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PERSONNEL AND PROMOTIONS 2012

Roy Fewkes Joins PQIA’s Technical Sub-committee to Help Ensure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants in the Market   

December 14, 2012 – The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) announced that Roy Fewkes, Driveline Fluids Group Leader for GM Powertrain, has joined the Technical Sub-committee of PQIA’s Advisory Board.  “Roy has deep market and technical expertise in the automotive industry and is a global thought leader in the quality and performance of Driveline Fluids,” says Thomas F. Glenn, President of PQIA. Glenn adds “Roy is a welcomed addition to our technical subcommittee and his credentials speak for themselves.” In addition to Roy’s distinguished position as the Driveline Fluids Group Leader for GM Powertrain, he is Chairman of the GM ATF and Gear oils Approval Committee. Roy is also a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry, Member of the STLE and the Society of Automotive Engineers, Associate Member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers, and an Associate Member of the Society of Operations Engineers. Roy holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Loughborough University, England and has over 30 years’ experience in motor racing engine and chassis development. Click for More

Cummings to Lead CHS Lubricants

December 14, 2012 – CHS Inc, a leading energy, grains and foods company, has named Rick Cummings as vice president of its Lubricants division, effective Jan. 1, 2013. “Rick has the expertise and passion to immediately begin collaborating to help our customers grow their lubricants businesses,” says Don Olson, senior vice president of Propane, Lubricants and CHS Renewable Fuels. “With his extensive sales and brand marketing experience as well as his strong energy knowledge, Rick will be a key player in helping CHS achieve our aspiration to be the preferred manufacturer and marketer of quality, heavy-duty lubricants in targeted domestic markets.” Cummings will assume responsibility for the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of multiple brands of lubricants, including Cenex® and Farm-Oyl® products, as well as packaging private label lubricants for other leading companies. Click for More

Haag promoted to President of Moore Oil

October 2, 2012 – Moore Oil Company, Inc., a distributor of oil, petroleum and chemical products, has promoted Andrew Haag to president, effective Oct. 1st. He spent eight years working in operations for the company before taking over as vice president of marketing in 2011. Andrew will succeed his father, Scott Haag, as president and represents the fourth generation of his family to work in the oil and petroleum distribution industry. Scott Haag will stay on as CEO and chairman of the company’s board of directors. Click for more

Safety-Kleen’s Rodney Walker Named Sustainability All-Star by Green Fleet Magazine

October 23, 2012 – Rodney Walker, technical director of oil re-refining at Safety-Kleen, was named one of Green Fleet magazine’s 2012 Sustainability All-Stars at the publication’s annual Green Fleet Conference held this year in Schaumburg, Ill. Walker was selected as a Sustainability All-Star for his dedication to sustainability in the fleet industry, significant sustainability achievements, innovative contributions to reducing emissions and fuel consumption, and involvement in industry-wide efforts to promote sustainable fleet transportation solutions. Click for more

Heidi Matheys Joins Ashland as Vice President, Global Brands

October 2, 2012 – Ashland Consumer Markets, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., announced that Heidi Matheys has joined the company as vice president, global brands. Matheys will be responsible for leading brand management, strategy, marketing and consumer research for the Valvoline™ family of branded products, which includes Valvoline NextGen™ motor oil, the first motor oil that’s 50 percent recycled oil and 100 percent Valvoline protection. She will report to Sam Mitchell, senior vice president and president, Ashland Consumer Markets. Click for more

Shell Names New Leader for Americas Commercial Fuels and Lubricants Businesses

September 20, 2012 – Shell Lubricants named today commercial veteran Istvan Kapitany as the new president of Shell Commercial Fuels and Lubricants Americas, effective January 1, 2013. After four years leading the regional business, Lisa Davis will assume the global position of Executive Vice President Strategy and Portfolio for Shell downstream businesses next year. Click for more

Anwer Hussain, Senior Vice President, Lubricants at CHS, will Retire Effective Nov. 1, 2012.

September 5, 2012 – After three decades, Anwer Hussain, senior vice president, Lubricants at CHS, will retire effective Nov. 1, 2012. “Anwer has made lasting contributions to CHS throughout his career, including leading a very profitable and successful business within Energy and building it through acquisitions and core growth,” says Jay Debertin, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Energy and Foods. Click for more

Phillips 66 Lubricants Engineer Awarded Esteemed Certification

August 31, 2012 – 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. Click for more

John Massel Named President of Warren Unilube, Inc.

August 7, 2012 – John Massel has been named President of Warren Unilube, Inc., a subsidiary of Warren Oil Company, Inc. of North Carolina. Mr. Massel will be responsible for all sales and operations of the West Memphis, Arkansas lubricant, chemical blending and packaging facility. Mr. Massel comes to Warren Unilube, Inc. with more than 24 years of experience in the lubricants sales, financial management, supply chain and blending and packaging operations, most recently with Pinnacle Oil, Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana. Click for more

Western Marketing Inc. Announces New President and New Board Member

August 3, 2012 – Mike Miller joined the company as President, following the retirement of Rich Hasten. Mr. Miller brings 30 years of experience in leadership and business management to Western Marketing. Previously, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Blue Sun Energy, a manufacturer and marketer of branded fuels in the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest. Click for more

Irvin Warren Awarded the Ernst & Young Carolinas Region Entrepreneur of the Year

June 29, 2012 – Mr. William Irvin Warren, President & CEO of Warren Oil Company was awarded the Ernst & Young Carolinas Region Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Commercial and Consumer Products Category.Click for more

Rob Kress Has Joined Chemlube International as Vice President

March 27, 2012 – Rob will concentrate his efforts on expanding Chemlube’s domestic base oil and finished lube business, particularly at CL’s Savannah blending and terminaling facility, as well as contributing to all aspects of Chemlube’s growing business.   Click for more

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