Welcome Message from the Chair

2015/2016 Chair’s Welcome Message  


On behalf of the STLE Toronto Section executive committee, I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone as we begin the 2015-2016 term. As summer winds down and we gear up for yet another year of technical education and networking here at the Toronto section, I am excited to share some of the events we have lined-up.

One of the highlights of the coming year will be our Education Course slated to be held in early 2016. This year’s theme deals with advances in various lubricant formulations and how important these are in contributing to overall profitability. Newcomers to the lubricant industry and long-time associates alike are sure to benefit tremendously.

In addition to our Education Course we have secured some of the industry’s most recognized figures to speak to us on a variety of lubrication and tribology-related topics. Most of our monthly talks will continue to be dinner meetings, with the exception of November where we will have a special afternoon triple feature following lunch at the Old Mill. Stay tuned as we announce those speakers in our upcoming newsletters. Also keep an eye out for details on the plant tour we have planned for next Spring as well as our Annual Golf Tournament to be held next June!

This year we are also pleased to announce the appointment of a brand new executive committee role. In addition to the Vice-Chair role, Brett Lubbock of Petro-Canada Lubricants has accepted the role of Social Media Chair which means current and prospective members now have the chance to connect with us on such social media platforms as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter! I would also like to welcome Andrew Sit of OPG as our new Outreach Chair along with Brian Zander of Lubrizol who will act as Membership Co-Chair. And a huge thank you in advance to all the other executive committee members for volunteering their time and for all the hard work I am confident they will put in for the upcoming term.

Finally, we eagerly look forward to building on the success of student involvement in the previous year, particularly at Ryerson University as well as UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology). We have a mandate to significantly boost student and overall membership this year by continuing to provide value to all our members.


I look forward to seeing many of you at one, some or better yet ALL of our upcoming events. I am truly honoured to have been selected by the committee to Chair the Toronto Section this year and am eagerly looking forward to serve in this capacity.


Solongo Wilson, CLS