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INDUSTRY NEWS


Barbara Kudis of Allegheny Petroleum Products elected ILMA President


The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) announced its 2018-2019 Board of Directors during the ILMA annual meeting in Palm Desert, California. Barbara Kudis, President of Allegheny Petroleum Products, based in Greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was elected ILMA President and accepted the presidential gavel at the meeting’s closing banquet.


Kudis has been an active member of ILMA since 2007 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. Her history with ILMA dates back more than 35 years – at a time when her father started the family business of Allegheny Petroleum Products.


When asked how Kudis feels about the opportunity to lead ILMA, she remarked, “ILMA is extremely important to me and my company for a number of reasons. ILMA provides the voice of the ‘independents’, and it provides the network and relationships necessary to build business success. The organization’s commitment to best practices and the


Morris Lubricants appoints new operations manager


Andy Morrey, 54, joins Morris Lubricants in Shrewsbury after four years as operations director at Fulwood Limited in Ellesmere and 14 years working for Siemens in Telford and Birmingham.


Since starting work in July, he has set about restructuring the manufacturing and logistics operations and taken on 15 new staff, which has resulted in a 20% productivity increase. The company is also installing a new storage facility at the Shrewsbury plant.


“All the key performance indicators are telling me that we are heading in the right direction, the workforce is loyal and the business is strong and profitable,” said Andy.


Morris Lubricants is preparing to celebrate its 150th birthday in 2019. The company produces high quality lubricants which are sold to more than 80 countries worldwide.


The company sells more than 800 product lines, 8 LUBE MAGAZINE NO.148 DECEMBER 2018


highest ethical standards mirror my own values. I intend to advance these principles and to prepare our industry for the changes ahead.”


Kudis earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Logistics with a Minor in Operations and Information Systems Management from Penn State University and her MBA from Rollins College – Crummer Graduate School of Business. She also completed The University of Pittsburgh’s Entrepreneurial Fellows Program. In addition to her role as ILMA president, she is Board President of the Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School; board director of the Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA; and she is a member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO).


Incorporated in 1986, Allegheny Petroleum Products is a privately-owned manufacturer of industrial, automotive and fleet lubricants; a distributor of lubricant and fuel additives; and a provider of fluid management services, recognized in North America as an innovator in solutions for its customers.


LINK www.ilma.org


including the latest auto and motorcycle lubricants technology for modern engine and transmission designs, as well as tailored grades for the traditional classic, veteran and vintage vehicle market.


Industrial metalworking fluids, specialist production lubricants and biodegradable lubricants complete a product portfolio to fulfil the needs of automotive, industrial manufacturing, agriculture, horticulture and forestry industries.


The company’s lubricants operate in the most extreme climates, ranging from the freezing temperatures of the Arctic Circle to the searing heat of the Australian Outback.


LINK www.morrislubricants.co.uk


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