Technology Manager, Lubrizol
Bio: Alex Wang, Technology Manager, Driveline, Lubrizol Additives, is based in Shanghai China. His major job responsibilities include product development, testing for Driveline lubricants, and offering technical training and support to Chinese and Korean oil marketers and OEMs. Alex graduated and received his bachelor of science degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1989, majoring precision instruments. He had spent 16 years in the oil industry with Chevron China for lubricant technical services before he joined Lubrizol in 2012. He has been entitled “Certified Machinery Lubrication Technician” by International Council for Machinery Lubrication.
Synthetics MTS Engineer, Intermediates Technology, ExxonMobil Chemical China
Bio: Alina Li received a PhD in material chemical engineering from East China University of Science and Technology in 2011. That same year, she joined the butyl business in ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Research & Development Co as applied technical development engineer. In 2014, Alina moved to the Synthetics business as AP marketing technical support engineer for synthetic base oil.
Director, Research Technology, Petronas Lubricants International
Bio: Dr. Andrew Holmes is the Director, Research Technology for Petronas Lubricants International. He is responsible worldwide for product research, development and testing, customer-facing technical service, technical product management and technical master data management. Andy is based at the global research and development centre in Turin, Italy where Petronas Lubricants are currently building a new world-class technology centre. Prior to joining Petronas, Andy worked for Shell, holding positions as Lubricants Manufacturing and Distribution Manager for South East Asia & Oceania, Laboratory & Quality Manager for Asia-Pacific, and Research & Product Development Manager for Fuels, Lubricants & Chemicals in Australia and New Zealand. Andy commenced his career in Shell Research, working on development of driveline and industrial fluids, in addition to researching base oil oxidation and anti-oxidant chemistry. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Anuj Kumar Singh
Project Manager - Energy Practice, Kline & Company
Bio: Anuj Kumar is a project manager in the Energy Practice at Kline & Company. Based in Kline’s India office, he works on the company’s syndicated market research reports in the areas of finished lubricants, lubricant basestocks, used oil and re-refined lubricants, and lubricant additives.
Anuj manages work on global syndicated reports in these areas focusing on market size and segmentation, forecasting, pricing, business strategy, and market intelligence. His assignments at Kline include syndicated studies on the global lubricant basestock market, Indian finished lubricant market, global brightstock market, global lubricant additives market, global re-refined basestocks/lubricant market, lubricant used in specialty applications such as wind turbines and other industrial specialties.
He has worked on research projects advising most of the global and leading companies located in North America and Asia-Pacific.
Lubrication Science & Mechanical Friction, Technical Leader, Powertrain Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Co.
Bio: Arup Gangopadhyay is leading the Lubrication Science and Mechanical Friction group in Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Minnesota. He had post-doctoral experience at Northwestern University and NIST prior to joining Ford in 1989. At Ford, he conducted research on diamond and diamond-like carbon thin films for friction and wear control, fuel economy improvement through improved surface finish, thin film coatings, and texturing in powertrain components, understanding the mechanism of micropitting in transmission sun gears, the impact of diesel and biodiesel dilution in engine oils and its impact on engine oil properties. He is a Fellow of STLE and recipient of several best paper awards.
Vice President, Products and Technology, Chevron Oronite
Bio: Barbara Smith is Vice President, Products and Technology for Chevron Oronite, a position she has held since June 2013.
Previously Smith served as Technical Manager and Senior Business Manager of the Chevron Richmond, California refinery.
Smith began her career with Chevron as a research engineer in catalyst and process development in 1989. She subsequently had technical and leadership roles in environmental and biotechnology areas. She became Strategic Planning Manager for the downstream technology company in 2000. Smith was named Environmental Manager in Chevron’s Energy Technology Company in 2001. Subsequently she served as Technology Development Manager for Global Refining, responsible for new refining, gas-to-liquids, and heavy oil conversion technologies.
