WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2013) - Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced the appointment of utility services veteran Thomas Fredrickson as the company's new vice president of human resources.
A member of Universal Lubricants' executive team, Fredrickson is an experienced executive who has serviced thousands of employees in nearly 20 years as a senior human resources leader. As Universal Lubricants grows and adapts to the rapidly changing commodities and industrial services marketplace, Frederickson will implement best practices in employee engagement and change management. He will be responsible for leading the company's strategic human resources planning, risk management, employee training and development, and compensation design.
He most recently served as director of human resources and risk management for Consolidated Utility Services in Omaha, Neb., where he counseled company executives and the board of directors on all aspects of human capital administration. Prior to joining Consolidated Utility Services, Frederickson served as human resources director at Roberts Dairy Company in Omaha, where he implemented pay for performance and sales incentive programs that drove results in efficiencies and profitability, and at West Central Development Corporation in Harlan, Iowa.
"Universal Lubricants is establishing itself as the best renewable resources company in America," said CEO Jan Horsfall. "Tom's expertise in change management, employee training and all aspects of human capital administration will be instrumental in helping us maximize productivity, efficiency and operational quality."
Already a leader in engine oils, lubricants and industrial services, Universal Lubricants has focused on economic and environmental stewardship by perfecting an infinitely repeatable closed loop process that turns used motor oil into a renewable resource. It 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.
"With the strength of our 400-plus dedicated employees, Universal Lubricants can impact how our world lubricates transportation," said Frederickson. "The landscape is changing rapidly and we must do more than simply adapt. I look forward to helping the company leverage our employee base, enhance our efficiencies, and integrate our assets to pave the way for success."
Frederickson is a graduate of Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska where he received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology.
For more information about Universal Lubricants' products, services and its closed loop process, please visit www.universallubes.com
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.