Stephen F. Kirk, Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Lubrizol Corporation

Mr. Kirk has been a director of Valvoline since September 2016 and served as Chairman of the Board from October 2017 through January 2022. Mr. Kirk served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Lubrizol Corporation, a specialty chemicals company, from September 2008 until his retirement in December 2011. From June 2004 to September 2008, he served as President of Lubrizol Additives. Prior to that, Mr. Kirk served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Lubrizol from June 1999 to June 2004.

His esteemed career at Lubrizol has well-equipped him to serve as a Board Director for Valvoline, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in such areas as international operations, sales and marketing, and corporate leadership, as well as the automotive and transportation industry. He also brings with him significant experience gained from service on the board of directors of other publicly traded companies.

Mr. Kirk holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in chemical engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Valvoline’s Board of Directors, Mr. Kirk served as a director of Ashland Global Holdings Inc. from November 2013 until January 2017. He also serves on several non-profit boards and committees, including Executive in Residence at the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University, Cleveland State University Board of Trustees, Vocational Guidance Service Board, and Boy Scouts of America-Western Reserve Council Advisory Board.

Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Governance & Nominating Committee

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