed as vice president, Industrial. As Lubrizol focuses on helping the world” Create Smarter,” including improving the circularity of its products by 25% by 2028, Paterson’s 29 years of experience in the industry, including 18 years across several functions within Lubrizol, will prove beneficial. Most recently, Paterson was vice president for Lubrizol Additives Product Management Group. In his new role, he will be responsible for growth in industrial additives, finished grease and specialty industrial fluids. He will continue the focus across Lubrizol Additives businesses on product integrity, complexity optimisation and product management support of the company’s digital platforms.
As announced earlier, Julie Edgar has been appointed as vice president, Transportation, where she is accountable for growth in additives, specialty fluids, and services for all transportation applications, including electric vehicles. Edgar has held technology management positions in Asia, Europe and North America during her 25 years at Lubrizol. Most recently, she held the position of corporate vice president of innovation and chief sustainability officer. Her experience will be critical to advance Lubrizol’s mission to help the world Move Cleaner, enabling a greater than 50% reduction in vehicle emissions by 2040.
In addition to his current responsibilities leading the global testing organisation, Mayur Shah will lead Research & Development. In his new role as vice president, Research, Development & Testing, Shah will be responsible to deliver capacity, capabilities, and services necessary to support Lubrizol’s industrial and transportation businesses today and into the future. Shah will build upon experience gained during his 27 years with Lubrizol working in various technology and additive industry leadership roles.
Ramnath Kuthoore has been appointed to vice president, Sales and Marketing. Kuthoore will be accountable to deliver value for Lubrizol Additives’ customers and their end users through clear and compelling value propositions. Additionally, Kuthoore will support the development and execution of Lubrizol Additives customers’ digital experience. Kuthoore brings 27 years of service within Lubrizol, having previously held key roles in various functions including information systems, operations, business management and sales, including an international assignment in Dubai. Most recently he was general manager sales, North America.
Earlier this year, Jianwei Dong was appointed as Vice President, Lubrizol Additives Asia Pacific. His 23 years of industry experience include more than a decade in leadership positions throughout Asia, Europe and North America. Dong will ensure the capabilities are in place to drive sustainable growth and deliver valuable solutions for Lubrizol Additives’ customers in Asia, which is a critical region of growth for both transportation and industrial.
“In my 30 years at Lubrizol, I’ve never been more energised by the mission of our company to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Building on our market-leading position, Lubrizol Additives is preparing for future growth opportunities as the transportation and industrial markets rapidly evolve,” said Curtis. “We will continue to focus on unlocking the potential of Lubrizol science to solve meaningful problems and deliver valuable solutions for our customers, end users and our communities. I’m very excited, and humbled, to work with a team of leaders whose diverse background and experiences are so well positioned to accelerate us forward.”
The Lubrizol Additives leadership team continues to be supported by dedicated partners across manufacturing, supply chain, legal, HR, finance and IS.
About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, leverages its unmatched science to unlock immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world move cleaner, create smarter and live better. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has approximately 8,800 employees. For more information, visit www.Lubrizol.com.