Toronto STLE


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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Reminder there is no speaker in December. Our next one is in January.


Kevan Slater - CLS

KJSlater and Associates Inc.


Title: ISO 55000 - Asset Management


January 14, 2014


Abstract: This presentation will provide a sectional overview of the expected influence that this standard will have on changing a historical bottom up approach to asset management to a top down senior management approach of delivering value to an organization through the utilization of its assets.  Kevan will also discuss ISO 18436  'Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic of Machines' which in Part 4 specifies the requirements for qualification and assessment of personnel who perform machinery condition monitoring and diagnostics using field lubricant analysis.


Editors Comments; ISO 55000 is based on PAS 55 which is a very important tool for physical plant asset management. It is innovative in that it includes condition monitoring measures and performance measurement matrices that include training and failure analysis. It could be very important tool for lubrication and tribology. This talk should be of great interest to equipment operators, maintenance, sales people, educators, insurance companies and formulators because there could be shift away from 'good enough' products. 

It could also force management to provide adequate training and to properly address the causes of component failures. 


Also for labs and service providers are you qualified to ISO 18436 Part 4?



Bibliography: As the founder and past president of Schematic Approach Inc., Kevan has spent the past 25 years as a senior subject matter expert developing, advocating and implementing technical, business and operating strategies for improving the reliability of industrial equipment to numerous companies and industries throughout North America and Asia. His expertise focuses on improving and building maintenance foundations that promote continuous improvement of equipment reliability by ensuring people; technology and processes align in achieving a balanced, reliable, cost effective maintenance programs. 


Leading or performing over 100 reliability assessments to various industries along with instructing public and private courses in fluid power, lubrication management, asset management, and predictive maintenance (PdM) effectiveness, Kevan has become a focused leader in coaching and mentoring maintenance and reliability professionals towards implementing pragmatic reliability business process improvements.

STLE Toronto Section Education Day 



Location: The Old Mill Toronto. Date Wednesday February 19th, 2014.


TITLE: LUBRICATION: The Basics & Beyond.


  1. 08:00  Start  Meeting  for coffee and donuts
  2. 08:15  Opening remarks
  3. 08:30  "Understanding  the Base oils and Synthetic Base oils"   
  4. 09:15  "Additives and how they all work together and some not" 
  5. 10:00   Morning break
  6. 10:15  "Everything you want to know about Gear Oils and Hydraulic Oils but afraid to ask" 
  7. 11:15  "What is a grease and how, where and why does it work" 


Lunch at Noon to 12:45   (45 minutes )


  1. 12:45 "Food Grade Lubricants  and greases"  all the How's and why's      
  2. 1:30  "Engine Oil and Drive Train for Heavy Duty applications"
  3. 2:30   Afternoon break
  4. 2:45   "Conditioning Monitor and Preventative Maintenance"  
  5. 3:40   Further questions and wrap up and diploma's  
  6. Course completed at 4:00 PM    




Before Jan 22, 2014

STLE Member  $375.00  and Non- Member  $475.00


After Jan 22, 2014

STLE Member  $425.00 and Non- Member  $525.00


Student *    $50.00  

*Members laid off and Toronto Section Executive can also pay student fee. The Non-Member registration includes a one year STLE membership with the Toronto Section.


Fees include presentation handouts, lunch and break refreshments.


For more information please contact;

Ted Austin         905 525-7192


Toronto Section Upcoming 2014 Events


January 14th        Speaker - Kevan Slater on ISO/Quality Systems


February 11th      Speaker - TBA


February 19th       All Day Education Course: The Basics and Beyond. See details earlier in Newsletter.


March                  Tour of Kinectrics- The Category Leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification for Generation and T& 


April 8th    Dinner Meeting with Speaker Rob Heverly - STLE President


Other STLE

May 18 - 22   STLE 69th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Disney's Contemporary Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL


STLE 2014 Hotel - Reserve your Room Today at the STLE Discounted Price


STLE has reserved room blocks for our guests attending the STLE 2014 Annual Meeting in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Special Discounts rates have been negotiated at the following hotels.


Two options for housing

1. Disney's Contemporary Hotel - $199 per night (STLE2014 Headquarters Hotel)
2. Upgrade to Disney's Grand Floridian - $229 per night


Both the Disney Contemporary Hotel and the Grand Floridian are directly connected to the monorail.


Reservations for STLE 2014 are now being accepted.
Reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here for more information about the Disney hotels and to make your reservation. Click here for details on the 2014 STLE Annual Meeting.



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



Mauricio 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