Dinner Meetings

STLE Members - $45

Non-Members - $55

Students - $20

Retirees, transition members - $25


(Includes meal, refreshments & talk. Subject to change without notice and add $5 if not pre-registered)




Hamilton Section Dinner Meeting;


October 15, 2013

"Vision and Direction of STLE" and "Energy Savings"

by Edward P. Salek,Executive Director of the STLE, and Dr. Robert M. Gresham,Director of Professional Development, STLE  Park Ridge, Ill.

At The Hamilton Scottish Rite, 4 Queen St. South Hamilton, Ontario.

For more details see our website atwww.STLEToronto.com.


Toronto Section Member Companies

As of September 2013 the following companies have members in the 
Toronto Section. Support them if you can.

ALS Tribology
Andicor Specialty Chemicals
ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Atlas Copco
Brascorp North America Ltd
Brenntag Canada Inc.
Brichem Sales Ltd.
Case'N Drum Oil LP
Castrol - Wakefield Canada Inc
Chem-Ecol Ltd.
Chemtura Canada
Dept National Defence
Domtar Inc
Eco Fluid Center Ltd.
Eni Agip R&M
Enrol Inc
Filtramax Inc.
Fluid Life Corp
Forsythe Lubrication Associates Ltd.
Fuchs Lubricants Canada Ltd.
General Cable
Glide Oil Technology Inc.
H.L. Blachford Ltd
Howard Marten Fluid Technologies
Husky Injection Molding
Jan Seyler Consulting Inc.
Kinectrics Inc.
KJ Slater and Associates
L.V. Lomas Limited
Litens Automotive
Lubecon Canada Ltd
Lubesource Inc.
Lubrication Engineers of Canada
Lubricon Industries Canada
Lubrizol Canada
NOCO Energy Corporation
NorthStar Gas
Novelis Global Technology Centre
NTN Bearing Corp of Canada
Ontario Power Generation
Petro Laboratories Inc
Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc.
Petrosave Integ. Services
RR Canada, Inc.
SDT North America
Sentinel Canada
Shell Canada Products
Shiseikan Canada Ltd.
Shrader Canada Ltd
Snider Mechanical
SurfaTec Laser Solutions
Transit Lubricants Ltd
Troy Corporation
Unipex Solutions Canada Inc.
University of Ontario Institute of Tehcnology
W.S. Bradley Enterprises

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Toronto Section Dinner Meeting
The Old Mill
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 
Topic: Wind turbines - a whirlwind tour of structure, operation and lubrication
Presenter: Dr. Inga Kuksis, Product Specialist, Research and Development, Petro-Canada Lubricants
Abstract: Despite technological and construction challenges, the number, size and capacity of wind turbines continues to grow worldwide. Many markets such as off-shore, South America, and Australia have barely been tapped, and most geographies including Canada still have enormous potential for growth. 
This presentation provides an overview of how and where wind turbines work, and the oil that lubricates the most problematic component in the drivetrain assembly - the gearbox. 
Biography: Inga has over 10 years at Petro-Canada, her work has involved the development of new products as well as the technical and quality support for the fluids in the portfolios she has overseen. These have included heat transfer fluids, food grade lubricants, gear and wind turbine fluids, as well as air and natural gas compressor oils.
She received her Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Her BSc. in Chemistry and Human Biology is from the University of Toronto. A member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, she has presented papers at both national and section meetings.
Meeting Times
Registration                 5:00 - 5:30 pm 
Dinner                    5:30 - 6:45 pm
Presentation           6:45 pm

STLE Members & guests - we ask that you please pre-register with Ed Milanczak @ emilan@cogeco.ca.
You are still able to arrive at the door for the talk & dinner but seating cannot be guaranteed. You will be charged an additional $5 for admission. 

Certification Exams


There will be the opportunity to write STLE Certification exams Thursday, November 28, 2013.


05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Sheraton Centre Toronto- Carelton Room 
123 Queen St W, 
Toronto, ON, Canada

CLS, OMA I, OMA II, and CMFS Certification Exams


To get more information regarding STLE Certification Exams, click here 


If required contact Alicia Shearer at 847-825-5536.


*Online Registration closes 2 weeks prior to exam date, on-site may be available on first come, first serve basis, but limited numbers*


The exams are run by STLE so please do not contact the Toronto Section. It is being held in conjuncture with courses being offered by a fee for service provider.


