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February 2020


Motiva Enterprises selected Amy Marlyse Plato to be the company’s executive vice president, general counsel. She succeeds Chris Vice

Amy Marlyse Plato
Amy Marlyse Plato


WD-40 Co.’s board of directors appointed Neal Schmale as independent lead director and CEO Garry Ridge as chairman of the board. Ridge replaces Linda Lang as chairman. 

Garry Ridge
Garry Ridge


Richard Schoensiegel, former president of Santa Fe Springs, California-based Rosemead Oil Products, passed away on December 31 at the age of 70.


January 2020


Gary Emmick stepped down as president of Valor Oil. His son Josh Emmick took over the position on January 1, 2020 and is the third Emmick family member to lead the company. Gary will shift into a new role as chairman of the board and CEO. 

Josh Emmick
Josh Emmick


Pilot Chemical has appointed Rob Harpum as its new metalworking and lubricants sales manager.

Rob Harpum
Rob Harpum


George Damiris retired as CEO, president and director of HollyFrontier Corp. on December 31. The company’s board appointed Michael Jennings–previously executive vice president for the company–as CEO and president effective January 1.


Infineum announced changes to its leadership team: Philippe Creteur is executive vice president of sales; Aldo Govi is EVP of business growth and technology; Chris Locke is EVP of supply and operational excellence; Rebecca Oldfield is EVP of business transformation and digitalization; and Mike Chen is the company’s president in China.

Philippe Creteur
Philippe Creteur


December 2019


Gisela Miller has been named director of sales for American Refining Group after serving as the interim director since July 2019.

Gisela Miller
Gisela Miller


Nanotech Industrial Solutions appointed Hoon Kim as the company’s new technical director.  



Matteo Morelli was appointed as Greif’s sales director in Italy.  

Matteo Morelli
Matteo Morelli



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