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Expert in Lubricating Oil, Formulations of Aerosol Lubes and Lube Oil Chemical Additives. Re-refining UEO.

Expert ID: 731595 Canada

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This expert has around 32 years of proven knowledge and expertise in lube oil and chemical additive component formulations and production, formulation of aerosols lubes, brake fluids, synthetic engine oils and various industrial, refrigerating, and transformer oils. Also in production of lithium soap greases, and in designing, building and operating lube oil plants.

As a former Senior Lubrication Engineer with various Lube Oil companies he has been acknowledged as the company expert and technical troubleshooter and cost trimmer in all aspects of the formulation and processing of various types of lube oils and greases.

Expert is thoroughly knowledgeable of the selection, qualification, and processing of different base oils and chemical additives raw materials as well as the production of the lubes itself. He has established various standards operating procedures, quality control procedures, and contributed to setting Kuwait government quality control standards and procedures.

He has worldwide experience with the production of re-refined base oils (spent lubricants) by utilizing various spent lube oil re-refining technologies. He has worked on the evaluation and start-up of various sized plants in many countries.

He is very experienced with the production of various types of aerosol lubes (rust removing compounds), engine aerosol cleaners and de-greasers, carburetor and fuel injector's aerosol cleaners, as well as fully approved brake fluids (DOT 3 and DOT 4).

Through his career, he has designed and produced lube oil chemical additives packages for gasoline and diesel engines, transmission oils, two cycle engines, marine engines, gear oils and cutting water based oils. These chemical additives were produced from various additives components, all economically blended in full homogeneity, and thus used in the lube oil final formulations. Has created various special car care products and services which me with customer satisfaction (ie: all in one lube for use while travelling across the hot desert).

Expert has become fully experienced with the selection, qualification, and processing of many different types of base oils (mineral and synthetic types, Gp I, II, III, IV and V), lubricant chemical additive components, fats and perfumes for various lubes and greases.

He has been a leader in establishing proper quality control procedures used in manufacturing process. He has also prepared and issued formula cards, material balances, finished product and raw material specifications, and quality control procedures, all in electronic formats.

Also he is well trained and qualified with the ISO 9002 certification process for lube oil blending and packaging plants, and with preparation of feasibility studies and has been qualified as an internal quality auditor by BvQi, UK.


Expert has formulated and developed chemical additive packages from raw materials and components and has produced it for lube oil production in UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia with great success and excellent production cost.

• Expert successfully developed a thorough program for training of staff and for the production and quality control of lube oils while working for his former employers.
• He submitted full details of "How-To-Formulate and Package" aerosol lube oils to a KSA company which benefits from it till now.
• Expert helped to formulate marine engine and Two Cycle engine oil additive to small oil blender in Kuwait and KSA.
• He offered fuel injector formulations to specialty company in Jeddah, KSA.
• He has extensive experience with projects for lube oil blending and base oil recycling.
• Expert conducted several feasibility studies all related to lube oil projects, lube oil chemical additive blending units and specialty car care items and aerosols.
• Expert in designing modern lube oil blending and packaging plant.
• Expert requested to assist in selecting chemical additive components imported from China and to design a well balanced additive packages for engine oils
• Lube oil expert for consulting on formulation of various aerosol lube oils.
• Expert in lube manufacturing for consulting on various lube oil production issues..
• Provided proven and economical aerosol lubes formulation and production methods to a KSA company.
• Expert lube oil plant design and evaluation of asset (due diligence study).
• Expert in MPLS grease formulations and production processes.
• Synthetic lubricants expert for consulting on production of synthetic lubes
• Manufacturing expert for consulting on lube oil plant management and quality control.
-Helped in designing and producing chemical additive package for gasoline and diesel engines for UAE lube oil blender. Product is in use till today with great success and excellent cost.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: B.Sc. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
Year: 2002 Degree: Executive Certificate Subject: General Management Institution: Columbia University (accomplished in Dubai, UAE)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2013 Employer: American Logistics Company Title: Technical Manager Department: Lube Oil Responsibilities: Providing technical assistance in Lube Oil plants, offer lube oil formulations, aerosol lubes formulations, feasibility studies, designs, etc
Years: 1990 to 2007 Employer: Khaleej Lube Oil Co, Kuwait Title: General Manager Department: Lube Oil Responsibilities: Plant design and start up. Providing full know-how and technical details of more than 100 lube oil formulas and technical sheets
Years: 1985 to 1990 Employer: Kuwait Lube Oil Co. Title: DGM and Operations Manager Department: Admin Responsibilities: Fully involved in lube oil production, providing lube oil plant management, staff training, and writing technical details.
Years: 1983 to 1985 Employer: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Title: Research Engineer Department: Oils and Chemicals Responsibilities: Providing technical support for setting up electro-mechanical systems for special process of coating urea for the slow release of nitrogen
Years: 1980 to 1982 Employer: Fluid Power Research Center, OK, USA Title: Research Associate Department: Lubricants Responsibilities: Developing testing procedure for High Water Base Oils (cutting oils and fire resistant fluids), using the gamma falex technology. Testing anti-wear properties of engine and gear oils.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1985 to 2002 Agency: Kuwait Standards Authority Role: board member Description: Participated in setting the quality levels of engine lube oils in Kuwait.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to 2013 Country / Region: Kuwait/Saudi Arabia Summary: • Expert successfully developed a thorough program for training of staff and for the production and quality control of lube oils while working for his former employers.
• He submitted full details of "How-To-Formulate and Package" aerosol lube oils to a KSA company which benefits from it till now.
Years: 2006 to 2012 Country / Region: Saudi Arabia/United Arab Emirates Summary: Expert has extensive experience with plant operations in numerous countries worldwide, including startups, new product introductions, and quality control. He has worked with the start-up of lube oil, aerosols, blending chemical additives, and grease manufacturing plants in Kuwait, KSA, India, and UAE, as well as others in Eastern Europe.
Solving technical problems over the phone
Years: 1991 to 1994 Country / Region: U.K. Summary: He conducted a Technical Due Diligence study for base oil plant. Also assisted in designing and setting up a oil drum manufacturing unit. Has helped solving technical issues at one re-refining plant in Spain.
Years: 1996 to 1997 Country / Region: Saudi Arabia Summary: Expert assisted in designing a base oil re-refining plant and provided Know-How on all lube oil technical matters. Has suggested formulations for production of transformer oils.
Years: 1995 to 1998 Country / Region: United Arab Emirates Summary: Expert designed and erected a Brake Fluid blending and packaging plant. Also modified few chemical additive packages used in engine oil formulations.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (S.A.E.), USA, Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers (S.T.L.E.), USA, Institute of Petroleum (I.P.), UK and Kuwait Society of Engineers (Kuwait).
Licenses / Certifications
Had numerous professional business courses and management seminars, personal development programs and subject specific courses (1987-2006)
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published several papers on the re-refining technologies, on the fire resistant industrial oils. Also published a reference handbook on the science and usages of Lube Oils (in English/Arabic).

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
has sorted conflicts between European chemical additive supplier and one lube oil company in Kuwait • Expert assisted in sorting out contaminated base oil shipment for Emiratee company, UAE, imported from Iran.
Training / Seminars
In house Staff Training Seminars (between 1987 - 2011). training staff on lube oil blending and packaging, product design and use. R&M of blending plants.
Marketing Experience
Well experienced to design and erect lube oil blending and packaging plants from grass roots. Well versed with used oil re-refining and recycling processes.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert in cost cutting of expensive lubricants additives. Can assist you in international lube oil market penetration.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Arabic Expert's native language
English Expert's 2nd proficient language

Fields of Expertise

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