Lubrizol has announced a number of personnel changes that will become effective from 1 June 2017. Bob Graf, currently corporate vice president of research and development, will take over as corporate vice president of data science and analytics, a new position for Lubrizol. Graf joined Lubrizol in 1985 and has held a variety of technical management roles throughout the company.
Karl Schoene has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. He succeeds Tony Parnell, who will transition to Executive Chairman of the board of directors. Both appointments are effective from 1 May 2017.
Since 29 September 2016, chemical engineer Karin Naujoks, 51, has been responsible for the management of ISL-Chemie GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of pigment pastes and lacquers with head office in Kürten, Germany.
Stepan Company announced that F. Quinn Stepan, the Chairman of the company, will retire from this position effective as of 31 December 2016. He has served as Chairman since 1984, and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the company from November 1984 to December 2005.