Northern California Section Meeting
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12-2 p.m.
Title: Global Trends in Group V Base Oils
Presenters: Suresh Swaminathan and Aaron Huguet, CRODA
The global demand for synthetic base stocks continues to grow as the demand for high performance lubricants grows. Group V base oils, such as esters and polyalkylene glycols, have enabled lubricant formulators to achieve the demanding requirements of equipment manufacturers. In this presentation, we will discuss technology trends in the global Group V market as well as the benefits of formulating with these materials.
Suresh Swaminathan has been with Croda for 9 years and has been a member of Croda Lubricants for the past 4 years. He is currently the U.S. Sales Manager for Croda Lubricants. He presented at the STLE Annual Meeting in 2011 and 2012 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Aaron Huguet has been with Croda for 5 years and has been a member of Croda Lubricants for the past 3 years. He is currently the West/Southwest Key Account Manager for Croda Lubricants and Polymer Additives. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and resides in Houston, TX.
Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto
1919 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:00-2:00 p.m. Presentation (no charge, but RSVP to reserve a seat)
2:00-2:30 p.m. Questions/Discussion
Fees: $30.00 per person (Member and Non-Member)
Please RSVP with menu selection by October 21st to reserve a seat. Send RSVPs to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
REVISED NEW POLICY: We are trying out a new arrangement to expedite our lunch meeting. Please see the menu below and come prepared to order your lunch. Spenger’s will take your order when you are seated. We will be able to eat earlier and finish lunch in time for the presentation.