Quaker Chemical Corporation Announces Retirement Of Dr. Edwin J. Delattre As Director After 30 Years Of Service And Appointment Of Mark A. Douglas As New Board Member

Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST

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CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.,  Jan. 31, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation
(NYSE: KWR) today announced that, following nearly 30 years of meritorious
service on the Board of Directors,  Edwin J. Delattre  has decided to retire
upon completion of his current term as a Director at Quaker's annual meeting of
shareholders in May of 2013.   Michael F. Barry, Chairman, Chief Executive
Officer and President, commented, "On behalf of Quaker, I want to thank Ed for
his significant contributions and dedicated service over the years.  He has been
a valued member of the Board and we wish him the best in his retirement."   

Quaker also today announced the appointment on  January 30, 2013  of  Mark A.
Douglas  to Quaker's Board, effective immediately.  Mr. Douglas is an officer of
FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC), a diversified chemical company serving
agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally with annual sales of
approximately  $3.4 billion.  Mr. Douglas is currently President of FMC's
Agricultural Products Group.  He joined FMC in  March 2010, as Vice President,
Global Operations and International Development and as a member of the Executive
Committee, and was named President, Industrial Chemicals Group in 2011.  Mr.
Douglas joined FMC from Dow Chemical where he was Vice President, President
Asia, Dow Advanced Materials.  Prior to joining Dow, Mr. Douglas was Corporate
Vice President, President Asia, Rohm and Haas Company based in  Shanghai.  He
previously served as Corporate Vice President, Director Procurement and
Logistics for Rohm and Haas in  Philadelphia.  During his 21 years with Rohm and
Haas, Mr. Douglas held sales, marketing and general management positions in 
London,  Asia  and  Philadelphia.  

"We are extremely pleased that Mark is joining our Board and bringing with him
extensive global operating experience in the chemical industry," said Mr. Barry.
 "Mark's expertise in managing and growing businesses in numerous worldwide
markets makes him an ideal addition as we continue to build shareholder value
and grow Quaker's presence globally."  

Quaker Chemical is a leading global provider of process fluids, chemical
specialties, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries, including
steel, aluminum, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans, and others.
 For nearly 100 years, Quaker has helped customers around the world achieve
production efficiency, improve product quality, and lower costs through a
combination of innovative technology, process knowledge, and customized
services.  Headquartered in  Conshohocken, Pennsylvania  USA, Quaker serves
businesses worldwide with a network of dedicated and experienced professionals
whose mission is to make a difference.

SOURCE  Quaker Chemical Corporation


D. Jeffry Benoliel, Vice President - Global, Metalworking and Fluid Power and
Corporate Secretary, benoliej@quakerchem.com, +1-610-832-7850

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