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Castrol Industrial North America Inc. recently announced that Dave Fuerst will assume leadership of its industrial fluids and lubricants business for the Americas region effective immediately.
Fuerst has been a member of the Castrol Industrial leadership team for the past four years in a variety of sales director roles, the most recent being area director U.S. East & Canada, since joining Castrol in 1997. Fuerst started his career with Castrol as a regional business manager, and then moved into a key account director role, and area director - West, while also supporting organizational development responsibilities.
He brings a wealth of experience from his 10 years at Mobil Chemical, where he held operational and P&L management roles linked to chemical manufacturing, supply chain, customer care, and sales management. Fuerst has a very strong track record of successfully implementing changes and aligning business deliverables with customer expectations all through people leadership and sound strategic thinking.
"Castrol Industrial has some of the most talented and passionate employees that I have worked with and I'm honored to have been given the responsibility to lead this organization as we continue to move forward on our new growth agenda," said Fuerst. "We have strong relationships with our customers and distributors and by reducing complexity and aligning our capabilities with our customers' needs, we can address the many challenges that we all face in these difficult times."
"I have every confidence in Dave leading this business forward successfully. His business acumen will serve us well, and he will also bring great personal qualities of motivation, calm and determination to energize our teams in the Americas" stated Laurence Mulliez, CEO Industrial Lubricants and Services globally.