Toronto Section Welcomes New Members


The following members joined the STLE and the Toronto Section this year. Welcome.


Mr. John Walsh

ALS Tribology

Mr. Paul Joseph Brear

Atlas Copco

Mr. Bram Muange


Mr. Guy Labrecque

Fluid Life Corp

Mr. Ahmed Abou Gharam

Litens Automotive

Mr. John Cecchetti

Lubrication Engineers of Canada


For membership info please see https://www.stle.org/join/benefits.aspx


The Benefits of Individual Membership includes full access to the online version of the TLTjournal including archives, access to online Tribology Transactions including full archives and the online version of Tribology Letters. Discounts on meeting registration, education courses, certification tests, and publication purchases are all included.


Toronto Section Tours


Unfortunately we have not been able to get a commitment from the hot mill for the November tour so our contact has suggested that it be cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.


'If you have any suggestions for tours please contact Solongo Wilson, Tours Chair at solongo.wilson@chemtura.com


STLE 2014 Abstract Submission Deadline Extension October 15, 2013


The STLE 2014 Annual Meeting Abstract submission deadline has been extended to end of business day Tuesday, October 15, 2013. The two week extension is being provided in response to the requests from session organizers and contributors seeking more time in order to expand the Orlando technical program with materials from new authors and subject matter.

To submit your abstract for presentation please visit, http://stle2014.abstractcentral.com


After October 15th all papers submitted will be put on a wait list and presenters will be notified if and when they will present their work at the 69th Annual Meeting. This continues a practice used successfully in past years - a high percentage of the wait list papers find spots on the program. Click here to see if a "call for papers" has been issued for your technical area.

For further information about the 2014 Annual Meeting abstract submission process, please contact Merle Hedland at (630)428-3400 or email mhedland@stle.org


Best regards,

Bruce Murgueitio
Digital Marketing Manager 

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers










STLE Toronto Section

Executive List 2013-2014




Phone / Fax/Cell


Greg Forsythe Maderak


Forsythe Lubrication Association

120 Chatham Street

Hamilton, ON  L8P 2B5

P: 905-525-7192

C: 289-808-2267





Past Chair

Lou DiFlavio


Chemtura Canada Co

565 Coronation Drive

West Hill, ON  M1E 2K3

P: 416-724-3588

F: 416-284-4316


Smitty Maderak



Forsythe Lubrication Association

120 Chatham Street

Hamilton, ON  L8P 2B5

P: 905-525-7192

C: 905-730-8758



Ed Milanczak



P: 416 702-3107



Maurizio Galvez


Sea-Land Chemical Canada


P: 289.981.9320


Education Committee



Lorne Brock


Enrol Inc

3-200 Memorial Ave., Suite 281

Orillia, ON L3V 5X6

P; 705 329-3703

Ted Austin


Forsythe Lubrication Association

120 Chatham Street

Hamilton, ON  L8P 2B5

P: 905 525-7192

F: 905 525-7024

Henry Sapiano


Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc

2489  North Sheridan Way

Mississauga, ON  L5K 1A8

P: 905 804-4718

Paul Sampson


Lubrizol Canada, Suite 201,

3700 Steeles Ave West

Vaughan, ON  L4L 8K8

 P: 905 264-4648

 F: 905 264-4654

 C: 647 504-8910


Ken Brown


Eco Fluid Center Ltd.

58 Garnock Avenue

Toronto, ON  M5K 1M2

P: 416 466-3144

F: 416 466-3807


James Szeto


Petro Laboratories

1295 Matheson Blvd East

Mississauga, ON  L4W 1R1

P: 905 361-2388

F: 905 361-2411


Jim Arner


Retired Chevron Lubricants Canada 

P: 647 529-1352


Outreach Programs

Lou DiFlavio


Chemtura Canada Co

565 Coronation Drive

West Hill, ON  M1E 2K3

P: 416-724-3588

F: 416-284-4316


Solongo Wilson


Chemtura Canada Co

565 Coronation Drive

West Hill, ON  M1E 2K3


F: 416-284-4316

Student Affairs

George Staniewski


Ontario Power Generation   889 Brock Road

Pickering, ON  L1W 3J2

P: 905 839-6746 x4278


Beshad Sabah


BP Canada

P: 416-300-0704