The 13th ICIS Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Speakers The 13th ICIS Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Speakers

2017 Speakers


Chief Executive Officer
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
Chief Technical Officer
Biosynthetic Technologies
Jakob is a founding member of Biosynthetic Technologies and directs all technical efforts as the company’s CTO. His responsibilities include the development and commercialization of new innovative technologies, the engineering and design of the company’s manufacturing facilities, and the management of BT’s research labs. He began his career at Jacobs Engineering where he specialized in process design; he is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the field of Chemical Enginee...more
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Manager – Lube Studies
Solomon Associates
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Vertex Energy
Distinguished Research Associate
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
Richard C. (Rick) Dougherty is a Distinguished Research Associate and Program Coordinator in ExxonMobil’s Product Technology organization. Since taking on this role in 2012, Rick and his team have helped provide marketing and capital project-related technical support to ExxonMobil’s Basestocks business, and is responsible for base stock intellectual property development and maintenance. In addition, Rick also serves as ExxonMobil’s global industry advocate for base stocks...more
Senior Manager EOLCS/DEF/MOM
Kevin Ferrick currently manages API’s Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System, a voluntary licensing program designed to define, certify, and monitor engine oil performance. The Program’s marks, the Service Symbol “donut” and Certification Mark “starburst,” help consumers identify quality engine oils for their gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. Mr. Ferrick also manages API’s Diesel Exhaust Fluid Certification and Motor Oil Matters programs...more
Dr Harry Ernest Henderson received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Windsor in 1977, after which he spent 19 years with Imperial Oil and Exxon in Research, Marketing, Logistics and Technical Services activities in both domestic and international regions.  In 1997, Dr Henderson joined Petro-Canada as Manager for their Group III development, and later was Research Director at Syntroleum Corporation and their Fischer-Tropsch GTL upgrading programs. During his career of 36+ y...more
Vice President, Business Development
  Gerry Jackson began his career with The Pennzoil Company in 1978 as a Salesman for the Penreco division. He later became Branch Manager, Regional Manager and then Director of Sales.Gerry transferred to Houston in 1994 as Director of Base Oil Sales & Marketing for Pennzoil. He managed the paraffinic, naphthenic and specialties business and was involved in the start-up of the Excel ParaLubes facility in Lake Charles, LA.In 2001, Gerry was named as Vice President of Lubric...more
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Vice President
Ricardo Strategic Consulting
Hydroprocessing and Lubes Process Expert
Carlos Lopez has over 35 years of chemical engineering experience in the petroleum refining industry based on his employment with ExxonMobil and Sun Oil Company. His experience includes hydro processing process design, unit commissioning and support, process analysis and optimization, research and development, budgeting, and supervision. Mr. Lopez additionally has plant unit based experience in Lubes and Fuels Hydrocracking, Hydroprocessing, Reforming, Crude, Hydrogen Technology, and Utili...more
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Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Biosynthetic Technologies
Operations Director
Director, Energy
Milind Phadke is a Director of the Energy Practice at Kline & Company. Based in Kline’s India office he is responsible for the company’s syndicated market research reports in the areas of finished lubricants, lubricant basestocks, and lubricant additives. His client base includes all of the global and leading regional energy companies located in North America, Europe and Asia. Milind has more than 15 years of work experience in the petroleum industry in sales, marketing...more
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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...more
Account Manager
Lubrizol Mexico
Director Business Development
Joe Rousmaniere is Director of Business Development for Chemlube International, a base oil trading company with offices in New York, Switzerland, and Singapore and operations worldwide. He has more than 30 years of experience in the base oil business and specializes  in setting up marketing operations for innovative top tier base oil products.
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General Manager
Motiva Base Oils
Base Oil Development
The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO)
Starting off as a Materials Scientist, Norman Sheppard has four decades’ experience in the Extractive and Hydrocarbon processing industries. Now full time leading the 400,000 MTPA Group III Base Oil business of Bahrain Petroleum at Sitra Refinery, he has detailed knowledge in lubrication matters covering all aspects of finished lubricants from formulating to retailing, base oils manufacturing and marketing, and additives development and sales; with well-known companies BP, Lubrizol, ...more
Vice President,Lubricant Technology
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Marine Product Line Manager
Chevron Oronite
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