STLE’s New Strategic Plan: Creating a Bold Future

The STLE Board of Directors has approved a revised STLE Strategic Plan for 2020-2023. Developing a solid strategic plan for any organization is no easy task, and this process was not much different. In the end, though, I am proud of the work that our Board members put into this, and I think we have a fantastic document to guide us on our journey for the next three years.

The 2020-2023 STLE Strategic Plan is laid out with the following key areas: Purpose, Mission, Vision, Domains (four)Key Goals, Objectives, Strategies and finally Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track our progress. You can read the details and download a digital copy of the 2020-2023 STLE Strategic Plan summary.

One dramatically different aspect of the plan is the STLE Vision, an aspirational statement about the beneficial impact of the work done by STLE members. A pedestrian 31-word statement has been replaced by the phrase “Perfecting Motion.” We believe this perfectly describes an ideal future which STLE members will help create. Whether we are talking about tribology in hip joints or lubrication of all components in the family car, it is generally about perfecting motion.

This statement is indicative of STLE’s bold and progressive stance as we look to the future. I invite you to join me in using this plan to make STLE an even more amazing technical society.

Best wishes for the Holidays and much success in the New Year.


Paul Hetherington
Petro-Canada Lubricants
2020-2021 STLE President