Thomas E. Gottwald '83
Appointed June 2022 by Gov. Glenn Youngkin
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Thomas E. (Teddy) Gottwald ’83 is the chairman and CEO of NewMarket Corporation. He joined the company in 1984 and held numerous positions in the company’s petroleum additives and former plastics businesses. He represents the third generation of his family to lead NewMarket.
A native of Richmond, Gottwald received a degree in chemistry from VMI and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard School of Business. He served in the 1980’s in the U.S. Army Reserve. Active in the community, he has served on several nonprofit boards, focusing his time on children’s education and health, and science. He previously served as a member of the board of governors of the VMI Keydet Club, and currently serves on the boards of VMI Jackson-Hope Board of Overseers.