SAE 2016 International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting

October 24-26, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Lord Baltimore Hotel

Rob Shama

Rob Shama Rob Shama
Afton Chemical Corporation

Rob Shama is President of Afton Chemical Corporation, a leading provider of petroleum additives that help reduce emissions, improve fuel economy, extend equipment life, improve operator satisfaction and lower the total cost of vehicle and equipment operation.

Rob has over 33 years of chemical industry experience, including 23 years with Afton. Prior to taking on the role of President he ran Afton's North American business from 2001 to 2010. In 2010, Rob was promoted to the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, North America where he led Afton's global marketing initiatives while running the North American region. Rob has had extensive experience in sales, marketing, manufacturing and product innovation. Before starting at Afton, Rob worked for two other major chemical companies, ICI and Nalco Chemical Company. Rob is a native of Canada and has lived in the USA for the past 18 years. He graduated in 1983 with a degree in Mining Engineering from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. Rob is married with three teenage children.

The fuels and lubricant industry is continually changing shape due to varying factors such as car production, miles driven, consumer confidence, industrial production, and new engine technologies. The presentation will discuss Afton's perspectives on major factors influencing both the fuels and lubricants industry and other trends and insights on the automotive, commercial and industrial segments our customers participate in.



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