Adrian Steeples

Vice President and Managing Director - Asia/Pacific at Quaker Chemical

Adrian Steeples has a diverse work experience spanning over several companies and roles. Adrian started their career at BP in 1993 as a Regional Sales Manager and later served as the Main Account, Trade and Export Manager. Adrian then joined Joseph Batsons Ltd as a Managing Director before transitioning to a role as Commercial Director at bp shipping. Adrian returned to BP as a Sales Director for Europe and Aspac before taking on leadership roles such as Performance Unit Leader in Europe ILS and Specialized Industrial Business Unit. In 2010, Adrian joined Quaker Chemical Corporation as a Business Director for MW EMEA. Adrian then held positions as Vice President for Asia Pacific and EMEA, demonstrating their growing responsibilities within the organization. Adrian currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA at Quaker Houghton, starting in 2019. Additionally, they briefly worked as a Consultant at AScend Consultants Limited and a faculty member at Magna Carta College, Oxford. Adrian's extensive experience in sales, leadership, and management positions him as a well-rounded professional with a wealth of expertise in the chemical industry.

Adrian Steeples began their education at South Shields Marine and Technical College from 1977 to 1981. Adrian obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with honors during this period, although the field of study is unspecified. Following that, Adrian attended Heriot-Watt University, where they pursued a Bachelor of Science (BSc) hons degree in Offshore Mechanical engineering from 1982 to 1986.


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