Axalta Coating Systems announce that Lori Ryerkerk has joined the company’s board of directors. Ryerkerk is executive vice president, global manufacturing for Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), based in the U.K., where she is responsible for the operations of all Shell refining and chemical wholly owned and operated assets and joint ventures.
“Lori’s extensive, global experience in operations and manufacturing provides a superb complement to our board,” said Charlie Shaver, Axalta’s chairman and CEO. “Our global operations footprint will benefit significantly from Lori’s background in managing chemical facilities, complex engineering systems and an array of environment, health and safety protocols around the world. Her experience in the petrochemical industry will also provide valuable insights into our raw materials procurement strategies.”
Before moving to her current position, Ryerkerk was regional vice president, manufacturing, Europe and Africa at Shell. Between 2008 and 2010 she was senior vice president, refining, supply and terminals for the Hess Corp. based in Woodbridge, New Jersey. From 1991 through 2008, Ryerkerk held positions of increasing responsibility and scope at ExxonMobil (previously Exxon). Her manufacturing positions included serving as refinery manager at the ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery in Texas; chairman and managing director and general manager at ExxonMobil Energy Limited in Hong Kong; senior adviser, safety, health and environment at ExxonMobil Corp. in Texas; and manufacturing manager, adhesion industry-Americas for Exxon Chemicals in Louisiana.
Ryerkerk received her bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Iowa State University.