Center for Sales Excellence

Coffee With A Closer: Gabe Rhoads

Gabe RhoadsApril 21, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

About Gabe Rhoads:

Gabe Rhoads currently serves as Senior Director, North America Sales, of The Lubrizol Corporation based in Wickliffe, Ohio. His team is accountable to deliver value propositions that drive sustainable, profitable growth for Lubrizol’s customers.  

Mr. Rhoads joined Lubrizol in 2000 and has served in positions that include general manager, global sales manager, regional business manager, product manager and process development engineer. His career has involved significant international business and leadership responsibilities, including a two-year assignment at Lubrizol’s Hazelwood, United Kingdom facility.

Gabe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron in 2000, where he was a four-year letter winner as a student athlete on the university soccer team. He also is an alumnus of Cleveland State University, attaining a Master of Business Administration degree in 2006.

Mr. Rhoads has stayed active in the community, most recently serving several years on the Board of Directors of United Way of Lake County, including Chairman of the Board in 2016-17. He is honored to be a member of the Visiting Committee of the Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business since 2019.

Gabe and his wife, Barbara, are blessed with three young children.  They enjoy staying active outdoors, through whatever weather Northeast Ohio delivers.​​​​​​​