Lubrizol Personal and Home Care Enhances Organizational Talent
Dorina Ghirardi promoted to global director R&D, personal and home care
Sanjay Kalhan promoted to global business director for home care.
Arul Mathew promoted to business director, personal and home care for Asia Pacific
CLEVELAND, August 21, 2012 - The Lubrizol Corporation announces the promotion of Ms. Dorina Ghirardi to global R&D director, personal and home care. In this role, she will work with an emphasis on providing technologies that deliver valued solutions for customer needs. She will be responsible for the group's alignment and for directing the R&D function for the business in the areas of synthesis, applications, new product development and technical service.
Ms. Ghirardi joined Lubrizol in 1998 as the technical service manager for Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia. She has more than 25 years of technical experience in the personal care industry. She holds a master's degree in pharmaceuticals from the University of Leuven and also obtained two additional master's degrees in pharmaceutical engineering and cosmetic sciences, both from the University of Brussels.
Dr. Sanjay Kalhan, Ph.D. is promoted to the newly created position of global business director for home care. He will drive the global home care business. More specifically, Dr. Kalhan will develop and implement market growth strategies and align and prioritize business development initiatives, as well as develop the business' organizational capacity.
Dr. Kalhan joined Lubrizol in 1995 as a research chemist, and thereafter worked in a number of commercial and technical positions. He earned both his master's degree in polymer science and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In addition, Dr. Kalhan holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina.
Mr. Arul Mathew is promoted to the position of business director, personal and home care for Asia Pacific. In his role, Mr. Mathew will direct all commercial and technical activities for the region. Key aspects of his role include: regional business, technical and market focus; development and implementation of growth strategies; organizational development and alignment; and providing value solutions to our customers in the region.
Since joining Lubrizol in February 2004, Mr. Mathew has held a number of key roles in product management, supply chain, strategic pricing, sales & operations planning, marketing and commercial strategy. Mr. Mathew has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a master's degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Ohio State University.
Rick Tolin, Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. vice president and general manager, personal and home care says, "The promotion of Dorina and the addition of Sanjay and Arul to the personal and home care business greatly enhance the leadership of our global team. Their broad experiences are a strategic fit with the business and will be instrumental in enabling us to provide added innovative solutions to our global customers." About The Lubrizol Corporation The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, other transportation-related fluids and industrial lubricants, as well as fuel additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals; specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Lubrizol's industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality, performance and value of customers' products, while reducing their environmental impact.
With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, The Lubrizol Corporation owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 7,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2011 were $6.1 billion. For more information, visit www.lubrizol.com.
Media Contact Amy Dolzine Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. 9911 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, Ohio, 44141 216-447-6117 Websites: www.lubrizol.com/personalcare and www.lubrizol.com/homecare
Sanjay Kalhan Dorina Ghirardi Arul Mathew
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