The new year will begin with new faces leading several of the lubricant industrys largest companies. Additive suppliers Infineum and Lubrizol have a new chief executive and chairman, respectively, while ChevronTexaco has appointed a new vice president for its base oil business.
Infineum announced Monday that former ExxonMobil Chemical Co. executive Dominique Fournier has been appointed chief executive officer, replacing A.J. Tony Gaskell, who is retiring at the end of this month. Fournier has 28 years of senior management experience in the chemical industry and is currently worldwide vice president,adhesion industry, for ExxonMobil Chemical. He will resign that position to join Infineum next month.