Country Manager - UK and Ireland Petro-Canada Lubricants
Jon Wadie has over 20 years’ experience in the oil and lubricants industry. With a wealth of specialist knowledge working for leading global oil companies, Jon moved to Petro-Canada Europe Lubricants as Base Oils Sales Manager EMEA in October 2011, where he is also a board member. Jon transitioned to his current position, Country Manager UK & Ireland, in January 2016.
Jon is responsible for all aspects of the finished lubricants business in the UK, including strategy, sales and supply, to further accelerate strategic growth for Petro-Canada.
Jon’s first role in the industry was Technical Manager at Mobil where he worked for over 2 years, managing a team providing technical support to European speciality oil and wax businesses.
From Mobil, Jon then moved to BP Global Special Products where he held the position of Sales Manager for over 2 years. Working across the UK, Jon used his technical knowledge to establish strong advisory relationships with key accounts.
Jon also has extensive experience working in the specialities, chemicals and plastics industry.
Following BP, Jon moved to hold the position of Commercial Manager at Hansen & Rosenthal, the leading European provider of oil based chemical and pharmaceutical speciality products. In this role, Jon managed a team of sales professionals covering UK, Europe and export markets.
With his background in Chemistry, Jon held the position of Business Manager Continental Europe at Zotefoams, a global leader in cellular materials technology, for over 5 years.
Jon holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham.