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Lubrizol appoints Chris Brown as its new CEO

August 26/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Additives manufacturer Lubrizol Corp. has named Chris Brown, currently the CEO at Berkshire Hathaway Energy Infrastructure, as its new president and CEO, according to Canadian Plastics.

Brown succeeds Eric Schnur, who will remain in an advisory role. Schnur joined Lubrizol in 1987, and held a variety of roles including president of the companys Advanced Materials business segment, and president and chief operating officer. He became CEO in January 2017.

Lubrizol, headquartered in Wickliffe, Ohio, was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2011.

Brown joined Berkshire Hathaway in October 2020. Prior to that, he served for about eight years at Vestas as president for sales and service operations in the US and Canada, growing the business into a major supplier of wind turbines in North America. His background also includes two years as chief operating officer of the city of Detroit, plus time as a senior executive in the offshore wind industry, a large US utility, and an international utility.

As MRC reported before, this summer, Lubrizol announced the next phase of its staged, multi-million dollar investment in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) capacity and capabilities to serve the rapidly growing global Paint Protection Films (PPF) market. This comes on top of investments of over USD20 million over the last three years in capacity, application and testing capabilities, and market insights.

We remind that more than 5,250 tons of chemicals, oil and fuel additives burned in a massive fire at US specialty chemical firm Lubrizol in Rouen, France, in late September, 2019. Lubrizol managed to resume operations at its plant at Rouen in northwest France after the fire only in late December, 2019.

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an innovative specialty chemical company that apart from its production develops and supplies  technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol is providing innovative solutions for its customers high-performance application needs and remains committed to ongoing investment in its CPVC capabilities that support future growth. With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,000 employees worldwide.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:North America, poliuretan, petrochemistry, adhesives, Lubrizol, USA, France.
Category:General News
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