Richard “Rick” McNeel
joined LORD Corporation
in 2002 as president and
CEO. LORD Corporation is a
private company founded in
1924 and is headquartered in
Cary, North Carolina. LORD
sells adhesives, coatings,
and mechanical and
electromechanical parts that
control noise and vibration.
Global markets served
include automotive, aerospace and defense, general
industrial and electronics.
McNeel started his 33-year career in the chemical
industry with Amoco Chemical, Amoco Corporation,
and BP Amoco, where he held a variety of positions.
Before leaving BP Amoco, he was group vice president
for BP Amoco Chemical in London, England; prior
to that he was group vice president, Chemical
Intermediates Amoco Chemicals; group vice
president, Polymers, Amoco Chemicals; and president,
Amoco Performance Products, Inc. He retired from
BP on January 1, 2002.
McNeel is vice chair of the Greater Raleigh Chamber
of Commerce Transportation Planning Committee,
and serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
International Policy Committee and on the Board of
Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association.