news release

Chevron Oronite Announces Change in 

Commercial Leadership

SAN RAMON, Calif., June 8, 2023 – Chevron Oronite recently announced that Koon Eng Goh has elected to retire in August after a 32-year career with Chevron. Cary Knuth, vice president, Lubricants, Americas Products, will assume the role of vice president, Commercial, Chevron Chemicals, effective July 1, 2023.

“We wish Koon Eng and his family all the best in their future endeavors as he closes out a very distinguished career with Chevron,” said Mitra Kashanchi, president, Chevron Chemicals. “Koon Eng made many contributions towards Chevron Oronite’s growth over the entirety of his career, serving in numerous leadership positions and playing a key role in the building of the Singapore plant, the Ningbo (China) plant, and the acquisition of PARATONE® viscosity modifier business.”  

Knuth brings a wealth of commercial experience to Chemicals. He started his career at Chevron in 1990 as part of the Marketing MBA Development Program and since then has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility across Louisiana, Texas, and California. He received his Bachelor of Science in psychology from Brigham Young University and his Master in Business Administration from Oregon State University.

“We are very excited to add Cary to our leadership team. His extensive experience and demonstrated ability to effectively lead large, diverse teams and deliver outstanding results will help sustain Chevron Oronite’s growth,” noted Kashanchi.  

About Chevron Oronite

Chevron Oronite is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of fuel and lubricant additives, helping provide solutions to customers globally. Headquartered in San Ramon, California (USA), Chevron Oronite maintains regional offices in Houston (Americas Region), Paris (Europe-Africa-Middle East Region), and Singapore (Asia-Pacific Region); operates manufacturing sites in Belle Chasse, Louisiana (USA), Gonfreville (France), Singapore, Ningbo (China) and Mauá (Brazil); an affiliated blending and shipping plant in Omaezaki, Japan; technology centers in the USA, France, the Netherlands, Japan and China and has interests in additive companies operating in other locations, including India.  Learn more about about Chevron Oronite at


Chevron Oronite is comprised of numerous affiliates that are indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation. For simplicity in this news release, the terms “Chevron Oronite” and/or “Oronite” are used as abbreviated references to Chevron Corporation affiliates that are part of the Chevron Oronite business unit. Nothing in this document is intended to override or supersede the corporate separateness of these entities.

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