WICKLIFFE, Ohio—Lubrizol Corp. has promoted J. Brian Pitts to corporate vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.
Pitts has worked at the company since 1998 in roles ranging from segment controller to director of finance for the Asia Pacific region, to vice president of finance for Lubrizol's Advanced Materials segment, according to a release issued by the firm.
In 2015, Pitts was named general manager of the specialty chemical company's TempRite Engineered Polymers.
"Brian Pitts brings a unique blend of global, commercial and finance skills to this role," CEO Eric Schnur said in the release. "His capability and experience, including general manager, vice president of finance for Lubrizol Advanced Materials, and living and working in China, positions him to be very successful as our next CFO."
Pitts will succeed Brian Valentine, who will leave the specialty chemicals company later this year. Valentine has been the company's CFO since 2011.