A native of New Zealand, Smith graduated in 1981 from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. She received a master’s degree in technology and policy in 1984, and a doctorate in chemical engineering in 1989, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Vice President - Research and Development, RSC Bio Solutions
Bio: Dr. Bernard C. Roell, Jr. is Vice President of Research and Development. He brings more than 25 years of R&D, business development and general management experience. Over his career, he has led process improvement teams, managed technology groups and run business units for Lubrizol, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Houghton, and has deep experience with a wide range of industrial lubricant applications. Bernie holds both a B.A. and a B.S. degree from Lock Haven University, as well as a doctorate in organic chemistry from Ohio University.
Global Technology Manager Lubricants - OEM & Direct Sector, Shell
Bio: I joined Shell with a PhD in Chemistry from university of Edinburgh in 1995. I initially worked in Research into antioxidant Chemistry at Thornton Research Centre before moving in Product Development of Industrial lubricants where I patented the formulation that is now exploited as Shell Tellus worldwide. Following two years in Business Development for Shell Global Solutions, I joined Showa Shell in Japan in 2002 as Senior Technical Advisor establishing stronger ties between Japanese OEMs and our Global Accounts teams in particular. Since returning to UK I initially led the Global Technology Team for Industrial lubricants and Specialities before becoming Global Technology Manager for OEMs and Global Key Accounts. This role has obviously focussed upon leveraging our Technology and Technical resources to leverage business and partnerships with our large strategic customers; in addition I have helped to develop the current Technology Leadership positioning for Shell Lubricants. Currently I am particularly focussing on enabling development of Technical Service offering to customers, with great interest in integrating digital technology and analysis to identify value opportunities for our customers.
Fellow, Chemtura Corporation
Bio: Dr. DeBlase received a Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry with a minor in Polymer Chemistry in 1986 from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. His previous employment includes over twenty seven years in the Petroleum industry including Chevron/Texaco-Oronite, Texaco Additives Corporation, and Texaco Research and Development and Chemtura Corporation. He is an active member of ASTM, ACS, SAE, and STLE. In 2004 he joined Chemtura Corporation located in Middlebury Connecticut and is now at the Chemtura Research facility, in Naugatuck CT. He presently works as a Chemtura Fellow, leading the New Product Innovation Team in the development areas of antioxidants, friction modifiers, anti-wear, and new detergents.
SR. Technology Manager, SI Group
Bio: Glenn V. Kenreck Jr. started his career at The Lubrizol Corporation in Research and Development and moved into manufacturing of lubricant additives. His multifaceted career includes chemical plant management for Betz Laboratories and through multiple acquisitions he was ultimately GE Betz global process additives technical applications manager. His background includes research and development, technical support, operations management, plant management, and global product line management in over 50 countries. He has more than 40 years of experience in chemical and petroleum additive manufacture and applications. Glenn currently lives inHouston, Texas.
Technology Manager - China, Chevron Oronite
Bio: Dr. Jerry Wang is Technology Manager - China for Chevron Oronite, located in Shanghai, China, and is responsible for managing Oronite’s Products and Technology organization in China with a focus in automotive engine oils. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Ph.D. Degree in Chemical Engineering. He has previously worked for Cummins and Deere for 14 years before joining Chevron Oronite in 2006 to function as the North America OEM and Industry Liaison. He has been the author of Cummins’s engine oil specification CES 20074~20081, the developer of ISB and ISM industry dyno tests, and an active contributor to Heavy-Duty (API CH-4, CI-4, CJ-4, PC-11) and Passenger Car (GF-5, GF-6) engine oil specifications.
Global Director - Engineering Services, Houghton International
Bio: John Burke is the Global Director of Engineering for Houghton International. He received his engineering degree from the University of Dayton in 1971. He has 45 years of experience in the metalworking industry, and has seven U.S. patents and more than 90 international patents. John has made more than 100 presentations in the areas of metalworking fluid waste minimization and wastewater treatment. He was the lead author of the chapter “Waste Treatment” in the Second Edition of the book, “Metalworking Fluids”. He chaired the 3rd International Symposium on Metalworking Fluids in 2008, co-chaired the 4th International Symposium on Metalworking Fluids in 2011 and chaired the 5th International Conference on Metalworking Fluids in 2015. John has been an instructor for the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Metalworking Fluid Education Course for the past 25 years. John is a Certified Metalworking Fluid Specialist (CMFS). He received the P.M. Ku award from STLE in 2006. John became an STLE Fellow in 2011. He received the John A. Bellanti Award from the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) in 2015. He was the Chair of the Safety Health Environmental and Regulatory Affairs Committee (SHERA) for ILMA in 2009-2011 and is currently the SHERA chairman. John received Governor’s awards in Ohio and Tennessee for waste minimization projects. He also received an award from President George Bush at the White House in 1991 for advances in waste minimization.
