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AXEL ACQUIRES ROYAL
MANUFACTURING GROUP
AXEL Christiernsson has acquired the
operating assets and the majority of
other assets of Royal Mfg. Co. LP. The
business will now be carried forward
as AXEL Royal LLC, a subsidiary of
AXEL Americas LLC, building on the
heritage of Royal Mfg. Co. LP as a
well-established supplier of lubricating
greases and lubricants in the U.S.
market and abroad.
Through organic growth and acquisitions, the AXEL Christiernsson Group
(AXEL) is now a leading supplier of
private-label lubricating greases in the
global business-to-business market.
By adding Royal, AXEL creates a step
change for AXEL Americas, increasing
their capacity and extending their reach
in the U.S. market.
Royal Mfg. Co. LP has facilities in
Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Schertz, Texas.
Since 1914, Royal and its predecessors
have provided high-performance
oils and greases to their clients. Bill
Mallory, of Royal, has also successfully
expanded by bringing Troco and
Wright into the same structure. The
Brownsville, Texas, base oil terminal is
not included in this transaction.
"I am pleased to see Royal becoming
a part of the AXEL Group and believe
our companies will work very well
together, building on the knowledge
and skills that prevail on both sides.
Royal and AXEL are both dedicated
to high-quality products and customer
service. The combination will be
excellent!" said Bill Mallory, president,
Royal Mfg. Co. LP.
According to AXEL Americas
President Tom Schroeder, "Our
combined customer offering will
increase significantly with the capabilities of three production sites and the
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together. We will operate the business
as AXEL Royal LLC to effectively
bridge the transition in a transparent
and structured manner. Bill Mallory
will be assisting us for a period as
consultant, while Jim Gott, Dr. Anoop
Kumar and all others in the existing
team will carry forward as employees
of the new company. I, with the help
of our dedicated employees, look forward to leading this new organization
and making it a leading lubricating
grease company in the U.S., much like
AXEL is in Europe."
RELADYNE ACQUIRES
T.A. ROBERTS OIL CO.
RelaDyne has acquired T.A. Roberts Oil Co., a Northern Louisiana
regional distributor of lubricants,
diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and related
products. This acquisition strengthens
RelaDyne's geographical footprint in
the Southeast.
Founded in 1954, T.A. Roberts Oil
Co. primarily serves the automotive
and commercial industries with its
wide portfolio of fueling products and
services as well as a premium selection
of multi-industry lubricant products.
"Our partnership with RelaDyne is
an exciting and welcome venture for
T.A. Roberts," said Rhonda Roberts,
vice president of T.A. Roberts Oil
Co. "RelaDyne has a huge array of
premium, industry-leading products
that we are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve our customers with.
The national brands of RelaDyne -
DuraMAX and ALLFLEET - will
be welcomed product lines for our
customers throughout the Northern
Louisiana region."
"With the existing capabilities
of our Louisiana operations and
the services and footprint that T.A.
Roberts provides, we will continue to

grow together," said Larry Stoddard,
RelaDyne president and CEO.
"The acquisition of T.A. Roberts Oil
Co. is our second acquisition of 2018,"
said RelaDyne Chief Strategy Officer,
Jeff Hart. "We are continually looking
to acquire leading businesses with great
people and great customers - T.A.
Roberts is a great example of this."
SEA-LAND CHEMICAL CO.
ANNOUNCES NEW PROMOTIONS
Sea-Land Chemical Co. is pleased to
announce the following promotions
within the company, effective as of
Jan. 1, 2018. Jennifer Altstadt was
appointed as president of the company
by the Board of Directors. She had
served as chief operating officer and
director of operations and strategic
planning for the past two years.
Alstadt was the president of Weatherchem and Libra Industries for 14 years
before joining Sea-Land.
"With the realignment of the operations and management team, Sea-Land
is well positioned to provide exemplary
service and support to our business
partners now and into the future,"
Altstadt said.
Along with the appointment of
Altstadt, the following changes have
been made to the executive and senior
management teams: Craig Lundell has
been promoted to senior vice president
of commercial operations for the U.S.
and Europe. In this new role, Lundel
leads all the commercial operations
for the company, which includes
supplier relations, supply chain,
customer service and marketing.
Christy Henley has been selected as
the new vice president of sales for the
company. Henley is supported by an
experienced sales team of 12 account
managers in the U.S. Jack McKenna,
in addition to his current roles as

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

LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
Company Callout
WHAT’S COMING UP
NEW MEMBERS
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
In the Know
International Insight
Market Report
SMOOTH TRANSITION
PERILOUSLY OBSOLETE
HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
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PORTRAIT
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