Dr. Vincent Gatto

Vincent J. Gatto, PhD

Job TitleVice President of R&D, Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC

Vincent Gatto has worked for 33 years as a research, applications, technical service and product development scientist in the area of lubricant, fuel and polymer additives.

He is currently Vice President of R&D at Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC, located in Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.A. Prior to Vanderbilt, he worked for 11 years at Albemarle Corporation as an R&D and technical service manager, and 16 years for Ethyl Corporation (now Afton Chemical Company) as a technical service advisor and additive scientist.

Vince received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Maryland near Washington, D.C., and held a postdoctoral position at the University of Miami prior to joining Ethyl. Vince holds approximately 130 U. S. patents, patent applications and technical publications in the areas of chelation, additives, and antioxidants for polymers, lubricants and fuels. He has delivered numerous presentations on the application of additives in industrial fluids and engine oils as antioxidants, friction modifiers, anti-wear additives, and deposit control additives.