William G. Bares
Title: Former Chairman
Organization: Lubrizol Corporation
Degree: MBA '69
Bares retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Lubrizol Corporation (formerly NYSE: LZ) in 2004. Lubrizol is a premier specialty chemical company focused on providing innovative technology to global transportation, industrial, and consumer markets. Bares served as Lubrizol's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for eight years and President for over 20 years. In those roles, he directed his company's global expansion, including making significant business acquisitions and overseeing their financing. As a member of several public company boards during his career, he has chaired numerous key committees and has also served as the lead or presiding director.