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Universal Lubricants

October 29, 2013 06:00 ET

Universal Lubricants Names Murray VP of Environmental Services

Industry Veteran Will Play Key Role in Company's Closed Loop Process

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2013) - Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced the promotion of environmental industry veteran Ned Murray to vice president of environmental services.

Murray now is responsible for the company's environmental and industrial services division, including, used oil and filter collection, vacuum services, industrial cleaning, environmental project management, hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal and transportation, drum removal, and wastewater collection and treatment.

Murray's knowledge of environmental services is grounded in 30 years of experience working with Safety-Kleen in field services, project management and business development, as well Clean Harbors, Perma-Fix Environmental Services and MHF Logistical Solutions. He was a vice president with Shamrock Environmental Corporation prior to joining Universal Lubricants in April 2012 as director of sales for the company's Industrial Division. In January 2013, he also became general manager of Universal Lubricants' expanding South Division. Murray is the company's primary representative in NORA, an association of responsible recyclers.

"Ned is an innovative leader who has worked in every aspect of the environmental services industry from Superfund cleanups to the Gulf oil spill and industrial waste removal," said CEO Jan Horsfall. "He knows this business inside and out, and is a strong advocate for our closed loop process."

Universal Lubricants' 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.

"Our closed loop process can continue on -- using the very same oil -- for as long as America uses oil," Murray said. "It requires that each of our divisions -- used oil collection, re-refining, blending and servicing -- work together seamlessly to recover and reuse virtually everything the company touches. Compliance and safety are top priorities for our employees and customers. My team's job is to service our customer's environmental services needs, while ensuring we follow the law, maintain compliance with all environmental regulations and keep our employees safe."

A leader in environmental stewardship, Universal Lubricants operates a state-of-the-art re-refinery in Wichita. The company is building on its momentum to expand geographically while staying true to its history of long-term, productive customer relationships.

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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 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

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