5 Dec 2022

Techno-Commercial Session 2022

LUBIMAX® hosted a Techno-Commercial Session on 23rd November at Automechanika. There were 6 featured speakers from Kemipex, INEOS, BASF and ENI.

The event started at 11 am, with the first speaker being Mr. Luca Salvi from ENI. He graduated as a Chemical Engineer at the University of Rome in 1995 and has been in ENI R&D since 1996. He has been the Head of the ENI Additives Business since 2013 and now has the responsibility for the whole additive business. Mr. Luca Salvi delivered a presentation on ENI Lubricant Additives.

The second speaker was Kemipex’s Head of Innovation, Dr. Rolfe Hartley, who is based in the USA. Dr. Rolfe has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. He started his career in 1984 working for Ethyl Petroleum Additives, which was later renamed Afton Corporation. Dr Rolfe worked in Analytical reverse engineering competitive packages and was named head of ATF package development at Afton. With more than 12 years of experience at Afton, he then joined Infinium for more than 15 years, where he played an important role in the development of many industrial and automotive additive packages meeting several API and OEM standard levels. He also developed formulations for Hydraulic fluids, 2T formulations and dispersants. Dr Rolfe delivered a presentation on Kemipex Developmental Additive Packages.

An international buffet was served afterwards for lunch for all the attendees; this gave everyone the opportunity to network and catch up with old and new customers.

After lunch, Mr. Ben Nathan, the Kemipex Global Business Development and Technical Manager, who has been with the company for over 8 years, delivered a LUBIMAX® Techno-Commercial Presentation.
Mr. Michel Sanchez-Rivas from INEOS was the fourth speaker. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry and has over 31 years of experience in lubricant additives, formulations, and feedstock base oil manufacturing. He has been with INEOS for the past 16 years and is currently the Polyalphaolefins and Silkflo Polydecenes Market Development Manager Europe/EMEA. Mr. Michel delivered a presentation on Next Generation Low Viscosity PAOs to Continue to Reduce Emissions & Improve Energy Efficiency for E-Mobility.

The final speakers of the Techno-Commercial Session were from BASF. Ms. Ghazaleh Hajaghaie, who is the BASF Senior Technical Sales Manager & Mr. Andreas Minke, who is the Technical Service Manager of Lubricant Components, Business Management EMEA – Fuel and Lubricant Solutions. Ms. Ghazaleh holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and has over 11 years of success in technical sales, fuel and lubricant business. She has worked at BASF for the past 7 years. Mr. Andreas has worked at BASF for the past 12 years and is a qualified chemical technologist. Ms. Ghazaleh started with her presentation of BASF Sustainability & E-Mobility Initiatives, followed by Andreas’ presentation on BASF Specialty Products.

This year’s Techno-Commercial Session was one of our most popular to date, and the LUBIMAX® Team wanted to thank everyone who took the time to attend this year.

We look forward to next year’s event and hosting more in the near future.

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