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Michigan W&M to Speak at PQIA Summit

Robert DeRubeis, Michigan W&M, Joins Other Distinguished Speakers at the PQIA Summit

August 14, 2017

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Robert DeRubeis
Program Manager Weights and Measures Unit, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development 

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that Robert DeRubeis, Program Manager, Weights and Measures Unit, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development will speak at the 2017 PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit in Cleveland, OH on September 14, 2017.

DeRubeis will address the State of Michigan’s efforts to protect consumers from off-spec/non-compliant motor oils and transmission fluids. In addition, he will participate in a panel discussion focused on what is being done and what more can be done to assure the quality and integrity of lubricants in the market.

Other Speakers at the Summit

About the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit

September 13 – 14, Cleveland, OH

A Must-Attend Event for Business Owners and Executives, Sales Representatives and Others in the Lubricant Supply Chain from Manufacturers and Distributors to Buyers and Consumers.

It’s About the Quality Issues and Concerns that Matter to You. Join us to Learn About the Issues and to Let Your Voices be Heard!

The PQIA room block at the InterContinental is filling quickly. The hotel will extend rooms at the PQIA Special rate of $149 per night, but subject to availability after Wednesday, August 16, 2017. CLICK TO BOOK ROOM
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
3:00PM – 6:00PM
Pre-Registration Badge Pick-up, On-site Registration**
3:00PM – 6:00PM
Lubrizol Learning Center Experience and Tours of Lubrizol’s Facility

The learning center experience provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about lubricant additive technology and visually experience mechanical systems that require lubrication, among others.Click For More
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Reception/Networking
Sponsored by: Infineum
Location: InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland

The event kicks-off with pre-Summit evening reception to help get attendees in a quality state of mind and to network with others in the business.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
7:00AM – 8:00AM
Morning Networking – Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by: TBA
8:30AM – 9:00AM
On-Site Registration***
9:00AM – 9:15AM
Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15AM – 10:00AM
The Issues, the Actions, and the Future of Lubricant Quality

Presented by Thomas F. Glenn, President, Petroleum Quality Institute of America
10:00AM – 10:45AM
The Growing Importance of High Quality Motor Oils for Passenger Vehicles

Presented by Martin Birze, Regional Business Manager – Passenger Car Motor Oils, Lubrizol
10:45AM -11:00AM
Break
11:00AM -11:45AM
Automatic Transmission Fluids – Serving an Ever Complex Aftermarket

Presented by Ian Macpherson, Marketing Director ATF & Industrial, North America, Afton Chemical
11:45AM – 12:30PM
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Secrets of Selling Value Over Price in the Lubricants Business

Presented by Maura Schreier-Fleming, Principal of best@selling Click for More
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Lunch
Sponsored by: Lubrizol
1:30PM – 2:15PM
Tractor Hydraulic Fluid

Presented by Ron Hayes, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of Weights, Measures and Consumer Protection
2:15PM – 3:00PM
API CK-4 and API FA-4 Heavy-Duty Motor Oils: Enabling the Next Generation of Low GHG Diesel Engines

Presented by Shawn D. Whitacre, Staff Engineer, Engine Oil Technology, Chevron Lubricants
3:00PM – 3:15PM
Break
3:15PM – 3:45PM
Motor Oil and Transmission Fluid Compliance

Presented by Robert DeRubeis, Program Manager Weights and Measures Unit, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
3:45PM – 4:40PM
Panel Discussion – Taking it to the Streets to Address Quality Issues. What is being done and what more can be done to assure the quality and integrity of lubricants in the market.

Panelist includes PQIA, Ron Hayes (Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of Weights, Measures and Consumer Protection), Robert DeRubeis, Program Manager Weights and Measures Unit, Michigan Dept. Ag and Rural Development, Others TBA…
Moderator: TBA
4:40PM – 5:00PM
Conference Closing
*Program is subject to change. Please check back for updates.
**On-site registration will be located InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland, 8800 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH
*** On-site registration will be located The Lubrizol Corporation, 29400 Lakeland Blvd, Wickliffe, OH

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