Kumar is new president of National Lubricating Grease Institute
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Kumar is new president of National Lubricating Grease Institute

Anoop Kumar, senior staff scientist (Grease-SME) at Chevron  Corporation’s Richmond Technology Center in California, is the new president of the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI). He succeeds Jim Hunt of Tiarco Chemical.  

NLGI is a not-for-profit trade association, primarily composed of companies who manufacture and market all types of lubricating grease, based in Liberty, Missouri, U.S.A.

Kumar, who has a Ph. D (Chemistry) from India’s Premier IIT Roorkee, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma  (Marketing Management), has more than 30 years’ global experience in product and process development, manufacturing, and applications of lubricating greases and industrial oils.  

He started his career with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), R&D Centre in 1991 as  research officer. He worked at IOCLfor about 17 years in different capacities in the field  of lubricating greases and industrial oils, including as senior research manager, before leaving in 2008.

While at Indian Oil R&D Centre, he  was instrumental in the formation and running of the NLGI India Chapter. From 2008 to 2018, he worked at Royal Manufacturing Co., now Axel Royal LLC, as director for R&D and Business Development. He joined the NLGI Board in 2012, where he served as vice president before ascending as president during last week’s NLGI annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Kumar has 29 worldwide patents on lubricating greases and more than 90 publications, and presentations. He is currently the technical editor of TLT magazine published by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) and chairman of ASTM D02.G0.02 Consistency and Related Rheological Tests.