STLE Appoints Jack McKenna from Sea-Land Chemical as 2024-2025 STLE President

Park Ridge, Illinois (May 21, 2024) ─ The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) — the technical society serving individuals, companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector — today announced that Jack McKenna, vice president of corporate accounts for Sea-Land Chemical Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, will assume the role of 2024-2025 president for a one-year term beginning May 21, 2024.

McKenna will serve as the society’s principal executive officer and chair of its board of directors. During his one-year term, he will focus on STLE local sections and scholarships.

“Jack’s knowledge and contributions to STLE make him an ideal choice to lead the charge for our technical society,” said Rebecca Lintow, CAE, STLE executive director. “His extensive experience and accomplishments will make a positive impact on STLE and will benefit our members.”

McKenna is a native Chicagoan and graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. He has more than 30 years of experience in the specialty chemical distribution industry. He has served in a number of positions in his 27 years with Sea-Land Chemical Co.

McKenna is the past chair of the STLE Chicago Section (2005), where he has been an active member of the executive committee for more than 20 years. He also served STLE as a board member from 2009-2015 in sections affairs, the audit committee and strategic planning.

Joining him on the STLE executive committee for the 2024-2025 term are Vice President Kevin Delaney (Vanderbilt Chemicals Co.), Secretary Steffen Bots (LUBESERV), Treasurer Dr. William B. Anderson (Afton Chemical Corp.), Immediate Past President Dr. Hong Liang (Texas A&M University) and STLE Executive Director Rebecca Lintow.

“STLE is such a diverse community, and my plan is to engage with all parts in the coming year and learn what we can do to make our shared experience even better,” said McKenna. “My hope is to reinvigorate local section activities and increase knowledge about and participation in the Scholarship and Investments for the Future Fund (SIFF).”

About the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE)

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is the premier technical society serving the needs of over 15,000 individuals and 200 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. STLE members are employed by the world’s leading corporations, academic institutions and governmental agencies dealing with science and technology. STLE supports these distinguished technical experts with various professional education and certification programs. STLE is a professional technical society providing robust resources in technical research, education and professional development delivered through programming, courses, events and periodicals on topics most important to you: safety, energy usage, maintenance, natural resources, wear and productivity.

Tribological advancements can improve productivity, profitability, sustainability and safety across several industries, including manufacturing, metalworking, transportation and power energy. Membership is available to those interested in staying current with the latest technologies, advancing their careers and making new professional connections worldwide. STLE membership is a low-cost investment with high professional rewards. For more information or to join today, visit

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