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



JobbersWorld Archives


September  5,  2012



Long-time Lubricants Leader Announces Retirement

After three decades, Anwer Hussain, senior vice president, Lubricants at CHS, will retire effective Nov. 1, 2012.


"Anwer has made lasting contributions to CHS throughout his career, including leading a very profitable and successful business within Energy and building it through acquisitions and core growth," says Jay Debertin, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Energy and Foods. "His commitment to quality has strengthened our Cenex® brand lubricants customer loyalty. He has grown our private label business, helping to maximize our manufacturing capability by serving other lubricants companies."  


Anwer joined the organization as a lubricants chemist in 1975 and assumed the role of senior vice president, Lubricants, in 2004.  


In addition to Anwer's remarkable career at CHS, he contributed a great deal to advance the professionalism and integrity of the lubricants industry as past president (2007/08) of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA), and in his current seat on the ILMA Board. 


JobbersWorld wishes Anwer many fine days of rest and relaxation in his retirement and we hope he will always keep that smile. Best wishes!    

The Price Spreads are Speaking
With the price of crude moving up while the price of base oil was trending down and is now flat, it's clear the spread between the two has increased. Traditionally, this means something has got to give. And if history repeats itself, unless the trajectory of crude prices soon changes course, it's likely the spread will compress as a result of increases in base oil prices.  And when and if that happens, it's not long before the price of finished lubes follows.

So keep your eye on the spreads and your inventory.
The Deal is Done! WCP and Metalmark Complete Recapitalization of Maxum Petroleum with Pilot Flying J 

Pilot Flying J, Waud Capital Partners ("WCP"), Metalmark Capital ("Metalmark") and Maxum Petroleum ("Maxum") announced that Pilot Flying J completed its previously announced acquisition of a controlling interest in Maxum for cash and Pilot Flying J's contribution of Western Petroleum into Maxum. Current investors, including WCP, Metalmark and Maxum management, received cash proceeds in the transaction and made a meaningful re-investment in the new venture.    


Maxum is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America, selling and distributing over 1.3 billion gallons of refined petroleum products and serving over 15,000 customers. Maxum's services include a comprehensive offering of fuel and lubricants as well as a wide array of value-added logistics and energy management services to a diverse industrial customer base. Maxum is well positioned to continue to grow by capitalizing on its procurement and logistics expertise, strong refiner relationships, broad distribution platform, enterprise-wide information technology systems, suite of complementary and value-added services and experienced management team. Maxum will continue to operate as an independent stand-alone business under the leadership of CEO Perot Bissell.  


"The management team of Maxum Petroleum is very pleased to have Pilot Flying J as a partner," said Perot Bissell, Maxum's CEO. "Pilot Flying J's investment in our business is a strong validation of the strategy and vision we have been pursuing since 2004. We will continue to provide our customers with high quality and reliable delivery with a strong focus on value added services and solving our customers' unique logistics requirements. We are also delighted to welcome the Western Petroleum team to Maxum. The addition of Western Petroleum's people and network of logistics assets will be a strong addition to our distribution platform. The completion of this transformational transaction reflects the hard work of the Maxum team and the unwavering support we have received from our equity sponsors, including WCP and Metalmark."     


"As one of the founding investors in Maxum in 2004, I have had the pleasure of partnering with Perot and his team, and Metalmark since 2009, to build one of the market leaders in the energy logistics industry. This transaction represents an important milestone for Maxum and we are excited about the future opportunities to create value for our customers, employees and shareholders," said Reeve Waud, Chairman of Maxum and Founding Partner of WCP. He added, "The partnership with Pilot Flying J and Jimmy Haslam, its President and CEO, is an exciting aspect of this transaction and positions Maxum uniquely to capitalize on significant opportunities in its highly fragmented market."   

And the Winner Is...

JobbersWorld snapped this photo during one of its many trips across the US visiting with lubricant marketers.  After seeing this work of old school engineering and art, we wondered; how many Certified Lubrication Specialists, tribologist, and others in the lubricants industry know what type of lubricant was recommended for use in the engine of this beast. So in July 2012, we asked our readers, and as a bonus question, we asked, where on earth was this picture taken?


The winner is Gary Wood, of Dennison Lubricants, who responded by saying "The photo was taken in Alexandria Bay, NY. Nice restaurant, for New York State, but nothing like Boston. Oil? I'd say SA Rated 40 weight summer, 30 or 20 weight SA in the winter." 


 Congrats Gary, you know the business! 




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 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:







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