Specialty chemicals maker Albemarle Corp. said Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Scott A. Tozier will take a temporary medical leave of absence, effective immediately.

The company did not list the specific cause of the leave. However, the Baton Rouge-based firm expects Tozier will return to his normal duties in the near future. While Tozier is out, other executives will take on his management duties while remaining in their current positions.

Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations Matthew K. Juneau will assume management responsibility of Albemarle’s finance and accounting, tax and treasury teams.