Vice President - Technical Development, The Savant Group
Bio: Responsibilities include the oversight of fundamental research, concept development, development and enhancement of existing technology, new product development, process development, prototyping, R&D portfolio management, and technology transfer within the Savant Group of companies. The Savant Group companies (consisting of Savant Labs, Tannas Co., King Refrigeration and the Institute of Materials-IOM) provide innovative solutions to customer and industry needs, improve current products and services, and generate ideas for new products and services.
Prior to joining the Savant Group in 2013, Dr. Evans spent 25 years with the Dow Chemical Company directing technical development and research in the areas of Advanced Materials and Polymer Synthesis, Pharmaceuticals and Drug Delivery.
70+ papers and presentations
Global Project Manager, Chevron Oronite Company LLC
Bio: Kaustav Sinha is currently Global Project Manager with Chevron Oronite leading the GF-6 and Dexos1™ developments within the automotive engine oil group in the US. Prior to joining Chevron Oronite, he spent time with Dow Chemical, Infineum USA LP and Ford R&D all in the area of automotive lubricants and tribology. He has led and managed several projects ranging from lubricant product research and development, strategy, business development, laboratory expansion and industry liaison activities. A materials scientist by training, his work has received numerous awards ranging from the prestigious Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE) Foundation’s Stefan Pischinger Young Industry Leadership Award to Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineer’s (STLE) Al Sonntag Award, a US Congressional Achievement award and Ishikawa award for his leadership, entrepreneurship and scientific endeavors. His work in the area of smart materials, automotive tribology and lubricants have been presented at over 40 leading conferences and published in over 20 journal articles, proprietary technical reports and patent applications. He received his B.E. in Instrumentation and Control from the University of Pune, India in 2002 and M.S./PhD in Metallurgy /Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) in 2005 and 2008. In 2012 he earned a professional education certificate in leadership from MIT. He is married with a 4 yr old daughter; an avid traveler, loves to try out different cuisines and passionate about cars and driving.
Project Manager, Tribology Material Department, Material Development Division, Toyota Motor Corporation
Bio: Kazuo YAMAMORI: He is currently Project Manager of Tribology Material Department, Material Development Division, Toyota Motor Corporation.
In 1997, He graduated with a Master degree from Nagoya University, and joined Toyota Motor Corporation. He has been in charge of research and development of automotive lubricants.
Since 2014, he has been a leader of PCMO-WG of JAMA, and a Chair of Engine Oil Sub-Committee of JASO. Since 2015, he has been a sub-chair of SAE F&L Steering Committee for ASIA.
Associate Research Scientist - Performance Lubricants, Dow Chemical
Bio: Dr. Ken Han is Associate Research Scientist of Performance Lubricants in Dow Chemical China. He graduated at Nankai University with a Ph.D. degree in 2010. During the Ph.D. research, he published 2 patents and over 6 international publications, including Macromolecules, Chemistry European Journal, Polymer, Langmuir, etc. He joined Dow Chemical since 2010 until now. He is responsible for Product Development and also Technical Service of Performance Lubricants in Asia Pacific currently. He developed 3 new industry lubricants and published over 20 internal and external publications in Dow.
Manager, Powertrain Evaluation & Engineering Division, Hino Motors, Ltd.
Bio: Kenji TOMIZAWA: He is currently Manager of Power Train Evaluation & Engineering Division of Hino Motors.
He graduated with a Master degree from Tokyo City University in 1981, and joined Hino Motors. He has 25 years’ experiences, especially in durability and reliability issues of heavy duty diesel engines for trucks and buses.
