Senior Vice President, Corporate Ventures
Deb Langer is Senior Vice President, Corporate Ventures for The Lubrizol Corporation. In this role, Deb is responsible for growing the company through opportunities in adjacent markets. This includes identifying opportunities where Lubrizol can be unique, facilitating investments or partnerships to make these opportunities possible, delivering proof of concepts and working to commercialize and operationalize these ventures.
Throughout her Lubrizol career, Deb has been on the forefront of growth and innovation, including imagining and building the origins of what is now Lubrizol Life Science, a business producing innovative science for beauty, home and healthcare applications. Most recently, Deb served as Corporate Vice President, Business Development and Consumer & Market Insights, and has held a variety of positions throughout the company spanning business management and technology leadership roles. Prior to joining Lubrizol, she worked at Eli Lilly and Company where she worked on the design and scale-up of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.
Deb Langer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemical/ Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. She holds 15 patents and has authored or co-authored 12 papers on specialized low emission fuels and engine oil products, which earned her the R&D 100 Award and the Nortec Innovation award for novel commercialized products. Additionally, Deb chairs the Industrial Advisory Board for the school of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University and volunteers teaching science and engineering to middle school students.