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The Lubrizol Corp., a Berkshire Hathaway Company and of the major global fuel and lubricant additive makers based in Wickliffe, Ohio, U.S.A., has appointed Cheree Aspelin as the company’s first chief diversity officer.
In this role, Aspelin will continue to advance the company’s organizational capability by further embedding diversity and inclusion (D&I) across Lubrizol’s workforce, culture, systems and processes. Aspelin also will hold human resource (HR) leadership responsibilities for culture, talent management, talent development and organization design and effectiveness.
Aspelin has been a tireless advocate for culture, diversity and inclusion throughout her career, most recently serving as senior director for Lubrizol’s culture and inclusion efforts. Her successful 25-year career has focused on culture, talent development, training, and change management roles, including leadership roles with BP and JP Morgan Chase.
The addition of chief diversity officer is a significant step in Lubrizol’s on-going diversity and inclusion journey. For years, the company has embraced policies and programs that recognize and nurture a diverse and inclusive workforce, including training related to bias and inclusion and a strong network of Employee Resource Groups. Forbes named the company as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity in both 2019 and 2020.
“We are committed to building on the strength of our culture to ensure a truly inclusive environment where talented people can be their absolute best,” said Eric Schnur, Lubrizol chairman, president and CEO. “An environment where different experiences, perspectives and ideas are not only welcomed, but celebrated. We are building a more capable company as a result, and Cheree’s appointment to chief diversity officer furthers our commitment and will meaningfully advance our progress.”