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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President
Chuck Decker
American Oil &
Supply International, LLC
Vice President
Scott A. Schwindaman
Lubrication Engineers, Inc.
Treasurer
Michael Damiani
Radco Industries, Inc.
Secretary
Ann Ball
CIMCOOL Industrial
Products LLC
Immediate Past President
Barbara Kudis
Allegheny Petroleum
Products Co.

Barbara A. Bellanti
Battenfeld Grease &
Oil Corporation of N.Y.
Richard Camper
Pacific Precision
Formulators Inc.
Dave Croghan
Maxum Petroleum
Lon Fanning
DuBois Chemicals
Catharine T. Golden
Etna Products, Inc.
Frank H. Hamilton III
South Atlantic Services, Inc.
Greg Julian
Advanced Lubrication
Specialties
Michael McHenry
Master Fluid Solutions
Kent Morris
Pinnacle Oil, Inc.
David Richards
RichardsApex, Inc.

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

Senior Manager of
Marketing & Digital
Communications
Amber Lopez
Meetings Manager
Meg Thaxton
Accounting Manager
Margaret Smith
General Counsel
Jeffrey L. Leiter
Associate Counsel
Matthew Levetown

EDITORIAL, DESIGN		
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Mark St. Amand

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MEDIA SALES
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Jack Davidson
Vice President
Serena L. Spiezio

Advertising Account
Executive
Tima Good
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Completing Your ILMA
Engage Experience

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LMA is continually evolving to bring more value to its members, and our newest addition is Foundation Day, which will take place on April 4 during ILMA
Engage 2020. Foundation Day is one of the most entertaining and easiest ways
to support the critical work the ILMA Foundation does.
As many of you know, the Foundation Board of Governors has expanded the
mission of the ILMA Foundation to include industry education and research. The
ILMA Foundation fills a crucial need in our industry by funding targeted industry
research, bringing our members' voices to Capitol Hill and initiating educational
programs to help us stay current with the latest trends, corporate compliance and
business issues.
The Foundation also assists future industry leaders through
the scholarship program, which has changed the lives of
students. Over the past 18 years, ILMA has awarded more than
$500,000 in scholarships to 179 students. The Foundation
Board of Governors recently increased undergraduate awards to
current and new winners from $3,000 to $3,500 per year. We
F O U N D AT I O N
need your support to ensure all of the Foundation's programs,
D AY
including the scholarships, remain successful.
The Foundation's work is a huge benefit to us as ILMA members, and Foundation Day is the perfect opportunity to learn about the Foundation's focus, support
its work and gain new industry insights. When you support Foundation Day,
you will be not only making an impactful contribution to the industry but also
benefiting your own business. The day is filled with educational opportunities as
well as networking events that will pay dividends for years to come.
Saturday at ILMA Engage will kick off with an interactive ILMA Town Hall
Breakfast. This is your chance to bring your questions and get an update on some
of the top issues facing the industry, including ILMA's initiative to require additional labeling for obsolete oil and tractor hydraulic fluids, a status report from
API on the pending launch of GF-6 and dexos® licensing issues.
There are also several informative sessions featuring intriguing, timely topics and expert
speakers. Topics include artificial intelligence and keys to making successful deals.
 Business is built on relationships, and one of the best places to develop and
strengthen relationships within our industry is at networking events. Foundation
Day has left plenty of room for fun, and you can get to know your fellow members at the ILMA Foundation Golf Tournament on the scenic championship
course at The Grove Park Inn. If you're not a golfer, join us for a tour of the iconic
Biltmore Estate. ​We'll close the day with a reception at the Omni's Country Club.
I invite you all to take part in Foundation Day as we come together to support
the fantastic work it does. The Foundation provides the education, research and
voice we need to ensure our industry prospers. I hope you will join me and complete your ILMA Engage experience at Foundation Day.

Chuck Decker
ILMA President

© 2020 Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association.
All Rights Reserved.
ILMA is pleased to present a variety of viewpoints in Compoundings
magazine. Readers should keep in mind that bylined articles represent the views of the named author or authors and not necessarily
the opinions, viewpoints or positions of ILMA.

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