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JobbersWorld Reaches Out to Over 10,000 Professionals in the Lubricants Business



JobbersWorld Archives


August 31,  2012



Phillips 66 Lubricants Engineer Awarded Esteemed Certification
Barry Mandelbaum Receives CLGS® Certification from the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI)

Phillips 66 Lubricants, one of the largest finished lubricants suppliers in North America, announced that Lubrication Engineer Barry Mandelbaum, a member of Phillips 66 Lubricants for nearly 30 years, has received CLGS® Certification. This prestigious recognition, which qualifies Mandelbaum as a certified "grease expert," is awarded by the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) and sets the standard in lubrication knowledge, credibility and expertise. Only 59 people have received this respected acknowledgement worldwide.  


"It's an honor to receive this prominent certification, and I'm pleased to represent Phillips 66 Lubricants among this group of industry experts," said Mandelbaum. "Phillips 66 Lubricants has always valued being an industry leader in multiple ways, and keeping its technical staff on the cutting edge is something I've come to expect during my tenure here. Now I'm proud to be able to offer our customers an elevated level of expertise in the field of grease."


Mandelbaum, based in St. Louis, Mo., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with honors from the University of Kansas. Since joining Conoco in 1983, he has garnered 29 years of experience in lubricating oil and grease manufacturing, quality control, field testing, oil analysis, application engineering and failure analysis.


In his newest role as a certified grease expert, Mandelbaum will help educate customers, consumers and fellow employees, while further promoting advancements in lubricant uses and applications. This rare certification expands Phillips 66 Lubricants' commitment to providing the highest level of excellence and expertise to its customers and the lubrication industry.   

Barry's views about the most challenging lubrication issues buyers face today, how the industry changed over the past 30 years, and how he sees the future of the lubricant engineer changing in the next 10 to 15 years will be highlighted in the next issue of JobbersWorld.

Twinco Merges With DYK Automotive
Minneapolis-based private equity firm ShoreView Industries agreed to merge portfolio company Twinco Romax LLC, a manufacturer of automotive aftermarket parts and chemicals, with DYK Automotive LLC.   


Twinco Romax LLC and DYK Automotive, LLC, the parent company of AP Auto and Keltner Enterprises, have announced a definitive merger agreement. The merger, which combines two of the strongest organizations in the industry, creates a new national automotive aftermarket distribution and manufacturing company with a commitment to maintain its strong regional presence.

The various operating divisions that are part of the new organization will continue to serve their respective customers and channels with no significant changes.   


Don Youngblood, currently CEO of DYK Automotive, will become chairman of the company with a focus on strategic initiatives and opportunities for the company.  Dan Ribnick, currently CEO of Twinco Romax, will become the CEO of the company and will responsible for the combined entity's operations.  The company's new executive team has over 200 years of combined experience in the industry and the expertise to create a national leader in the distribution and manufacturing of retail automotive aftermarket products.

The company will stock over 400 brands across seven manufacturing and distribution facilities with almost 800,000 square feet of space.  The distribution centers will service customers in 50 states as well a large international business.

In commenting on the merger, Youngblood said, "The combined entity will continue to operate the companies much as they are today.  The addition of Twinco Romax's manufacturing capabilities and the addition of significant product lines will greatly enhance our ability to provide greater value and broader choice to our customers."

Ribnick noted that the national footprint gives the new company seven locations and the largest fleet of tractor trailer delivery trucks in the business.  "The merger makes a lot of sense," says Ribnick.  "Both of these companies have experienced tremendous growth over the past few years.  We expect continued growth by adding additional product lines, locations and channels over the coming years."




Amber Resources, a leading petroleum distributor in Southern California is seeking experienced and talented lubricant sales representatives to join our team.  Successful candidates must be skilled in industrial or passenger car market segments and be able to aggressively grow sales in the market.  Commission + car allowance, fuel card and cell phone.  


Please email resumes to [email protected] or fax to Kerry Cashman at (562) 628-9798.







IT Software Support Associate


RelaDyne, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, is a leading supplier of comprehensive equipment reliability products and value added services. Our long heritage in the Automotive, Commercial and Industrial markets brings more than 225 years of combined expertise. We improve the reliability of our customer's equipment and have built our business around being a reliable business partner.


Position: Software support associate to provide general IT support for the company's user community and install ERP software as required.


Qualifications: Must demonstrate proficiency and/or experience & abilities in: Sage software 4.X; report creation using Crystal, SQL, Excel, Sage MAS Intelligence; Lubricants & Fuel distribution industry experience; solid understanding of business accounting and finance. Travel as required for ERP implementations (10% - 50%).


The ideal candidate will provide excellent customer service, demonstrate a consistent positive attitude, possess excellent interpersonal & problem-solving skills, manage to deadlines & changing priorities, work well under pressure, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

For additional information and/or to apply for the role, submit resume, references and salary requirements to: [email protected].







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