STLE Metalworking Fluid Management Program

The event hosted 35 members from across the US. With a small setting attendees had a chance to work in small groups on case studies with the instructors. A big thank you to the STLE Lower Ohio River valley section for hosting a special dinner on Tuesday night.

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STLE’s exclusive Metalworking Fluid Management Program is a two and a half-day education program that offers a solid overview of metalworking fluid management and is tailored to provide industry professionals with a comprehensive look at the latest techniques and practices that are sure to improve their metalworking fluid operation.

Topics generally covered in the program include:

  • Metalworking fluid and their effect on metalworking operations
  • Metalworking fluid chemistry
  • Metalworking health, safety and microbiology
  • Metalworking fluid management - test methods, data interpretation and failure mechanisms
  • About the instructors
    John Burke recently retired from Quaker Houghton. He received his engineering degree from the University of Dayton in 1971. He has over 50 years of experience in the metalworking industry. He has 10 U.S. patents many international patents. He is the author of two chapters in the Third Edition of the book Metalworking Fluids. John has been an instructor for the STLE Metalworking Fluid Education Course for the past 26 years. He is a Certified Metalworking Fluid Specialist. John is an associate editor for the STLE Journal Tribology Transactions. He received the P. M. Ku Award from STLE in 2006 and has been a Fellow in STLE since 2011. In 2015 he received the John A. Bellanti Award for dedicated service from the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association. John received Governors awards in Ohio and Tennessee for waste minimization projects. John received an award from then President George Bush at the White House in 1991 for advances in waste minimization. 

    Neil Canter
    received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1983 and his BS in Chemistry from Brown University in 1978. He has been working in the metalworking fluid industry for over 30 years. Neil previously worked for Stepan Company and Mayco. Presently, Neil runs his own consulting company called Chemical Solutions. He specializes in commercial development, marketing, product development and regulatory support for the metalworking fluid industry. Neil is a member of the American Chemical Society, SAE and STLE. He is currently a contributing editor responsible for writing the monthly Tech Beat column in STLE's TLT magazine. 

    Fred Passman is an ASTM Fellow, STLE Fellow and Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist with 50 years’ experience in environmental-industrial microbiology.  Dr. Passman is a member of numerous professional societies.  Dr. Passman has twice received STLE’s Wilbur Deutsch Memorial Award for writing excellence.  He has more than 40 publications to his name.  Dr. Passman is President of Biodeterioration Control Associates, Inc.