He is a member of the JAMA Engine Oil Sub-committee and PAJ / JAMA Engine Oil Joint Sub-committee. And he was the leader of the JASO DH-1 Promotion Team for Asia from 2004 to 2009. Since April 2013, he has chaired the JASO Diesel Engine Oil Standard Revision Task Force consisting of PAJ and JAMA.
He is also a member of the JAMA Unregulated Exhaust Emissions Sub-committee and the leader of the Nano-Particles Measurement Working Group.
Vice President - Global Sales, Lubrizol Corporation
Bio: Matthew Joyce is vice president of sales for Lubrizol Additives. In his role, Matthew oversees global sales for all of Lubrizol Additives, including additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, as well as industrial lubricants and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.
Throughout his career he has held various commercial and operations responsibilities within the organization, including global account manager, regional business manager, as well as an expatriate assignment as global sales manager, based in London, UK and an expatriate assignment in Tokyo, Japan where he served as president and chairman of the board for Lubrizol Japan Limited, and director, North Asia Sales. Prior to his current role, Matthew most recently served as director of Americas supply chain for the corporation.
Matthew earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in global communications from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, U.S.A., in 1994. He serves as a trustee of Cleveland Benedictine High School, and is a board member of The St. Patrick’s Society, a non-profit group, based in Wilmington, Del., U.S.A.
Technology Manager: Innovation, Shell
Bio: Robert Mainwaring studied Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University in the UK. After graduation in 1982, he was employed by Mirrlees Blackstone Diesels Ltd as a development engineer responsible for enhancing the efficiency of their 400mm bore K Major diesel engine. A three year spell with the UK’s National Nuclear Corporation focused on computational fluid dynamics followed. He was recruited by Shell in 1988 to research links between lubricants, engines and particulate emissions. Later roles have included lubricant additive research and Industry committee liaison, underpinning his current role as Technology Manager for Innovation within Shell’s Lubricants Technology group. Here Bob leads a wide range of projects targeted at enhancing, demonstrating and communicating the role of lubricants in the performance of engineering equipment.
Deputy General Manager, NSF Internationnal Greater China
Bio: Mr. David Cheong has more than 15 years of experience in the field of testing and certification. He joined in 1997 under one of the world’s leading testing and certification bodies.
Mr. David Cheong was appointed in 2008 as Senior Manager , Food, Health and Beauty , responsible for the planning and development of this business line within the Greater China region.
Mr. David Cheong was joined NSF International Greater China in April 2016 as Deputy General Manager, and responsible for the planning and development of all the business lines within the Greater China region.
Mr. David Cheong, has background in electronics and communications engineering excels in four languages/dialects: Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and English.
Project Manager - Engine Design & Engineering Division, Toyota Motor Corporation
Bio: Satoshi Hirano, Project Manager, Engine Design & Engineering Div., Toyota Motor Corporation
Satoshi Hirano has been responsible for the engine lubricant development and the research of engine oil related phenomena in the engine division since 2007. Before joining Toyota in 2006, he worked for Chevron Oronite for 12 years as an engine oil formulator.
He received a master’s degree of science and engineering in chemistry from Tsukuba University in Japan in 1994.
Dr. Selda Gunsel
General Manager of Products & Quality, Shell Global Lubricants Supply Chain
Bio: Selda Gunsel assumed the role of General Manager of Products & Quality in Shell’s Global Lubricants Supply Chain in February 2016.
In this role, Selda has the overall responsibility for lubricants product portfolio that supports business growth objectives and extends Shell’s market and technology leadership in Lubricants. Selda is based in Houston, USA.
Global Business Manager, Metalworking Fluid, Fuel Additives & Lubricants, Ingevity
Bio: Shana McCabe, Global Business Manager - Lubricants, has been at Ingevity for almost five years. Currently, she serves on the board of STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers) Cleveland section as the Educational Chair. She is also a board member of the STLE Philadelphia section. She has more than 20 years of business development experience, and obtained a B.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois with an M.A. in Management from Washington University, St. Louis.
