Dr. Raj Shah, Director at Koehler Instrument company, New York was honored by NLGI India chapter with its first ever, Long service award at its 20th Annual meeting held in Amritsar, India recently. The NLGI India chapter which is headquartered at the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, R & D Centre, in Faridabad, has over the last 20 years grown by leaps and bounds and currently represents the best of Indian Lubricant and grease industry.
Dr. Shah was presented the award by Mr. Chandavarkar, CEO of Standard greases and current president of NLGI India, along with the traditional shawl of honor, for his strong support and involvement in the NLGI India chapter over the last 2 decades. In his acceptance speech after Dr. Shah, sincerely thanked the board of directors of the NLGI India chapter for this singular honour, and he went on to say , ” In NLGI India, I have witnessed unique passion- not merely shared but perpetuated with zeal and commitment by the able group of volunteers and leaders present here who have my unflinching admiration and gratitude and to this commendable team that has galvanized this organization, I would like to dedicate this award ” .
Dr. Raj Shah, is a Fellow of NLGI, STLE and the Energy institute and an Eagle award recipient from ASTM International. A previous recipient also of the ASTM Award of Excellence thrice in his career so far, Dr. Shah was recently conferred the distinguished alumni award from the Indian Institute of Chemical technology (ICT). A Chartered Scientist, he recently stepped down after serving for over 15 years with NLGI board of directors, but is still currently involved in working closely with several Universities and is on the industrial advisory board at: The Department of Chemical Engineering at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, The School of Engineering, Design, Technology and Professional programs (SEDTAPP) at Pennsylvania State University, and the Samuel Ginn College of engineering, Tribology and lubrication science minor at the University of Auburn.