UK lube maker Vickers Oils appoints Nick Clague as technical director
UK independent lubricant manufacturer Vickers Oils announced the appointment of Nick Clague as its new technical director. Clague succeeds Chris Wholley, who took over the position of managing director of Vickers Oils earlier this year.
With more than 20 years of experience, Clague has worked on developing industrial additives including, heavy duty diesel additives. He was previously global technical manager for base oils for SK Lubricants.
Clague holds a PhD in detergent additives for use in marine fuels and engine oil applications.
“Nick with his technical competency, understanding of research and development and commitment to quality and improvement is a great addition to the team,” Vickers Oils said in a statement.
Outside of work, Clague has a keen interest in rugby and Formula 1 and enjoys cycling with his son.
Based in Leeds, Vickers Oils started manufacturing textile lubricants in 1828. Vickers Oils expanded into the marine sector in the late 1800s and launched the world’s first biodegradable stern tube oil, HYDROX BIO, in 2002.
With a commitment to ethical practice, the main focus of the company is the continued development of its award-winning environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) range into new and existing markets.