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Doug Rathbun (State of Illinois) to Speak at PQIA Summit

Doug Rathbun, Bureau Chief for the Illinois Department of Agriculture Bureau of Weights & Measures Joins with the States of Missouri and Michigan to Speak at the PQIA Summit

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that Doug Rathbun will present at the upcoming PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit in Cleveland, Ohio and participate on the panel to discuss what is being done and what more can be done to address non-compliant/off spec lubricants in the market.

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Douglas Rathbun
Bureau Chief, Bureau of Weights and Measures, Illinois Department of Agriculture

Doug Rathbun is the Bureau Chief for the Illinois Department of Agriculture Bureau of Weights & Measures. As the Bureau Chief he oversees the inspection of all weighing and measuring devices in the State. His Bureau performs approximately 141,000 device inspections per year.

Mr. Rathbun also is responsible for the Metrology Laboratory and the motor fuel quality inspection program. Mr. Rathbun is the current Chairman of the Central Weights & Measures Association and serves on the Fuels & Lubrication subcommittee for the National Conference on Weights & Measures.

Doug is a Desert Storm Marine combat veteran. He retired from the state of Kentucky where he worked in the Weights & Measures Program and taught at multiple international safety seminars regarding amusement ride safety. He was President of the Council for Amusement and Recreational Equipment Safety (CARES) for multiple years and Commander for the Springfield Underwater Search and Rescue Team (SUSART). He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwood University and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Kentucky State University.

Thomas Glenn, President of the Petroleum Quality Institute of America says “The States of Illinois, Missouri, and Michigan’s participation in the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit provides an excellent opportunity for lubricant manufacturers, marketers and others to hear about the actions the states are taking to protect consumers from non-compliant motor oil, ATF, and antifreeze. In addition, it gives those in our industry along with lubricant buyers and others an opportunity to dialog with the states about what more can be done to assure the quality and integrity of lubricants in the market, and how we, as an industry, can help to make it happen.”

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.

Panel to discuss what is being done and what more can be done to address non-compliant/off-spec lubricants in the market. 

Panelists include Ron Hayes (Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of Weights, Measures and Consumer Protection), Robert DeRubeis (Program Manager Weights and Measures Unit, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development), Douglas Rathbun (Bureau Chief, Bureau of Weights and Measures, Illinois Department of Agriculture), and Thomas F. Glenn (President, Petroleum Quality Institute of America)

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Ronald Hayes
State of Missouri

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Robert DeRubeis
State of Michigan

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Douglas Rathbun
State of Illinois

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Thomas F. Glenn
PQIA

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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