ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 40

PORTRAIT
Scott Schwindaman
President/CEO,
Lubrication Engineers Inc.
"If I had to describe my entire
life, in a nutshell, it would go
something like 'Always be open
to the opportunity to learn
something new and different,
or more in-depth. Also, never be
afraid to take risks.' In almost
20 words, those have to be the
two guiding principles that have
gotten me from where I started
to where I am today."
THE GIFT THAT KEPT ON GIVING

Scott and Janet in Washington, D.C.

SMOOTH START
"I met my wife Janet because she was the sister of my friend
in high school. I was a petroleum transfer engineer for Phillips
66 (I pumped gas at a Phillips gas station), and Janet would
come by to have her car repaired. So, I guess getting my start
in the lubricants industry even had a little something to do with
meeting my wife!"

"My two daughters were learning to ride horses at a young
age, and one day they came home asking to have their own
horse. I really didn't want to own a horse, but when your kids
want something, you try to deliver if possible. My secretary's
uncle had a Clydesdale, so I took the girls to see it. My thought
was that they would not want to keep a horse like that very
long if we bought one. So, we bought 'Lady,' an older Clydesdale mare, and the rest is history. Since then, the operation
has grown to around 30 Clydesdales and full-time employees.
The 'kids' are now in their early 30s and the grandchildren are
starting to become involved with the horses, so it has been a
good deal for the family throughout the years."
Photo by Brett Schauf

ASPIRATIONS
"I hope I will be remembered as a person who checked his
personal desires at the door and was willing to help in any way
possible to accomplish the goal for the betterment of everyone
involved. I am friendly and enjoy working between two parties
to come together with a workable solution for both parties."

HARDWORKING ORIGINS
"My father passed away when I was 10 years old, and I was
raised by a man who my father worked for before he passed.
Mr. McFall was a World War II veteran, degreed engineer and
executive with Boeing. He owned a farm in the area that I
worked on when I wasn't at school, along with helping take
care of his rental properties. He taught me so many things
about the business world, and I'm sure I am where I am today
because of the countless lessons he taught me. He was my
mentor and is the reason I have such a strong desire to give
back to others through mentoring today. I could never repay
him for all he's done to help me. ... I would travel with Mr.
McFall's brother, who harvested wheat in western Kansas
for a couple of months, which is what helped me learn how
mechanical devices worked - an invaluable education for me
with my career in the lubricant field."

40

AUGUST 2017

| COMPOUNDINGS | ILMA.ORG

Scott alongside one of his Clydesdales.

WATCHING HISTORY
"I recently traveled to Washington, D.C., and was invited to
have breakfast in the West Wing of the White House with a
small group of people. I did not get to meet the president, but I
did watch him walk out and leave on Marine One - something
few get to see or do that I was very grateful to have experienced myself."


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings August 2017

Letter From the President
Letter From the CEO
Inside ILMA
What's Coming Up
In the Know
Industry Rundown
Market Report
Bridging the Gap from ILSAC GF-5 to GF-6
Who's Next
It's About the Process
Business Hub
Counsel Compound
Washington Landscape
Member Connections
Cross Connections
Portrait
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 1
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 2
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Letter From the President
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 4
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Letter From the CEO
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Inside ILMA
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 7
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - What's Coming Up
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 9
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Industry Rundown
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 11
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Market Report
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 13
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 14
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 15
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Bridging the Gap from ILSAC GF-5 to GF-6
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ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 18
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 19
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ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 21
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Who's Next
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ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - It's About the Process
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ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Business Hub
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ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Counsel Compound
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 35
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Member Connections
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 37
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Cross Connections
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ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Portrait
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