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affairs. He works to provide ILMA, its manufacturing
members and their customers with detailed, up-to-date
information affecting them in those spaces.
What makes Howell an effective consultant is his experience. "For me, it's having been an ILMA manufacturing
member earlier in my career, participating and being a part
of the same committee leadership teams for whom I now
consult, and generally knowing on both a personal and professional level - in some cases for 20-plus years - the very
same people," Howell said.
His time as a consultant has been important to him for
several reasons, Howell said. Aside from forging valued personal relationships and staying updated on current industry
issues, he admits that he enjoys the privilege of attending
ILMA events. "I do get to travel to the ILMA meetings
twice a year," he said. "The venues are lovely, the people are
great; what's not to love?"
Girard is the third piece in the consultant triumvirate.
He is primarily responsible for the ILMA Ethics testing
program, making sure it runs as smoothly as possible and
maintains impartiality. He is the one who harnesses the relationship between ILMA and product samplers and testers.
Other issues Girard has helped ILMA address are those
pertaining to obsolete oils, purpose-built oils and multivehicle automatic transmission fluids (ATFs), which has led the
Association to propose edits to Handbook 130, a publication of the National Conference on Weights and Measures

I can leverage my 20 years'
experience in the lubricants
area - principally in product
design and field support."
(NCWM) that regulates the trade of many automotive lubricants. Like Kuntschik, Girard interacts with API, helping
to keep that relationship healthy.
Girard's time in the industry is invaluable to the part he
plays for ILMA. "For my role with ILMA, I can leverage my
20 years' experience in the lubricants area - principally in
product design and field support," he said. "I have been
involved in engine oils and driveline fluids for over 12 years,
including seven years dealing directly with automotive OEMs."
That experience has put him in a trusted spot for ILMA,
one he's happy to have. "It's a pleasure and a privilege to
assist ILMA in elevating the profile of its Ethics program
and helping ILMA members further the organization's drive
to delivering solid products," Girard said.
Together, Kuntschik, Howell and Girard exemplify the
integrity of ILMA and the importance of the Association's
influence on the lubricants industry. With nearly 100 years
of collective experience, this trio is dedicated to sharing its
knowledge to make sure the industry thrives as much as it
can. They are your source for, well, everything.

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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
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - ADDING ANOTHER DIMENSION
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 28
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - THE BIG CHILL
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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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