New UKLA President

spending between 3-6 months in each area of the business, and later was involved with others in setting up the CENT condition monitoring service.

When joining Millers Oils, Martyn was responsible for the industrial lubricants within the business; new formulations, upgrades etc and four years later took over the responsibility for all automotive lubricants as well, and at the same time took a position on the board as technical director.

One of the big milestones was the development of lubricants that incorporated nanotechnology that supplemented traditional additive chemistry and an innovation award was won from the World Motorsport Symposium in 2009 for transmission lubricants and again in 2012 at the Motorsport Industry Association for engine oils.

Martyn joined Millers Oils in 2000 and has spent 36 years in the lubricant industry and has been a director of the UKLA for the last eight years and technical director at Millers Oils for the last thirteen years.

Martyn has one daughter and lives in Leek, North Staffordshire. Martyn started his career with Century Oils whilst finishing his honours degree in mechanical engineering, spending two six month blocks of his industrial placement with the operations team at Century.

Upon graduating he joined the technical team under Fred Jones and Mike Myers, initially on a graduate trainee scheme

Suzy Jarman joins KEMAT

The formar Editor of Lube Suzy Jarman has joined KEMAT in the role of Marketing and Communications. This is a new position.

Since 2009 Suzy has worked as Sub Editor then Editor of Lube magazine, the official journal of UEIL, published by UKLA, for which she sourced and wrote articles. Using her knowledge and ability to design and produce databases she built

the online European Lubricants Industry Directory, ELID. Suzy was also part of the EuropaLub project creating the layout to provide a user interface. Furthermore, she made Lube go digital and was the driver in several other successful industry related projects including Lube Library. Attending lubricant conferences and seminars, she has met many people and gained significant knowledge in the industry. For twenty years prior to this she worked in Market Research, Marketing and Sales.

Her main hobbies are scuba diving in the UK and abroad, including underwater photography and videography. She also likes gardening and watercolour painting.

Suzy commented “It is a thrilling and exciting opportunity to work for a rapidly growing chemical company. KEMAT is the largest independent PIB distributor in EMEA and I’m looking forward to joining the very friendly team as well as taking


part in the expansion. The diverse range of products including Polybutenes, Poly Alpha Olefins and Natural Oils as well as the different market segments such as lubes and greases, plastics and rubbers, sealants and adhesives, are all fascinating.”

KEMAT’s international B2B team is diverse and covers a broad range of expertise, from physics to chemistry, engineering to pharmaceutical science, management and logistics, all at a specialist level.

Simon Mason, the new Managing Director since 2016 has used his strong background in corporate management and commercial optimisation to grow KEMAT and take it to the next level: 2.0.

Simon said “During recent months, our experienced team has been extended with highly qualified people from commercial and technical backgrounds. We needed to strengthen our team with someone who has specialist skills in marketing and communications. Suzy’s knowledge of the lubricants industry, enthusiasm to connect with people as well as creative and technical skills, make her the ideal candidate for this role. I am delighted that Suzy has joined us and I look forward to working with her.”


Work is now underway to also add low frictional properties into a range of industrial lubricants.

On his appointment Martyn commented, “I am honoured to be appointed as president as well as keeping up to tradition within Millers Oils as Douglas Miller was a past president of The National Lubricating Oil and Grease Federation 1952-53 and also John Barnes was a past president of the British Lubricants Federation in 1995-97”.


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