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Universal Lubricants

December 12, 2013 14:41 ET

Universal Lubricants Names Bud Snodgrass Director of Logistics

Global Operations Veteran to Manage Distribution for Company's 32 U.S. Facilities

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Dec 12, 2013) -  Universal Lubricants®, a recognized leader in environmental services and the manufacturing and distribution of quality proprietary lubricants, today announced the appointment of Bud Snodgrass as the company's new director of logistics.

As Universal Lubricants continues to expand the manufacturing and distribution of its high quality lubricants, including Eco Ultra® Synthetic Blend Motor Oil made from re-refined EcoClear™ base oil, Snodgrass and his team will plan, implement, control and optimize the movement of the company's products between its 32 facilities and customers throughout the U.S.

A global operations veteran, Snodgrass has managed supply chain, logistics and operations for a number of U.S. organizations. He most recently served as managing director of Zesta Golf, directing supply chain, logistics and operations for the global product design and manufacturing company. Prior to that, he served as director of North American operations and supply chain for Elmer's Products in Statesville, NC; vice president of global logistics for The Coleman Company in Wichita, Kan.; with additional operational experience at Trane-Asset Management Services and Koch Industries.

"Bud's management expertise in operations, supply chain and logistics, and his track record of supporting new opportunities and cost improvement initiatives will help us maximize productivity, efficiency and operational quality as we continue to grow," said Universal Lubricants CEO Jan Horsfall.

Universal Lubricants operates one of the world's most technologically advanced re-refineries in Wichita, Kansas and supplies high quality oil and lubricants to customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. It collects more than 40 million gallons of used oil each year from customers across the Midwestern and Southern United States. The company's closed loop process is an infinitely repeatable, sustainable, self-contained system for collecting used oil, then re-refining, blending, servicing and distributing it as clean, purified, high performance lubricants.

"The landscape of the motor oil industry is changing rapidly and Universal Lubricants is doing more than simply adapting," said Snodgrass. "This company is creating an environmental movement that is defining the future of oil. I am excited to be a part of it."

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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 32 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 390 workers. For more information visit

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