2013 Meeting Schedules

November Tour

This will be Wednesday, Nov 13th to the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa. The museum boasts over 60 cars on display in a 25,000 sq. ft. building that was originally a 1920s car dealership. The building is maintained to display that period of architecture right down to the original elevator used to move cars to the second floor. Bicycles, tools, musical instruments, radios, televisions, graphics, photos, etc., relating to the periods of the cars are also used throughout the building.

For additional details please see https://www.Oshawa.ca/tourism/can_mus.asp. Note that there is limited parking at the museum itself but there is ample metered on-street parking. Those who wish to do so may park at the back of the museum, but please be advised that this area is unpaved.

The tour will be preceded by a technical talk by Galen Greene with BASF which begins at 10:30am. After the talk and tour we will have lunch at Fazio’s restaurant at 33 Simcoe St – a short walk from the museum. Menu: https://www.faziosrestaurant.ca/Parmigiano%20Lunch%20Menu%20B.pdf

Since we have to guarantee minimum numbers for the restaurant we will be offering the following package deal: $35 for STLE members and $40 for non-members. Students are $15. Numbers are limited to 25 – so book early!


Title: Lubricant market trends and the implications of these on lubricant manufacturers and end users

Presenter: Galen Greene
Technical Service Manager - Lubricant Solutions
BASF - The Chemical Company

Bibliography: Galen Greene is a Technical Service Manager at BASF. He currently resides in New York City. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business. His current role involves running technical programs with customers or internal BASF teams. The current focus of his work covers a broad variety of markets, including transportation lubricants such as engine oil and gear oil; as well as industrial lubricants. He previously worked for The Lubrizol Corporation as an automotive lubricant test engineer. He is a member of SAE, ASTM, and STLE. At STLE, he serves as the chairman of one of the yearly education courses.

Times: Registration 10:00
Talk 10:30
Museum 11:15
Lunch 12:15

To register contact Solongo Wilson at Solongo.Wilson@chemtura.com or call 416- 724-3581.

Year Month Program Description Presenter Information


Final Schedule

September Current Metalworking Fluid Issues Jerry P. Byers
President, STLE
Manager of Cimcool Research & Development
  October AMPCO’s 2013 Q3 Outlook of Ontario Power Market Mr. AdamWhite, President
AITIA Analytics Inc. and President,
Association of Major Power Consumers in Ontario
  January Tribology of Human Implants Professor John B Medley, PhD, PEng
University of Waterloo
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
  March Developments in New Organic Friction Modifiers Frank J. DeBlase, Ph.D.
Chemtura Corporation
400 Elm Street, Naugatuck CT
  April Lubricants Technical Support (LTS) Lab Testing Capabilities Kurtis D. Hartlen, Lead Chemist/Investigative Analysis Coordinator - Imperial Oil
Lubricants Technical Support Laboratory, Sarnia, Ontario
2011 - 2012 September Bearing Failure Analysis with a Focus on Lubrication Randy Ikenouye, P.Eng
NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada Ltd.
  October Wind Turbine Gearbox Lubrication - Performance, Selection and Cleanliness Michelle Graf, Product Manager, Industrial Additives
The Lubrizol Corporation, Wickliffe, Ohio
  November Considerations in Air Compressor Fluid Design and Development Dr. Inga Kuksis, Product Specialist, Specialty Products and Fluids, R&D
Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., A Suncor Energy Business
  March  Automotive Workshop and Toyota Tour (March 13)

- Additive Chemistry Presentation
- Tribological Nightmare
Prof. Ming Zheng from University of Winsor on "Fuel Efficiency Improvement Strategies of Clean Combustion Engines"

Dr. Don Hewson from Western University on "Lubricating the Internal Combustion Engine-A Tribological Challenge"

>Mr. Don Johnston, Regional Manager for Lubrizol Canada on "Chemistry of Lubricant Additive Components"
  April Grease Trends with focus on key improvements to Calcium Sulfonate and Li Complex Greases William C. Ward, Jr. CLS CLGS
2010 - 2011 September Lubrication Fundamentals
Peter Dreschsler
The Timken Co
  October Passenger Car Trends and the GF-5 / SN / GM Dexos1 Story

Click HERE for the presentation
Don Johnston
Lubrizol Canada Limited
  November Lubricants for Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants: Lubricants Optimized for Transritical Carbon Dioxide (R-744) Applications

Improving Lubrication in the HVAC Industry
Edward Hessell, Hatco Division
Chemtura Corporation

Chris Barnes, P.Eng, MBA
Honeywell Solutions
  January A Review of Grease Compatibility Nicolas Samman, Manager, Grease Product Development
  February Canada's Chemical Management Plan Update & Your Role   Joyce K. Berkhoff, Director - Chemicals Group
Cantox Health Sciences International
  March >Tour of Darlington NGS, OPG  
  April The Key to Successful Production Trials for Stamping Compounds: A New Analytical Method for Pretrial Screening with the Twist Compression Test  Gregory Dalton, P.Eng, PhD Candidate, President
TribSys Inc., Sudbury Ontario
2009 - 2010 September Chemical and Nanomechanical Characterization of ZDDP Tribofilms formed on Steel and Aluminum Surfaces  Dr. Mark Nicholls
October Get What You Deserve - Maximizing SR&ED Tax Credits
Mark Parthun, P.Eng. Sr. Manager
Deloitte Toronto SR&ED Practice
November Energy Efficiency - Automobiles Dr. Peter Bursztyn
January Thermogravimetric Analysis of Lubricants Dr. Mark Nicholls, Ph.D.
February > Oil Analysis Automated Diagnosis: The Need for Improved Data Evaluation and Commentary
Michel Murphy, Partner & Vice-President Sales & Marketing
March Innovation Challenges in the Automotive Industry
Michael Dube, Special Advisor - Automotive, Innovation >Automotive Strategy Branch
Ministry of Economic Development & Trade
  May  Elektrionised Vegetable Oils and Lubricity Michel Roegiers
E-ION Additives, Brussels, Belgium