JT Jones is the Senior Vice President of Procurement and High Growth Regions and Chief Procurement Officer for The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. In this role, he is responsible for centralizing and optimizing investments across the organization, as well as focusing on high-growth regions to drive growth opportunities, source strategically and position Lubrizol as a leader within these regions.
JT has significant international experience and over 20 years of business development, strategy, procurement, operations, financial, senior sales management and P&L leadership experience at preeminent international consulting and Fortune 500 chemical and coatings companies.
Prior to Lubrizol, JT was Chief Procurement Officer, VP Global Procurement, at PPG Industries. In that role, he developed a global Management Operating System (MOS) process throughout the procurement organization to ensure real-time measurement, action planning and continuous improvement on all key Procurement metrics. Under JT’s leadership, the team continually exceeded its savings goals while also improving overall payment terms, increased the global team’s analytical capabilities, simplified and standardized processes globally, and increased number of category strategies ten-fold. Prior to PPG, he held leadership positions in P&L Leadership, Procurement and Strategy Management of increasing responsibility at Celanese Corporation and Accenture.
JT has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.