WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2013) - Michael B. Maloney II, Universal Lubricants® director of government accounts and strategic sales, has been appointed to the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) board of directors, the company announced today.
Maloney's appointment makes him the third generation in his family to serve on ILMA's governing board. His father, Mike Maloney, served as president from 1995-96 and his great grandfather, C.V. Maloney, was president from 1958-60.
"It's always wonderful to have young executives become active in the organization," said ILMA Executive Director Celeste Powers. "We're excited to have Michael join our board this year, and appreciate the energy and fresh voice he brings to our leadership."
Maloney has been involved in ILMA and active in the industry for more than 10 years. He began his Universal Lubricants career as a part-time employee during his high school years and joined the company as a lubricant sales representative shortly after receiving a degree in Business Administration from Wichita State University. Prior to his current position, which involves selling multiple product lines produced at Universal Lubricants' state-of-the-art re-refinery in Wichita, Kansas, Maloney served as a heavy duty sales representative, technical services manager and regional sales manager for the company's Central Region. He also worked at Morgan Stanley while in college.
Established in 1948, ILMA is a trusted source of education and information on global market issues. It provides advocacy, networking and collaboration for lubricant manufacturers, marketers and suppliers, and is the industry's principal voice before Congress and federal regulatory agencies.
Building on a tradition of innovation that began in 1929, Universal Lubricants has evolved from a trusted lubricant producer and distributor to a fully integrated, closed loop leader in renewable energy solutions. The company's closed loop process is a self-contained, self-sufficient system for collecting used oil, then re-refining, blending, servicing and distributing it as clean, high performance lubricants.
"ILMA has been a strong voice for independent manufacturers like Universal Lubricants for decades and I am honored join its distinguished board," Maloney said. "Environmental stewardship is a key ILMA mission and I look forward to sharing best practices of the Universal Lubricants' closed loop system with fellow board members and peers in the industry."
About Universal Lubricants®
Founded in 1929, Universal Lubricants is a driving force in used oil collection, base oil refining and distribution. Through its closed loop process, the company collects, re-refines, blends and re-distributes its own engine oils and lubricants - never losing guardianship within the chain - to ensure that every quart is of the highest quality for optimal performance. Universal Lubricants operates 36 facilities nationally, including one of the world's most technologically advanced re-refineries in Wichita, Kansas. A leader in research and development, Universal Lubricants is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company and employs more than 430 workers. For more information visit www.universallubes.com.