Phillips 66 Lubricants, one of the largest finished lubricants suppliers in North America, has announced that Lubrication Engineer Barry Mandelbaum, a member of Phillips 66 Lubricants for nearly 30 years, has received CLGS certification. This prestigious recognition, which qualifies Mandelbaum as a certified “grease expert,” is awarded by the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI), and sets the standard in lubrication knowledge, credibility and expertise. Only 59 people have received this respected acknowledgement worldwide.

“It’s an honor to receive this prominent certification, and I’m pleased to represent Phillips 66 Lubricants among this group of industry experts,” says Mandelbaum. “Phillips 66 Lubricants has always valued being an industry leader in multiple ways, and keeping its technical staff on the cutting edge is something I’ve come to expect during my tenure here. Now I’m proud to be able to offer our customers an elevated level of expertise in the field of grease.”

Mandelbaum, based in St. Louis, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering with honors from the University of Kansas. Since joining Conoco in 1983, he has garnered 29 years of experience in lubricating oil and grease manufacturing, quality control, field testing, oil analysis, application engineering and failure analysis.

In his newest role as a certified grease expert, Mandelbaum will help educate customers, consumers and fellow employees, while further promoting advancements in lubricant uses and applications.