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Phillips 66 Lubricants Engineer Awarded Esteemed Certification

Barry Mandelbaum Receives CLGS Certification from the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI)

Phillips 66 Lubricants, one of the largest finished lubricants suppliers in North America, announced that Lubrication Engineer Barry Mandelbaum, a member of Phillips 66 Lubricants for nearly 30 years, has received CLGS Certification. This prestigious recognition, which qualifies Mandelbaum as a certified “grease expert,” is awarded by the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) and sets the standard in lubrication knowledge, credibility and expertise. Only 59 people have received this respected acknowledgement worldwide.

“It’s an honor to receive this prominent certification, and I’m pleased to represent Phillips 66 Lubricants among this group of industry experts,” said Mandelbaum. “Phillips 66 Lubricants has always valued being an industry leader in multiple ways, and keeping its technical staff on the cutting edge is something I’ve come to expect during my tenure here. Now I’m proud to be able to offer our customers an elevated level of expertise in the field of grease.”

Mandelbaum, based in St. Louis, Mo., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with honors from the University of Kansas. Since joining Conoco in 1983, he has garnered 29 years of experience in lubricating oil and grease manufacturing, quality control, field testing, oil analysis, application engineering and failure analysis.

In his newest role as a certified grease expert, Mandelbaum will help educate customers, consumers and fellow employees, while further promoting advancements in lubricant uses and applications. This rare certification expands Phillips 66 Lubricants’ commitment to providing the highest level of excellence and expertise to its customers and the lubrication industry.

Barry’s views about the most challenging lubrication issues buyers face today, how the industry changed over the past 30 years, and how he sees the future of the lubricant engineer changing in the next 10 to 15 years will be highlighted in the next issue of JobbersWorld.

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