Jose Gonzalez-Magaz

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Jose Gonzalez-Magaz

Jose Gonzalez-Magaz is Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company. He leads Lubrizol’s Legal Team, as well as the Ethics and Compliance, Sustainability, Risk Management, Government Relations and Communications Teams, to accomplish the company’s objectives of helping the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. He is responsible for ensuring that Lubrizol operates as an ethical, responsible and sustainable enterprise.  

Jose has nearly 30 years of experience as a business partner and legal leader with a record of upgrading compliance programs and controls, expanding commercial opportunities, supporting organic and M&A growth, mitigating risk, and optimizing the performance of legal teams globally.

Prior to joining Lubrizol, Jose was the General Counsel of the Transportation, Plumbing and Refrigeration, Metal Services and Industrial Products Groups of Marmon Holdings, Inc. (Berkshire Hathaway company). Previously, as General Counsel, he led the Legal Team of Intelligrated Systems, LLC, a material handling solutions company owned by Honeywell. Jose was previously the General Counsel of Honeywell UOP, which produces and sells industrial/specialty chemical products; develops process technologies for the oil, gas and renewables industries; and designs and builds oil refining, gas processing and renewables plants. He also served as Honeywell’s General Counsel for Latin America and Chief Litigation Counsel for that company’s industrial and consumer products businesses. Prior to that, Jose was an associate and then partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, representing multinationals in compliance, litigation and transactional matters.

Jose was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College, Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, and Master of Laws from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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