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May Program:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lubrizol – Brecksville Site
Presentation & Pilot Plant Tour

Topic: Lubrizol Advanced Materials Specialty Polymers (Engineered Polymers, Life Science Polymers, and CPVC Piping Systems)

Presenter: Vickie Russell

Vickie is a Process Development Engineer with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cleveland State University. She has been with Lubrizol for 12 years.

The Lubrizol Corporation
9911 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

6:00 – 7:30 Presentation & Tour; Dinner Immediately Afterwards

Arrival at Plant & Parking: Sign in at S-building guard station. Visitor spaces are located in front of this building. Photo ID is required to gain access to the plant site. You must pre-register for this event. Closed toe shoes and long pants are required.

Dinner: We will gather together at Memories – Fine Food & Spirits for dinner immediately after the presentation and tour.

Please RSVP by EOB May 13th by accessing the following link and submitting the form.

May Meeting RSVP A confirmation e-mail will be sent back within 48 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation please call John Kukwa at (440) 289-8895.

Members in the Media

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Roe, who will be featured in the August issue Profile column of Chemical Engineering Progress. Click here to preview the article!


Congratulations to Fred Glock, a former chairperson in the AIChE Cleveland section, who was featured in an article in The Cleveland Plain Dealer as a volunteer "waging war on invasive plants in Cuyahoga Valley National Park."


Congratulations to Frank van Lier, Process Technology & Sourcing Team Lead, The Lubrizol Corporation, as recipient of the AIChE 2011 Management Division Award. The award will be presented at the 2012 AIChE Spring Meeting in Houston, Texas. In addition to his many contributions at Lubrizol, Frank has contributed
greatly to AIChE and specifically to the career development emphasis of its Management Division. In addition to having served in several officer positions, Frank has unselfishly led an annual career development workshop at the Annual Meeting, providing an interactive panel workshop for young engineers, discussing the many challenges of a management career in the chemical industry. We thank The Dow Chemical Company for sponsoring this award.


AIChE Cleveland Section honors the memory of
Dr. George A. Coulman,
Dean of Engineering,
Cleveland State University