Valvoline Inc. has announced that Brad Patrick will join the company on Jan. 22 as its chief people and communications officer. He will report to Valvoline CEO Sam Mitchell and will be based at the company’s world headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.
In this role, Patrick will be responsible for the strategic direction and global management of all aspects of human resources, including talent development management, compensation and benefits, and labor and employee relations. He also will oversee corporate communications.
Patrick brings more than 30 years of strategic leadership in progressive HR practices, enhancing both people and organization capability and building performance cultures in high-growth environments. He has held senior HR leadership roles at the Sara Lee Corp., The Gillette Co. (Procter & Gamble Co.), Delta Air Lines Inc. and Frito-Lay Inc. Most recently, he was chief HR officer at Tempur Sealy International and Shearer’s Snacks.
“Brad is a seasoned executive with a proven track record helping growth-oriented global organizations – and their people – succeed,” said Mitchell. “We are extremely pleased to welcome him to Valvoline’s leadership team.”
Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky, where he is also a Master of Business Administration advisory board member of the Gatton College of Business and Economics.