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This expert has 25+ years of experience as an additive and lubricant formulator working for companies such as BP Castrol, Lubrizol and Afton Chemical. They are specialised in lubricants and additive technology and blending, with a particular focus on the EV and electric mobility industry.
✔ Technical experience from roles such as technical advisor, global technology manager, development chemist and program manager engine oils for leading chemical firms.
✔ Specialised knowledge in driveline additives, manual transmission fluids, industrial hydraulic fluids and more.
✔ Over 25 years of experience in the chemical distribution industry in a number of different roles.
Expert took the lead (Managing Director/CEO) of a number of companies (2 activities) acquired by a multinational lubricant provider.
The two activities were a Belgian lubricants production activity, and an independent lube condition monitoring lab.
✔ Expert grew the lubes activity from a Belgium-only company, doing no export business, to an organization doing 4-5 times the volume spread over 30+ countries.
✔ The company is primarily a producer of industrial lubes, with a smaller segment (+/-25%) of automotive lubes.
✔ During the expert’s 8 year stay, a portfolio of gas-engine and stationary Diesel engine lubricants was added.
✔ The second operation followed the lube condition – e.g. on gas engines- for a large number of lubricant producers and majors.
✔ For 7 years expert has been a Board Member and Vice President of “Lubricants Association Belgium”, the Belgian trade body.
20 years Management of major oil company’s Lubricants Business in various roles; ultimately ‘Manager, Europe’.
Moved on to develop a new major oil company International business supplying lubricants globally to power plants including gaining a major OEM business for all their globally operated plants.
✔ As Integration Director, managed the acquisition and subsequent integration of a global lubricants company, and represented the combined International lubricants businesses in Marine and Power Generation sectors.
✔ Further 6 years as Lubricants Manager for a UK based distributor becoming key partner and largest distributor in UK for global lubricant company’s Commercial business.
✔ Recent long term engagement with a major additive company and supplier of additives to oil companies for marine, power generation and gas engines.
✔ Various short term consultancy work “ad hoc” related to the lubricants business.
✔ MIMarEST; FIPowerE and Immediate Past President IPowerE.
Expert built and directed a team of 12 sales executives to manage $800M revenue at international energy companies.
Expert is responsible for major oil company’s 2021 -2025 lube additive procurement strategy.
✔ Expert can provide a general view of the lubricants industry, and specific view of the lubricants additive sector, including OEM approval procedure.
✔ Expanded business by $120M and increased gross profit margin, while receiving President’s award for this action
✔ Saved $100M and enhanced operating efficiencies of two major international energy companies.
✔ Expert considers some prominent market trends at the moment to be: a premiumization which brings fully synthetic lubricant characterized by a lower viscosity. Indeed, this specificity requires more sophisticated and technical additives components which drives prices to increase.
The Expert has 25 years in the lubricant industry in various positions (R&D, application technology, product development, marketing).
Expert was the R&D and application technologist for the lubricant additives business at a multinational energy firm. At a worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals the Expert oversaw the global lubricant business with a focus on finished lubricants.
✔ While director of marketing and product development at a multinational chemicals company’s lubricant components business, the Expert generated more than 120 million € annual turnover with new products during the course of his career.
✔ The Expert has a strong combination of technical and commercial skills in the lubricant industry.
Expert travelled widely on African lube additive sales missions for major oil and gas firm and a major additive provider. He entered new markets and established a Kenya Distributorship that lasted for 20 years. He also launched new, styrene butadiene viscosity improver to European market.
At the leading additive provider, the Expert established the Dubai Regional Sales office & developed ADNOC Lubes. He also gained the largest, single order ever for the company ($64M L/C at sight, from Iran).
✔ The Expert worked for a multinational energy corporation where he ran direct / indirect lube sales distribution throughout Arabian Peninsula.
✔ While at a leading oil and gas firm, the Expert advised the senior management and JV Directors on business issues relating to equity interests in a range of JVs around the globe.
✔ Currently leads the development and marketing of the new, high-quality, Base Oil manufacturing unit.