Corporate Vice President, Operations, Supply Chain and HSES
Mike Vaughn is corporate vice president, operations for The Lubrizol Corporation. He joined Lubrizol in 1988 as an operations supervisor and held a variety of operations, business development and business manager roles for vinyl intermediates and plastics until 1999, when he became business director, Americas Plumbing for the TempRite® product line. In 2003, Mr. Vaughn moved to Noveon® Consumer Specialties as the global Carbopol® manufacturing director where he led the team responsible for the successful expansion and modernization of the Lubrizol Calvert City, KY manufacturing plant. Mr. Vaughn was named vice president and general manager of Estane® Engineered Polymers in 2005 and vice president of Engineered Polymers, encompassing Estane and TempRite, in 2009. In these roles, he helped position Lubrizol as the first multinational TPU producer in China with the successful startup of its Songjiang China Estane TPU plant. He also led the acquisition and related integration of the Dow Chemical TPU business, as well as the integration of SK Chemical TPU assets. He was appointed assistant division head, operations in June 2011 and to his current position in June 2012. Prior to joining Lubrizol, Mr. Vaughn worked as an operations engineer for Exxon Chemical Americas.
Mr. Vaughn earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1984 and his MBA from Vanderbilt University in 1996. Mr. Vaughn serves as trustee of the Cleveland Zoological Society. Previously, he served on the boards of the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association and the Marshall County, KY Chamber of Commerce.