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Quaker Houghton appoints Leneis senior VP and chief HR officer

Quaker Houghton appoints Leneis senior VP and chief HR officer
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Melissa Leneis has joined Quaker Houghton, a  global leader in industrial process fluids based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., as senior vice president and chief human resources (HR) officer effective July 5, 2022.  Leneis will oversee the company’s global human resources organization including total rewards, talent management, culture and engagement, talent attraction, workforce enablement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“At the core of Quaker Houghton and our customer intimate strategy is our people.  Melissa has extensive experience building and leading global Human Resources organizations and will play a pivotable role in attracting, developing, and retaining the necessary talent to enable the Company to achieve its strategic objectives.  I am delighted to have Melissa join the leadership team at Quaker Houghton,” said Andy Tometich, chief executive officer and president.

Prior to joining Quaker Houghton, Leneis served in various Human Resources leadership roles at InterDigital, including most recently serving as executive vice president and chief human resources officer from October 2019 through June 2022.  Prior to joining InterDigital in 2018, she was responsible for leading global teams of Human Resources business partners at Johnson Controls and formerly with Tyco International.  Her previous experience also includes human resources leadership positions with MEI, Inc. (formerly Mars) and Lockheed Martin Corporation.