The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is saddened to announce the passing of PQIA’s founding Advisory Board member, Mr. Irvin Warren
William Irvin Warren
June 1, 1942 – December 1, 2020
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is saddened to announce the passing of PQIA’s founding Advisory Board member, Mr. Irvin Warren.
Mr. Warren of Dunn, North Carolina, passed away at the age of 78, on December 1, 2020.
Mr. Warren, founder of Warren Oil Company, one of the country’s leading independent lubricant manufacturers, served on the PQIA Advisory Board with great commitment. “He was an excellent advisor who brought his deep knowledge of the lubricants business, incredible business acumen, and passion for quality to a variety of issues that have been critical to the formation and maturation of PQIA.” said Thomas Glenn, president of PQIA. Further, Glenn adds, “Warren Oil, was the first in the industry to get behind PQIA’s efforts as a supporter and to help drive interest in others joining to help PQIA serve the consumer of lubricants by testing and reporting on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace.”
A proud family man, Irvin is survived by his wife, Dr. Michelle DeCecco Warren, and his three children, Wendy Warren Spell and spouse Chris Spell, Bill Warren and spouse Kristy Warren, and Brandan Eaton, and nine grandchildren, Reed Warren, Colby Warren, Jaimmy Warren, Haven Warren, Connor Blackmon, Christian Spell, Grayson Spell, Ben Spell and spouse Diane Spell and Morgan Henry and spouse Matt Henry.
Thank you, Mr. Warren for all you have done. May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
While you will be missed by many, your legacy will live on.