November 26, 2020

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U.S. Lubricants, MFG Chemical announce key executive appointments

U.S. Lubricants, MFG Chemical announce key executive appointments
From left to right: James Williams, U.S. Lubricants, George Graham, MFG Chemical, and Joe Dymecki, MFG Chemical

U.S. Venture Introduces new president of U.S. Lubricants, James Williams

U.S. Venture announced the appointment of a new president to their U.S. Lubricants Division, James Williams. Williams will relocate from Houston, Texas, U.S.A., working from corporate headquarters in Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

As president, Williams will be responsible for leading and overseeing the vision, strategy, and operations for the lubricants business. He will provide strategic leadership and direction across the lubricant landscape while building profitable business platforms that will be the catalyst for future growth.

Williams has more than 20 years of experience and outstanding business development success, new market expansion, and strategic partnerships within the lubricants industry. In his most recent role at Castrol, Williams was a senior sales leader for the Western region. Prior to Castrol, Williams was in a general manager position for Shell, serving as an executive leader for all Shell Marine operations across 20 countries in North and South America.

“Lubricant companies are in the midst of assessing what the energy transformation means to them in terms of performance and growth,” said Williams. “In joining U.S. Lubricants, I will be working with internal and external business partners to fully leverage our assets to explore specific market opportunities and grow our THRIVE® brand during the next several decades.”

Williams has a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

About U.S. Venture, Inc.

For more than 65 years, U.S. Venture, Inc. has been recognised as an innovative leader in the distribution of petroleum and renewable energy products, lubricants, tires and parts, and using data-driven insights to manage energy and information in the global movement of goods. U.S. Venture delivers unconventional, creative solutions that give their customers a competitive edge, and enables the company to support the communities in which they live, work, and play. Through the values lived by the business divisions: U.S. Oil, U.S. AutoForce®, U.S. Lubricants, U.S. Gain, Breakthrough, and IGEN, U.S. Venture seeks new ways to drive business success while being steadfast in their commitment to making the world a better place.

MFG Chemical announces new executives to lead Operations, Sales

MFG Chemical, a leading specialty and contract chemical manufacturing company with headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.A., has named Dr. George Graham to the senior level position of VP Operations. 

Graham joins MFG Chemical after a distinguished 25-year career, having most recently served as director of Operations at Wacker Polysilicon, with increasingly responsible engineering, workforce training and business development roles earlier on.

Graham holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT). He also earned an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from GIT and Tennessee Technology University, respectively.

MFG Chemical also announced the hiring of Joe Dymecki to the position of director of Sales.

Dymecki is a proven chemical industry leader, with 28 years of successful experience. Before joining MFG Chemical, Joe served as VP of Sales for Dubois Chemicals, prior to which he led Selig Industries and Zep Inc. as VP of Sales and VP of Business Effectiveness, respectively.

MFG Chemical President & CEO Paul Turgeon stated, “I couldn’t be more pleased than to have someone of such exceptional experience, skill and character as Joe Dymecki on the MFG Chemical team. This is a pivotal position for which he is ideally suited. Joe’s invaluable chemical industry experience, high energy and character will make him an excellent partner for MFG Chemical customers and a great teammate for his MFG colleagues.”

Graham will be responsible for operations in all four of MFG Chemical’s plants, three of which are located in Dalton, Georgia, U.S.A., with the fourth in Pasadena, Texas, U.S.A.

Dymecki, as director of sales, will bring added value by understanding customer needs and utilising MFG Chemical’s pilot plant and four manufacturing plants to deliver high-quality contract chemical production with safety, timeliness, confidentiality, quality and sustainability.

MFG Chemical’s key chemistries include Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinates (DOSS), Amides, Esters, Imidazolines, Rheology Modifiers, Surfactants, Specialty Anhydrides and Water Soluble Polymers. For more information, visit www.mfgchemical.com.

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