I started out in the lube business in 1965 with Humble Oil (Exxon) in Detroit after graduating from Notre Dame with a BS in Chemical Engineering.
That first position was as a sales engineer calling on Ford. I joined Viscosity in 1967 doing industrial sales (very unsuccessfully) and some product development. I became Technical Director in 1969 with the responsibility of working with the engineering center at IH as well as product development for both the automotive and industrial product lines.
In 1978 I assumed additional responsibilities for production operations which included our industrial products blending plant in Chicago and our network of contract blenders and packagers. While the way we perform our operational functions has changed significantly over the years, our primary focus is still to effectively serve our customers.
My wife and I live in Hinsdale, IL, and have a son- and daughter-in-law living in downtown Chicago.