Richard McNeel

Richard McNeel

Richard McNeel
President/CEO
Lord Corporation

About Richard

B.S. '69, Chemical Engineering 
Cary, N.C. 


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, electronic chemicals, 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.