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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Barbara A. Bellanti
Battenfeld Grease &
Oil Corporation of N.Y.
American Oil &
Supply International, LLC
Scott A. Schwindaman
Lubrication Engineers, Inc.
Immediate Past President
Beth Ann Jones
Hangsterfer's Laboratories, Inc.
Radco Industries, Inc.
Catharine T. Golden
Etna Products, Inc.
Frank H. Hamilton III
South Atlantic Services, Inc.
Pinnacle Oil, Inc.
Ronald M. Powell
Chief Executive Officer
Martha F. Jolkovski
Brenda Gillinson, CAE
Jeffrey L. Leiter
Brenda Gillinson, CAE
Mark St. Amand
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LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Advances Quality Initiatives
uality. Integrity. Stewardship. I can't think of a more appropriate theme
for the 2018 Management Forum. ILMA has a long history of promoting
quality, integrity and stewardship through its Code of Ethics and quality
testing program. This year, ILMA is taking its commitment to quality
to another level with its initiative within the National Conference on Weights and
Measures (NCWM) to clean up obsolete oils in the retail marketplace.
As I write this column, I am at the NCWM meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The conference had a detailed discussion about ILMA's proposal, with numerous
state weights and measures officials speaking in support of it. It's a proud moment
for our industry as we seek to ensure that motor oils in the retail marketplace, at a
minimum, be required to meet current API service categories. Of course, our proposal allows for certain "purpose-built" exceptions, allowing for uses such as antique
cars, hot rods, etc., with clearly worded labeling to hopefully eliminate consumer
confusion. It ties in perfectly with language in ILMA's Code of Ethics, requiring that
members "represent and market all products and services fairly and accurately."
Given the strong support within the NCWM, it is likely that the conference
will vote favorably on the issue in the future. While there was unanimous support
for the measure, several regulators requested editorial revisions to the language.
Over the next couple of months, ILMA will be working with stakeholders and
regulators to fine tune the regulatory language for presentation to the NCWM
Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee at the annual NCWM meeting in July.
Once approved by NCWM, 19 states will automatically adopt these regulations,
and others will adopt them through a legislative process. The 19 states represent
about 70 percent of automobiles in the marketplace, thus becoming a de facto
nationwide ban of obsolete oils. Research shows that these obsolete motor oils
hasten damage to the engines and shorten the service life of the vehicle - even
when used as a "top-off oil" in vehicles.
At our upcoming Management Forum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the quality
issue will be a topic of a major discussion set for 10:45 a.m. on Friday, April 20.
Attendees will learn more about ILMA's NCWM initiative, as well as hear an
update on the new transmission labeling regulations that went into effect at the
beginning of this year. In addition, we will share the latest information about
states that are banning the sale of 303 tractor hydraulic fluids and learn more
about where that issue may be headed in the future, both in the states and on a
national level within the NCWM.
Over the next year or so, ILMA hopes to keep the focus on ethics and quality with
the development of some member education resources. Watch for details coming soon.
ILMA's Code of Ethics and the association's commitment to quality make for a
proud legacy. It sets our association of independent lubricant manufacturers apart,
and here at NCWM, it is noticed and appreciated by regulators.
Chief Executive Officer
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represent the views of the named author or authors and not
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings February 2018
LETTER FROM THE CEO
WHAT’S COMING UP
In the Know
SOLVING THE ENGINE OIL PUZZLE, PART 2
THE 2018 NORTH AMERICAN SPECIFICATIONS UPDATE
GROOMING THE NEXT GENERATION
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - 1
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - 2
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - 5
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - 6
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - 7
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - 8
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - WHAT’S COMING UP
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - In the Know
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - International Insight
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - 13
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - Market Report
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - 15
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - SOLVING THE ENGINE OIL PUZZLE, PART 2
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ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - 18
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - 19
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - THE 2018 NORTH AMERICAN SPECIFICATIONS UPDATE
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ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - 23
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - GROOMING THE NEXT GENERATION
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ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
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ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - Member Connections
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ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - Cross Connections
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ILMA Compoundings February 2018 - PORTRAIT
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