Press release
November 18, 2019

North American OEM Manager David Gray Named Certified Lubrication Specialist

Horsham, PA USA, November 18, 2019 – Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc. announced today that North American OEM Manager David Gray has been confirmed as a Certified Lubrication Specialist by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).

STLE is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 13,000 individuals and 250 companies. STLE members are experts who research, develop and market the methods and products that make the industry more successful and enhance the well-being of people worldwide.

STLE’s Certified Lubrication Specialist certification is the only independent certification for lubrication professionals that verifies their broad lubrication engineering knowledge. Their core responsibilities include evaluating and selecting lubricants to use; conducting lube surveys; training lubricators; developing quality assurance and used lubricant analysis programs; troubleshooting and problem-solving lubrication issues; and maintaining records of all applications, as well as waste collection and disposal.

“I’m pleased to be able to offer our customers the assurance of knowing they are working with a company who truly are lubrication specialists,” said David Gray. “While I’ve been in the lubrication industry for three decades, preparing for this exam gave me a new appreciation to how intricate this industry is, and being able to carry this title is an honor.”

Gray holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Portsmouth. He has been in the lubrication industry for over 30 years and represents Evonik on key standard setting organizations, industry bodies and committees covering the industrial lubricant market.

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Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-oriented innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2018, the enterprise with more than 32,000 employees generated sales of €13.3 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion from continuing operations.


The Resource Efficiency segment is led by Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH and produces high performance materials and specialty additives for environmentally friendly as well as energy-efficient systems to the automotive, paints & coatings, adhesives, construction, and many other industries. This segment employed about 10,000 employees, and generated sales of around €5.5 billion in 2018 from continuing operations.

Evonik offers a wide range of additives and synthetic base oils for the lubricant industry under its tradenames VISCOPLEX® and VISCOBASE®. VISCOPLEX® and VISCOBASE® are a trademark of Evonik Oil Additives GmbH. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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