METUCHEN, NJ, August 21, 2020/ – – PQIA Announced Today that Dave Klinger, President of PPC Lubricants has Joined the PQIA Advisory Board
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is pleased to announce Dave Klinger as a new member on the PQIA Advisory Board.
Mr. Klinger is the President of PPC Lubricants, a 4th-generation, privately owned petroleum lubricants distributor. PPC markets and distributes lubricants, DEF, antifreeze and other functional fluids and services for automotive, heavy-duty commercial and industrial businesses. PPC has six facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Klinger is also currently the President of Drydene Performance Products which was formed in 2018 to re-launch the Drydene brand and products after a market hiatus. Drydene, a strong heritage brand dating back to 1943, has grown rapidly under Klinger’s leadership, including an already extensive product line and partnerships with motorsports groups like the World of Outlaws and Dover International Speedway.
“Dave is a very strong addition to our team of distinguished professionals serving on PQIA’s Advisory Board,” said Thomas Glenn, President of PQIA. “Dave is an authentic, influential and successful industry leader with deep operational expertise and a comprehensive understanding of the lubricants business. We welcome his business acumen and perspectives, and the guidance he brings to help lead PQIA forward.
On joining the PQIA Advisory Board, Klinger said, “I am excited to become part of the PQIA Advisory Board,” adding, “I hope to bring a unique combination of commercial expertise, supply and distribution experience and an entrepreneurial mindset which will complement the expertise and experience of the other members. And I look forward to getting involved in the debates and discussions to build on PQIA’s successes in assuring the quality and integrity of lubricants in the market.”
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America’s Advisory Board comprises a prominent group of industry professionals with a broad range of experience in the lubricants business. The board includes representatives from additive companies, major and independent lubricant manufacturers, lubricant marketers, as well as General Motors.
More about Dave
Since Klinger became president of the company in 2001, PPC has grown from 10 employees and $5M in revenue to 220 employees and over $200M in revenue in 2019. Klinger has accepted, on PPC’s behalf, the recognition award of winning Shell Oil’s Distributor Challenge three of the last five years.
Klinger’s strategic focus as a leader has allowed him to identify, value, and close 29 acquisitions of small to mid-size competitors, including transitioning four BP/Castrol, two Shell/Pennzoil, and two ENI Direct distribution sites. As part of his focus on smart growth, Klinger has also overseen the creation of five additional divisions of PPC’s business: PPC DEF Solutions, PPC Nat Gas Solutions, PPC DEF Blending and Production, PPC S-CORE Solutions and PPC Logistics.
Prior to his time at PPC and Drydene, Klinger started his career as a lubricant sales representative for Carlos R. Leffler, Inc. in 1986 and was promoted to Sales Manager in 1992 and became Vice President with Leffler in 1994. Leffler was acquired by Columbia Gas in 1997, and Klinger became Vice President at the newly formed Columbia Energy in 1997. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business from Elizabethtown College in 1986 and received a Certificate in Sales and Marketing Leadership from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
During Klinger’s career he has served on numerous industry advisory boards, including:
- BP/Castrol DAC: 1996 – 2019
- BP Global DAC Ambassador: 2012 – 2014
- Petro Canada DAB: 2006 – 2010
- CITGO DAC: 2012 – 2013
Klinger leads and lives by this mantra: ‘I’ll either find a way or I’ll create one! ‘