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May 2020


Bruce Lerner will join HollyFrontier as president of HollyFrontier Lubricants and Specialties effective June 1. Lerner succeeds Mark Plake, who will step down from the role on June 1 and retire from the company on Dec. 31.


April 2020


After a merger of Jagger Advisory‘s global lubricants services with IHS Markit‘s Oil, Midstream and Downstream consulting unit, Suzan Jagger has been named vice president of the IHS Markit OMD Consulting team. She will be responsible for leading the business development, delivery and management of the consulting service in global lubricants. 

Suzan Jagger
Suzan Jagger


MFG Chemical named Paul Turgeon president and CEO, succeeding Keith Arnold. The company also appointed Jonathan O’Dwyer as vice president of commercial operations.

Paul Turgeon
Paul Turgeon


Katie VanQuathem has been appointed area business manager for the North American specialties sales group of Emery Oleochemicals.

Katie VanQuathem
Katie VanQuathem


Ingevity Corp. announced that D. Michael Wilson would resign as president, CEO and director due to matters relating to personal conduct. Board Chairman Richard Kelson is interim president and CEO.


Calumet announced that Tim Go will resign as CEO effective June 1. The Indianapolis-based company appointed Steve Mawer, a current board member, to take over as CEO.


Lubrizol U.K. appointed Alison Fisher as general manager at its national headquarters in Derbyshire. Fisher also serves as general manager of sales in Europe and Africa.


March 2020


Chevron Oronite announced that Barbara Smith, vice president of products and technology, will retire on April 1. Koon Eng Goh will take over her position. The company also appointed Walt Szopiak as its vice president of manufacturing and supply, replacing Curt Anderson, who was named vice president of manufacturing for Chevron Products Co. 

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith


Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. promoted Scott Obermeier to executive vice president, commercial. He will lead the company’s base oils, solvents and specialty oils and waxes businesses. 

Scott Obermeier
Scott Obermeier


Brian Bundy joined Sea-land Chemical as business development manager for the U.S. West Coast. He previously worked for Silver Fern Chemical and Neuchem in the Pacific Northwest.



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