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Michael F. Barry Elected as Chairman of the Board of Quaker Chemical Corporation

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., May 13, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today announced that Michael F. Barry, Chief Executive Officer and President, has been elected as Chairman of the Board, effective today. Mr. Barry replaces Ronald J. Naples, who has served as the Corporation's Chairman of the Board since 1997 and stepped down as Chief Executive Officer last October. Mr. Naples remains a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation.

Quaker Chemical Corporation is a leading global provider of process chemicals, chemical specialties, services and technical expertise to a wide range of industries -- including steel, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, coatings, and construction materials. Our products, technical solutions and chemical management services enhance our customers' processes, improve their product quality, and lower their costs. Quaker's headquarters is located near Philadelphia in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

SOURCE Quaker Chemical Corporation


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