Senior Principal Engineer, Toyota Technical Center
Bio: Teri Kowalski is a Principal Engineer for Toyota in the Engine Design Powertrain Department located at the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona. Teri has worked at Toyota for 14 years and 25 years within the automotive industry. She is the Auto-Chair of the (AOAP) Auto-Oil Advisory Committee Panel and also Chairs the Coordinating Research Council Lubricants Committee. She actively participates in the development of future engine oil specifications and all negotiations with EPA and CARB on engine oil related matters.
Managing Director, Shareholder, ISP Salzbergen Gmbh & Co KG
Bio: Tono Nasch studied chemistry at Muenster University. He graduated in 1994 and did his PhD in the field of solid state chemistry. In 1997 he joined ISP The Institute for Fuels & Lubes Testing. Today he is Managing Director and Shareholder of ISP running test facilities in Germany and France.
Research Director, Vanderbilt Chemicals
Bio: Vincent Gatto has worked for 30 years as a research, applications, technical service and product development scientist in the area of lubricant, fuel and polymer additives. He is currently Research Director for Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC, located in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA, and is responsible for the management and strategic direction of a team of synthetic organic chemists in the discovery and development of new chemicals for use as additives in the lubricant, rubber and plastics industries. He is also responsible for directing and prioritizing projects in the Petroleum Applications Laboratory, and for coordinating the activities of the three labs. Prior to Vanderbilt he worked 11 years for Albemarle Corporation as an R&D and technical service manager, and 16 years for Ethyl Corporation (now Afton Chemical Company) as a technical service advisor and additive scientist. Vince received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Maryland near Washington DC, and held a postdoctoral position at the University of Miami prior to starting work for Ethyl. Vince holds approximately 125 U. S. patents, patent applications and technical publications in the areas of chelation, additives, and antioxidants for polymers, lubricants and fuels. He has delivered numerous presentations on the application of additives in industrial fluids and engine oils as antioxidants, friction modifiers, anti-wear additives, and deposit control additives.
Deputy Chief Engineer - Lanzhou Lubricant R&D Institute, PetroChina Lubricant Company
Bio: Xie, Jingchun, Senior Engineer, Lanzhou Lubricant Research and Development Institute, attached to PetroChina Lubricant Company. Graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University in internal combustion engine major and with over 20 years working experience with lubricant qualification test stands establishment and operation. Have been involved in several fired engine test procedures development related to lube performance screening purpose assigned by China OEM. Near 20 times technical training course conducted at SwRI and Intertek independent test labs.
Engineering Division - Kawasaki Consumer Products & Machinery Company, Kawasaki Heavy Industries,Ltd.
Bio: YASUHIRO KUJI: 1992 - Graduated from Kitami Institute of Technology, Engineering Division, Applied Mechanical Engineering Department.
1992 - Joined Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Assigned to the Engineering Division of Kawasaki Consumer Products & Machinery Company, in charge of developing motorcycle engines for Asia until 1998.
1999 to date - In charge of developing ATV and UV engines.
He is a member of Engine Oil Subcommittee, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE), and Oil Subcommittee of motorcycle working group, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.(JAMA)
Customer Applications Specialist - Industrial Specialties, ANGUS Chemical Company
Bio: Yinjun (Jimmy) Zou is a Customer Application Specialist at ANGUS Chemical Company (ANGUS), headquartered in Buffalo Grove, lll., U.S.A. He is based in the Singapore Customer Application Center, leading the technology and application development in metalworking fluids, gas treating and electronics for markets in Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2014 and a degree of Applied Chemistry from Wuhan University. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in nanomaterials at NTU before joining ANGUS.
Chief Technical Officer, Biosynthetic Technologies
Bio: Jakob Bredsguard is a founding member of Biosynthetic Technologies and directs all technical efforts as the company’s CTO. He leads the development and commercialization of the company’s new innovative technologies and manages all R&D efforts. He also helps manage the engineering and design of the company’s manufacturing facilities. He oversees all formulation efforts and manages relationships with outside chemical and lubricant companies looking to formulate or use BT products. He began his career at Jacobs Engineering where he specialized in process design; he is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the field of Chemical Engineering; he is named on more than 30 patents and has co-authored a number of publications on bio-based products and performance lubricants; he has evaluated product development efforts for the U.S. Government; and has helped raise millions of dollars for the support and development of innovative products.