Join us in celebrating STLE’s 75th Anniversary

Dear Industry Professional,

On March 3, 1944, a lubricant executive named Walter D. Hodson and a group of his peers incorporated the American Society of Lubrication Engineers in Chicago. Forty-three years later, the organization they created would rename itself the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.

On behalf of all STLE members, I’d like to salute our founding fathers on this milestone anniversary. The seed they planted grew into a technical organization that has led the lubricants industry for seven decades and advanced the careers of thousands of members. STLE’s standing in the lubricants industry is so strong that simply being a member confers instant credibility upon an individual and his or her organization.

STLE is celebrating its diamond anniversary with a series of events that start this month, carry through to the 2019 STLE Annual Meeting in Nashville and culminate at the 2020 STLE Annual Meeting in Chicago, the society’s birthplace.  All STLE individual and corporate members will have an opportunity to participate in the celebrations.

If you are an STLE member, our board thanks you for your support. We pledge to continue creating services that advance your technical education and develop your professional skills.

If you are not an STLE member, I invite you to join our community in 2019. You’ll soon learn why members say STLE is big enough to make a difference but small enough to be personal.

Happy 75th STLE Anniversary!


Greg Croce
2018-2019 STLE President
Chevron Lubricants

P.S. There simply is no substitute for the face-to-face networking that occurs at STLE events. I can tell you from personal experience that STLE helps forge the kinds of friendships and professional relationships that can last a lifetime.
Support STLE's Drive 75 and Your Local STEM Program
STLE’s 75th Anniversary is being observed in many ways throughout the year, culminating in a festive celebration at the 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Chicago next May.

Your company can help honor and support the industry’s premier technical association by becoming a Drive 75 Sponsor and reaping a series of exposure benefits—the most unique of which aligns your company with the local STEM program of its choice!

For more information, click here.  To discuss pricing and eligibility, contact Tracy VanEe at 630-922-3459 or at

Articles from March TLT

STLE honors its 75th Birthday with a year of celebration
by David Scheetz

What has STLE lasted 75 years? How does being a STLE member help in your job and career?
by STLE Readers

As time goes by
by Evan Zabawski


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