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Infineum Announces Changes to Senior Leadership Team


Infineum, one of the world leaders in the formulation, manufacturing and marketing of petroleum additives, announced a restructuring of its corporate leadership team, to take effect April 1, 2013.

The changes, announced by Infineum CEO Xavier le Mintier, follow the retirement at the end of March of Sara Lefcourt, Vice President of Supply, and Mark Struglinski, Vice President of Technology.

Chris Locke, who previously managed Infineum’s Crankcase Lubricants Business, will take up the role of Executive Vice President for the newly-formed Marketing and Technology division. Chris will be responsible for the delivery of innovative technical solutions to the customers, alongside marketing and corporate strategy development.

Infineum’s Sales and Supply divisions will come together and be headed up by Trevor Russell, who was previously Vice President for Sales and Marketing. In his new role as Executive Vice President for Sales and Supply, Trevor will be responsible for serving Infineum’s customer base, as well as delivering operational excellence across the organization, Trevor will relocate to Singapore to reflect the growing importance of the Asia Pacific region.

Philippe Creteur will remain as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Business Services, while Ross Baglin will continue as Executive Vice President for Human Resources.

Infineum’s four Executive Vice Presidents will work alongside Chief Executive Officer Xavier le Mintier as the new Corporate Leadership Team.

Commenting on the announcement, Xavier le Mintier said “Today’s announcement reaffirms Infineum’s commitment to become the leading transportation additive company. The combined experience of Chris, Trevor, Philippe and Ross means we have a strong leadership team that will ensure we continue to deliver on our promise of “Performance you can rely on”, delivering the technology excellence, reliability and collaboration that our customers have come to expect from us. Through this restructuring we have put in place an organisation that is more agile and flexible, allowing us to increase our speed to market with new innovations whilst maintaining the operational and supply excellence our customers value. I am particularly pleased to announce the movement of an EVP position to Asia, reflecting both the importance of this region and Infineum’s commitment to it.”

At the same time, I would like to personally wish Sara Lefcourt and Mark Struglinski long and happy retirements after many years’ service to the company – their respective contributions to Infineum’s continued success have been outstanding and they will be missed by their many friends and colleagues at Infineum.”

About Infineum
The Infineum Group of Companies is a world-class petroleum additives enterprise. With headquarters in Milton Hill, UK, Infineum is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of lubricant additives used primarily in automotive, heavy-duty diesel and marine engines, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuels. Its customers are oil companies and other lubricant and fuel marketers. The Infineum product line also includes specialty additives for automotive transmission fluids, and gear and industrial oils.

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