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Thomas E. Gottwald '83

Thomas E. GottwaldRichmond, Virginia
Appointed July 2018

Thomas E. (Teddy) Gottwald is the Chairman of NewMarket Corporation. He also serves as CEO, a position he has held since 2004. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer from 1994 through 2004. He joined the Company in 1984 and held numerous positions in the company’s petroleum additives and former plastics businesses. He proudly represents the third generation of his family to lead NewMarket, a relationship that dates back to 1918.

A native of Richmond, Mr. Gottwald received a BS degree in Chemistry from Virginia Military Institute (’83) and an MBA from the Harvard Business School (’87). He served in the 1980’s in the U.S. Army Reserve. Active in the community, he has served on a number of nonprofit boards, focusing his time on children’s education and health, and science. He currently serves on the boards of VMI Jackson-Hope Fund, Venture Richmond, and the VCU Engineering School Foundation. In addition, he has served on the NewMarket Corp board since 1994 and is a member of the Management Roundtable (Richmond).

Mr. Gottwald is a member of St. James’s Episcopal Church. He celebrated his 30th wedding anniversary in 2014, is the proud father of five Eagle Scouts, and has four grandchildren at last count.