Ittervoort, Netherlands-based BRB – manufacturer of lubricant additives, silicones and other specialty chemicals – announced on Nov. 1 its rebranding as a subsidiary of Petronas. In September 2019, Malaysia-based Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad acquired Da Vinci Group BV, widely known as BRB, as part of its strategy to pursue growth in specialty chemicals. BRB will continue to operate independently. Michael Hind will step down as chairman of London-based marketer and distributor SIP Specialty Oils and Fluids effective Dec. 31, after 25 years in the role, and will remain a company shareholder and director. Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Steve Spencer will step down from his current role of managing director and take over as chairman, while Tobias Tasche, currently marketing and development director, will become managing director.