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THE HEART OF ILMA MEMBER NEWS Chevron Oronite Announces New Distributor in Nigeria Chevron Oronite announced in late June it had signed an agreement appointing ABD Energy Solutions Limited as its distributor in Nigeria. ABD Energy Solutions operates a strategically located warehouse in Lagos, which will allow storage of some Oronite products for greater availability and flexibility in meeting customer needs. "ABD Energy Solutions Limited's vast experience in the refining and petrochemical business gives them a good knowledge of the lubricant, base oil and additives segments, and makes them a welcome addition to the Oronite distributor network," said Alain Robert, regional sales manager, Europe-Middle EastAfrica, Chevron Oronite. In Memoriam Mike Ryterski (1920-2016) Schaeffer Manufacturing Co. announced that Mike Ryterski passed away on May 29, 2016, in St. Louis at the age of 96. Admired and respected by his co-workers, Ryterski was known for his wry sense of humor and dedication to the company. Ryterski was one of the few master blenders of lubricants in the world. In 1941, Ryterski started working for Schaeffer making candles and medical soaps for the Army. He then served in the Army Air Corps during World War II for two years before returning to work for Schaeffer in 1945. When Schaeffer stopped producing soap and candles, Ryterski quickly moved into supervising oil and grease production. He experimented with different formulations and was responsible for creating many of Schaeffer's proprietary formulas. Ryterski also developed a unique gear-grease to use on dragline, shovels and mills for the mining and steel industries that is still used today. To commemorate Ryterski's legacy, Schaeffer created the Mike Ryterski Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. The award recognizes associates in the office and plant for their contributions to the company. Ryterski was selected as one of 100 semifinalists considered as a 2010 inductee for the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame. In 2011, while celebrating 70 years of employment, Ryterksi was named the St. Louis region's oldest worker in the 20th annual Missouri Older Worker of the Year contest sponsored by MERS/Goodwill. A press release from Schaeffer stated, "In the Schaeffer spirit of family and tradition, Team Schaeffer stands on the shoulders of those who came before us, and we all stand on Ryterski's shoulders. As we walk through the plant and make grease, we are reminded of all the ways Ryterski shaped our product line and shared his knowledge with our team." Ryterski retired as a vice president in 1990 but continued to work three or four days a week, sharing his decades of knowledge about lubricants and helping the plant grow from three employees to more than 30 today. Ryterski (L) with one of his successors, Rich Niedbalski. Compoundings August 2016 * 15 * Vol. 66 No. 8

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings August 2016

FROM THE CEO
FROM THE PRESIDENT
BOARD BRIEF
NOTES FROM NLGI
THE HEART OF ILMA
In Memoriam Mike Ryterski (1920–2016)
Radco Industries Promotes Brian Finch
Manufacturing Day is Coming! October 7, 2016
THE EVOLUTION OF GROUP II
VOICES & VIEWS
INTERNATIONAL INSIGHT
FOCUS ON ETHICS
FAMILY BUSINESS
RULES & REGS
POWER PLAY
LEGAL EASE Preparing for Brexit
THE WHITE PAPER

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