|Here we go again, except the independents lead the way.
Yep, it looks like another round of price increases are
hitting the streets. Except this time the increases
are being lead by the independent lubricant
manufacturers. Go figure..the first to move include
Warren Unilube, Inc., Cam2, and ALS.
|ExxonMobil's Marketer Meeting is "Upbeat!"
According to a number of marketers who attended
ExxonMobil’s recent marketers meeting, it was
upbeat. ExxonMobil reportedly communicated a
positive message about its interest in seeing more
business on its marketer’s paper, and not just any
business, but the higher margin business that can be
enjoyed by selling ExxonMobil’s high efficiency motor
oil (HEMO) line.
|Shake, Rattle and Roll at Warren?
Word on the street has it that there have been a
number of personnel changes at Warren Unilube.
Jack Wier reportedly left the organization and is now
with Smitty’s The plant manager from Warren’s
Illinois facility was reportedly promoted. In addition,
there is unofficial word that a sales rep from the
Midwest market has been cut loose along with three
or four others from other parts of the organization.
Understanding that Warren’s business has been good
over the past year, it’s hard to tell what these
changes mean. Best guess though is that it reflects
a company making the changes necessary for a
company in transition from mid-size to large to align
its management team for more growth.
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