More Samples Tested / Steigerwald Joins PQIA Summit Panel

Three Brands Tested: No Issues

The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands below meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.


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Steigerwald to Represent ILMA on the Panel Discussion at the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit

John Steigerwald, President, BECHEM Lubrication Technology and Former Chair of ILMA’s Ethics Committee will join the distinguished panel of speakers at the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit in Cleveland, Ohio on September 14, 2017. The panel will discuss what is being done and what more can be done to address non-compliant /off-spec lubricants in the market.

John Steigerwald has been in the specialty metalworking fluid, grease, coating and lubricant technology and service industry for 40 years. He spent the first 20 years with Cincinnati Milacron Products Division, where he held various management positions in the technical, marketing, business development, sales, divisional and operation management areas.

He has spent the last 20 years working in the private business sector with niche lubricant technology companies. He is currently president of BECHEM Lubrication Technology, which was a joint venture he was instrumental in forming in 1999.

Steigerwald has been very active in many technical, business and trade groups in the industry, including the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) where he chaired several groups, including the Ethics Committee for over 12 years. He served on ILMA’s Board of Directors and was president 1994-1995. He is a recipient of ILMA’s Distinguished Service Award.

Steigerwald has also been active in the Society of Tribology and Lubrication Engineering (STLE); the Precision Metal Forming Association (PMA); and, the Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME).

Steigerwald graduated and was recognized as outstanding senior in his major from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Business.

Panel Discussion – Taking it to the Streets to Address Quality
Panel to discuss what is being done and what more can be done to address non-compliant /off-spec lubricants in the market.

Panelist include:

About the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit

September 13 – 14, Cleveland, OH

A Must-Attend Event for Business Owners and Executives, Sales Representatives and Others in the Lubricant Supply Chain from Manufacturers and Distributors to Buyers and Consumers.

It’s About the Quality Issues and Concerns that Matter to You. Join us to Learn About the Issues and to Let Your Voices be Heard!

3:00PM – 6:00PM
Pre-Registration Badge Pick-up, On-site Registration**
3:00PM – 6:00PM
Lubrizol Learning Center Experience and Tours of Lubrizol’s Facility
The learning center experience provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about lubricant additive technology and visually experience mechanical systems that require lubrication, among others.Click For More
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Sponsored by: Infineum
Location: InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland 

 The event kicks-off with pre-Summit evening reception to help get attendees in a quality state of mind and to network with others in the business.
7:00AM – 8:00AM
Morning Networking – Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by: TBA
8:30AM – 9:00AM
On-Site Registration***
9:00AM – 9:15AM
Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15AM – 10:00AM
The Issues, the Actions, and the Future of Lubricant Quality
Presented by Thomas F. Glenn, President, Petroleum Quality Institute of America
10:00AM – 10:45AM
The Growing Importance of High Quality Motor Oils for Passenger Vehicles
Presented by Martin Birze, Regional Business Manager – Passenger Car Motor Oils, Lubrizol
10:45AM -11:00AM
11:00AM -11:45AM
Automatic Transmission Fluids – Serving an Ever Complex Aftermarket
Presented by Ian Macpherson, Marketing Director ATF & Industrial, North America, Afton Chemical
11:45AM – 12:30PM
The Secrets of Selling Value Over Price in the Lubricants Business
Presented by Maura Schreier-Fleming, Principal of best@selling Click for More
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Sponsored by: Lubrizol
1:30PM – 2:15PM
Tractor Hydraulic Fluid
Presented by Ron Hayes, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of Weights, Measures and Consumer Protection
2:15PM – 3:00PM
API CK-4 and API FA-4 Heavy-Duty Motor Oils: Enabling the Next Generation of Low GHG Diesel Engines
Presented by Shawn D. Whitacre,Staff Engineer, Engine Oil Technology, Chevron Lubricants
3:00PM – 3:15PM
3:15PM – 3:45PM
Motor Oil and Transmission Fluid Compliance
Presented by Robert DeRubeis, Program Manager Weights and Measures Unit, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
3:45PM – 4:40PM
Panel Discussion – Taking it to the Streets to Address Quality Issues.

Panel to discuss what is being done and what more can be done to address non-compliant/off-spec lubricants in the market. 

Panelists include Ron Hayes (Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of Weights, Measures and Consumer Protection), Robert DeRubeis (Program Manager Weights and Measures Unit, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development), Douglas Rathbun (Bureau Chief, Bureau of Weights and Measures, Illinois Department of Agriculture), and Thomas F. Glenn (President, Petroleum Quality Institute of America)


Ronald Hayes
State of Missouri


Robert DeRubeis
State of Michigan


Douglas Rathbun
State of Illinois


John Steigerwald
Representing ILMA


Thomas F. Glenn

4:40PM – 5:00PM
Conference Closing
*Program is subject to change. Please check back for updates.
**On-site registration will be located InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland, 8800 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH
*** On-site registration will be located The Lubrizol Corporation, 29400 Lakeland Blvd, Wickliffe, OH


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