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INDUSTRY RUNDOWN

ILMA Consultants: Your
Source for Everything

Larry Kuntschik

John Howell

When ILMA staff and the Association's members need
assistance with industry issues, ILMA's consultants
are the ones they can lean on for the information
they need - the information that keeps ILMA and its
members abreast of everything they need to know to
stay compliant, better manage their businesses and
altogether succeed. ILMA's consultants are highly experienced industry veterans Larry Kuntschik, John Howell
and Luc Girard. These three men keep this industry's
wheel of knowledge turning without a squeak.
As far as responsibilities go, each consultant has his
niche. Kuntschik, with more than 30 years of expertise and
now a retiree of Texaco/Shell, is involved directly with the
American Petroleum Institute Lubricants Group (API LG)
on ILMA's behalf, helping to keep engine oil specifications
and categories modern and adapted to new technology and
standards. Not only did he participate in the development of
API's Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System
(EOLCS) that's used today, but he also chaired API LG
when the program was adopted 28 years ago.
Kuntschik is a true sage in the industry and has helped
engine oil manufacturers market their products more
accurately during his career. Looking ahead, new technology - specifically, new engine design - is his biggest
concern. "My real concern about the future is that engine

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Luc Girard

oils are going to be marketed like beans - no salt added,
classic, with bacon, ranchero style, spicy and original," he
said. "Our industry has struggled for years trying to train
Joe Consumer, but with little success; it's still 10W-40,
green, yellow or black bottle."
Attending countless ILMA meetings and forums,
Kuntschik said his work as a consultant has been very enjoyable. "I have tried to be open and available for any ILMA
member that has a question or suggestion," he said. "The
people are great to work with, both from ILMA and the rest
of the industry."

Our industry has struggled
for years trying to train Joe
Consumer, but with little success;
it's still 10W-40, green, yellow or
black bottle."
Howell, president of GHC Resources Inc. since 2014,
is the safety, health, environment, regulatory affairs and metalworking fluids (MWF) guru on the consultancy team. He
has more than 35 years of experience in the MWF business,
with 20 of those relating to safety, health and environmental


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings January 2018

Meet ILMA’s New President DAVE CROGHAN
ADDING ANOTHER DIMENSION
THE BIG CHILL
LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
Company Callout
WHAT’S COMING UP
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
In the Know
International Insight
Market Report
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
Cross Connections
PORTRAIT
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 1
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 2
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 5
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Company Callout
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 7
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - WHAT’S COMING UP
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 9
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 11
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - In the Know
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 13
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - International Insight
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 15
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Market Report
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 17
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Meet ILMA’s New President DAVE CROGHAN
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 19
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 20
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 21
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 22
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 23
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - ADDING ANOTHER DIMENSION
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 25
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 26
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 27
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 28
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - THE BIG CHILL
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 30
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 31
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 32
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 33
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - BUSINESS HUB
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 35
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 37
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 39
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Member Connections
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 41
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Cross Connections
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 43
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - PORTRAIT
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