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Steve Haffner
SGH Consulting LLC

Steve Haffner began his career with EXXON Chemical Company in 1977 as a project/field engineer for the Basic Chemicals and Paramins divisions. He later became an operations leader for their blending, shipping and customer service plants in Bayonne and Bayway New Jersey.

Steve transferred to the marketing technical service group in Linden New Jersey Houston in 1992 where he did product development and technical support for many small and large lubricant marketers over the next six years. During this period Steve was also involved in industry efforts to develop new Passenger car and Heavy duty engine oils specifications. This included efforts to support and develop new engine tests for various API categories.

In 1999, Steve joined Infineum as part of the joint venture between the Paramins division of Exxon Chemical Company and Shell Chemical company. He became the North American Product Manager for passenger car engine oils and viscosity modifiers and eventually heavy duty engine oils. In 2007 Steve became the North American Market manager for all engine oil lubricants, the position he held until he retired from Infineum at the end of 1Q/2017. During these marketing assignments, Steve continued to support all of Infineum’s customers and OEM needs in NA and around the globe. He also supported Infineum Trends and was a routine contributor to Infineum Insight magazine and Compoundings Magazine for ILMA. Since leaving Infineum, Steve launched SGH Consulting LLC to provide a broad range of consulting services. He has significant expertise concerning base oil, engine oil formulation and marketing, strategic planning as well as new product development and supply chain management for both North American and global products. He also continues to be involved with various trade association including API, ASTM and SAE.

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