ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 3

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President
Dave Croghan
Maxum Petroleum

Ann Ball
CIMCOOL Industrial
Products LLC

Vice President
Barbara Kudis
Allegheny Petroleum
Products Co.

Barbara A. Bellanti
Battenfeld Grease &
Oil Corporation of N.Y.

Treasurer
Charles Decker
American Oil &
Supply International, LLC
Secretary
Scott A. Schwindaman
Lubrication Engineers, Inc.
Immediate Past President
Beth Ann Jones
Hangsterfer's Laboratories, Inc.

Michael Damiani
Radco Industries, Inc.
Lon Fanning
DuBois Chemicals
Jarrett Flegel
Boss Lubricants
Catharine T. Golden
Etna Products, Inc.
Frank H. Hamilton III
South Atlantic Services, Inc.
Greg Julian
Advanced Lubrication
Specialties
Kent Morris
Pinnacle Oil, Inc.
Ronald M. Powell
Moroil Technologies

STAFF
Chief Executive Officer
Holly Alfano
Associate Director
Martha F. Jolkovski
Director of
Communications
Brenda Gillinson, CAE
Member Services/
Marketing Manager
Tim Mack

Communications
Manager
Amber Lopez
Membership Coordinator
Meg Thaxton
Accounting Manager
Margaret Smith
General Counsel
Jeffrey L. Leiter

EDITORIAL, DESIGN
Contributing Editor
Brenda Gillinson, CAE

Designer
Mark St. Amand

THE YGS GROUP
Editorial Director
Annette Gray

Copy Editor
Amanda Holahan

Senior Editor
Drew Bankert

Account Director
Tina Enck

Managing Editor
Sam Hoffmeister

MEDIA SALES
VP, Media Sales
Susan Welter
Media Sales Director
Stephanie Harkins

Advertising Account
Executive
Tima Good
tima.good@theygsgroup.com

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LETTER FROM THE CEO
The Quiet Success of the Trump
Administration: Regulatory Reform

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t has been exactly one year since the political world was turned upside down
when outlier Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. It would be nice to
say that since assuming office, the president has built bridges, brought people
together and made some inroads with his opposition. Unfortunately, the country
has never been more polarized.
So far, many of President Donald Trump's major policy initiatives - such as
repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act - have failed, in part due to
members of his own party deserting him. In this highly charged political climate,
there's little hope for unity, even within the Republican ranks.
So, what has the president accomplished in his first year? With the news media
focused on distractions created by the president's tweets, one has to dig deep to
find that the administration has been quiet, but highly effective, with its regulatory reform initiative. While it may be lacking enough entertainment value
to be reported on cable news, around Washington, business organizations such
as the Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and
other trade groups are seeing a difference. The push to deregulate, or roll back,
the hyper-regulation of recent years is significant, and companies such as ILMA
members will benefit.
At the forefront of regulatory reform is the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), headed by Administrator Scott Pruitt. The EPA administrator has returned
a strict adherence to the regulatory process back to the agency. The regulatory
process is supposed to be transparent and open. However, in our industry, we
need to look no further than how the EPA maneuvered its agenda on mediumand long-chain chlorinated paraffins to see an example of the agency abandoning
appropriate administrative process under the previous administration.
In mid-October, Pruitt issued a directive ending "sue and settle" lawsuits. Over
the past few years, special interest groups that were unsuccessful in getting their
agendas through Congress found a way around that using "sue and settle." They
filed lawsuits against the EPA, which were not altogether unwelcomed by agency
bureaucrats. Rather than litigate these cases, the EPA settled them behind closed
doors and used the settlements as an excuse to issue consent orders and new regulations void of public input, claiming its hands were tied by the settlements.
Pruitt witnessed the outcome of "sue and settle" as Oklahoma attorney general.
In an effort to comply with the EPA's Regional Haze Plan, the state developed a
cost-effective approach to reduce utility plant emissions by replacing coal with
natural gas. Dissatisfied with state compliance initiatives, environmental activists
sued, forcing utility companies in Oklahoma to install sulfur-dioxide controls at
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Holly Alfano
Chief Executive Officer

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings November 2017

LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
Company Callout
WHAT’S COMING UP
In the Know
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
International Insight
Market Report
SHIFTING GEARS – INNOVATING THE FUTURE
NORTH AMERICAN SPECIFICATION UPDATE
DIGITAL MARKETING IN MANUFACTURING
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 1
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 2
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 5
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Company Callout
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 7
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - WHAT’S COMING UP
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 9
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 11
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - International Insight
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 13
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Market Report
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 15
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - SHIFTING GEARS – INNOVATING THE FUTURE
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - NORTH AMERICAN SPECIFICATION UPDATE
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - DIGITAL MARKETING IN MANUFACTURING
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - BUSINESS HUB
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Member Connections
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