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February 25, 2013

STLE 2013 Local Section Lube School Schedule

STLE 2013 Local Section Lube School Schedule
• Houston
• Cleveland
• Chicago
• Caribbean
• Philadelphia
• Seattle & Portland

Houston Section - Annual Lube School
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 8:00am – 4:30pm

The STLE Houston Section is offering a one-day education course on March 6, 2013, location TBA. This course is designed for all individuals working in the field of lubrication. By attending this course you will have a chance to gain education credits towards your CLS and network with your peers.

Registration includes: year of membership for non-member registrants, continental breakfast, lunch, professional development hours/continuing education credits, and parking fees.

Track A:
Lubrication Fundamentals
presented by Ray Thibault & Marrianne Duncanson

Track B:
Analytical Ferrography
Presented by Walt Huysman
Varnish Removal Technologies
Presented by Greg Livingstone

Track C:
Wind Turbine Maintenance
Presented By John Cummings
Effective Contaminants Control in Hydraulic and Lubrication Systems
Presented by Tom Cook

Direction of the Industry
Presented by Phil Ames

Instructor Biographies:
Ray Thibault
, CLS, OMA I & II MLT I & II and MLA II & III retired from ExxonMobil with 31 years of service in 2001 to form LTC, a lubrication training & consulting company.  He has done extensive training and consulting worldwide for many of the leading manufacturing and lubricant companies. He is well known for his lubricant certification class such as Certified Lubrication Specialist, Oil Monitoring Analyst I & II and Machinery Lubrication Specialist I & II.As a contributing editor for Lubrication Management & Technology magazine for the past six years, he writes bimonthly articles on lubrication.  He has been the session chairman for Lubricants World held at the International Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance Conferences and is an active speaker at many other conferences such as STLE, Predictive Maintenance, and MARTS. He has worked with local STLE chapters such as Oklahoma, Houston, and Chicago as a presenter at their lube schools.

Marianne Duncanson received a degree in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (affectionately known as Woopie Tech) in Massachusetts. Over 30 years experience in various lubrication related positions for Exxon, and now ExxonMobil. Much of this time was spent on the technical hotline. Currently working as a lubrication engineer supporting industry in the Southeast Texas area. Presented papers on foam and air entrainment, oil/water demulsibility, electric motor greasing and industry best practices at several conferences. Formerly active on STLE OMA committee; served on editorial board of STLE magazine, Tribology and Lubrication Technology. Former Houston Chapter president. Married to a Southwest Airlines pilot. Two grown children.

John Cummins CLS, OMA, is the Director of Research and Training for Hydrotex Lubes Company.  He has taught classes on Lubrication Fundamentals and Bearing and Gear Failures for many years.

Greg Livingstone is Chief Marketing Officer for Fluitec. Greg has over 40 published papers on condition monitoring and contamination control. He has held leadership roles in industry organizations such as past-Chair of ASTM’s Turbine Oil Analysis and Problem Solving Committee, and past-Chair of STLE’s Wind Energy Tribology Technical Committee. He currently provides regular technical content to STLE’s Power Generation Committee in the form of articles and podcasts and is the Lubrication Blogger for Turbomachinery.

Tom Cook, STLE Certified OMA I, CLS, Sales Manager of Southwestern Controls including Fluid Solutions Division, has enjoyed his career in Fluid Power (Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Filtration) since Graduation from University of Missouri, St. Louis. Tom has held positions including Sales Engineer, Key Account Mgr, Branch Manager, National Distributor Manager and Sales Manager at Moehlenpah Engineering, Hydraquip Corporation, PTI Technologies and Southwestern Controls. He has worked in the Americas in key industries including Aerospace, Construction Equipment, Forest Products, Power Generation, Mining, Oil and Gas Exploration and Drilling, Petrochemical Mfg. and Lubricant Blending.

Click here to visit the Houston Section website. For more information, click here to contact the Section Officers.

[Click here] for the Houston Section Lube School Registration Form

Cleveland Section – 2013 Education Seminar
March 8, 2013

STLE Cleveland Section is excited to announce that on March 14, 2013 (8 AM – 4:00 PM) an Industrial Seminar will be offered to any interested parties.  We have the following speakers and topics that will be presented:
Fundamentals of Lubrication
Presented by Dan Holdmeyer

Biocides and Microbiology
Presented by Christy McInnis

Rust Preventatives
Presented by Greg Moran

Grease Basics
Presented by Gareth Fish

Hydraulic Systems Trends
Presented by Parker Hannifin
The cost is $100 for members and $150 for non-members, this includes lunch. The deadline to register is March 8, 2013.  The seminar is taking place at The Lubrizol Corporation located in Wickliffe, OH 44092.

To make reservations, contact Joe Maimone at 216-338-7391 or e-mail jmaimone0799@att.net

Chicago Section - 2013 Lube School
March 20-21, 2013 with optional certification exam sittings on March 22, 2013

Industrial Lubrication and Maintenance

The Chicago Section STLE is offering a two-day education program on March 20th & 21st, 2013 at Ashton Place in Willowbrook, IL (Chicago suburb). This training is designed for industrial lubricant end-users and other individuals and professionals involved in the selection, application and maintenance of industrial lubricants as well as individuals involved in the formulation, technical service and sales of lubricants who would like to learn more about in field applications and the environments associated with these applications. Some the of the topics to be presented will include: Bearings, Gears, Hydraulic Fluids, Trouble-shooting & Predictive Maintenance, We have speakers from ExxonMobil, Akzo Nobel, Rexnord, Rolls Royce and many more world class companies.

To see the full program, click here

Ashton Place
341 75th St.
Willowbrook, IL 60527

Price to attend this two day seminar will be $275 for current STLE members and $345 for non-members.  Breakfast, lunch, breaks and materials for both days is included in the registration. Discounted registration to the Chicago Section monthly Technical Meeting featuring Jerry Byers the STLE President is available for Wednesday 20th March

Questions? Please contact Paul Hartsuch at paulhart@who.net or at (630) 208-8036 or Ted McClure at tmcclure@tribsys.com or at (219) 771-0920.

[Click here] to access the registration form

Caribbean Section – 2013 CBM & Reliability Engineering Conference
April 3-5, 2013

Maintenance Management, Valves & Actuators, Lubrication Engineering, Maintenance & Operation of Turbines, Vibration Analysis and more. Click here to view conference agenda and details

Cara Suites Hotel & Conference Center
SMR Claxton Bay, Trinidad & Tobago

For more details, contact Caribbean Section Officers

Philadelphia Section – 2013 Education Course
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Save the date and join us for a 1/2 day education course (topic and speakers to be announced).

Philadelphia Section - 1/2 Day Education Course
TBA, more information to be posted
Presenters: TBA, more information to be posted
Location: TBA

For more information or to make your reservation please contact Bill Wambaugh at bwambach@comcast.net or Mary Moon at m.moon@fluitec.com, (201) 268-4359.

For more information about the Philadelphia section please visit their website.

Seattle & Portland Section – 2013 Education Day
Friday, April 26, 2013 from 8:00am - 4:00pm

Join the Seattle and Portland Section for this jointly held Education Workshop. More details to be posted shortly.

Portland & Seattle Section: Education Day
Speakers: TBA

Meeting details to be posted. For more information, contact the Seattle section leaders.

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