Richard J. Freeland, Chair of the Board; Retired President and Chief Operating Officer, Cummins Inc.

Mr. Freeland has served as Valvoline's Chair of the Board since January 2022 and as a director of Valvoline since September 2016. He brings to Valvoline’s Board of Directors extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of product development, manufacturing, international operations, and sales and marketing, as well as experience in the automotive and transportation industry. The capstone of his 40-year career with Cummins Inc., a diesel engine and components manufacturer, was serving as President and Chief Operating Officer in his last five year prior to his retirement in October 2019. Prior to that role, Mr. Freeland served as Vice President and President of the Engine Business for Cummins (2010-2014).

Mr. Freeland holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial management from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. In addition, Mr. Freeland has served as a director of Cooper Standard since May 2020 and serves as a member of the strategic advisory board of Embark Trucks since September 2021. From July 2017 to October 2019, he also served as a director of Cummins.

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