Lubrizol taps Rick Tolin to head advanced materials business segment

Lubrizol Corporation announced the appointment of Rick Tolin as corporate senior vice president and president of Lubrizol Advanced Materials (LZAM), effective immediately. He replaces Eric R. Schnur who has been promoted to Lubrizol president.

Tolin will oversee the LZAM business segment, a leading global producer of advanced specialty polymers, polymer-based additives and chemical additives used in everyday consumer and industrial applications. The segment businesses include Engineered Polymers, Personal and Home Care, Performance Coatings and LifeSciences.

“Rick’s broad experience and strategic insight will strengthen Lubrizol Advanced Materials as an industry leader. He has a proven track record of successfully leading significant business initiatives and delivering results. I am confident Advanced Materials will be very successful under Rick’s leadership,” Schnur said.

Tolin joined Lubrizol in 1993 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and international business management within the company’s coatings and personal care businesses. In 2011, he was named vice president and general manager of the personal and home care business of LZAM. Prior to joining Lubrizol, Tolin worked at specialty chemical firms RITA Corporation and Carroll Scientific in technical, sales and business management roles. Tolin attended St. Joseph’s College and the University of Notre Dame where he received Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics and in Mathematics.

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. It produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions. Its products for the oilfield market include technologies for exploration, production and transportation.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Lubrizol has approximately 9,000 employees worldwide with revenues for 2015 of USD 7 billion.