Stephen F. Kirk, Chairman of the Board; Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Lubrizol Corporation

Steve Kirk was appointed chairman of the Valvoline Inc. board of directors in October 2017.

He served as the senior vice president and chief operating officer of The Lubrizol Corporation from 2008 until his retirement in December 2011. Previously, he served as senior vice president and president of Lubrizol Additives from June 2004 to September 2008; as vice president of sales and marketing of Lubrizol from June 1999 until June 2004; and in various other roles at Lubrizol before that.

Kirk served as a director of Ashland Global Holdings Inc. from 2013 until January 2017.

He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University, from which he was also awarded an honorary doctor of business degree.

Kirk has been a Valvoline director since September 2016.

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

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