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Asia-Pacific F&L Person and Product of The Year Announced for F+L Week 2017

Infineum CEO Trevor Russell and Chevron Oronite to be honored for their achievements at inaugural F&L Awards

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — F+L Week is delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 F&L Awards. The presentation of “Asia-Pacific F&L Person of the Year”, and “Product Development of the Year” are key highlights of the upcoming F+L Week, to be held 7-10 March, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore.

Trevor Russell (left) and Barbara Smith (right), on behalf of Chevron Oronite, to receive awards at F+L Week 2017.
Trevor Russell (left) and Barbara Smith (right), on behalf of Chevron Oronite, to receive awards at F+L Week 2017.


Trevor Russell, Chief Executive Officer of Infineum, has been selected as the inaugural “Asia-Pacific F&L Person of the Year”. The award recognizes an individual’s outstanding contribution to the Fuels & Lubricants industry in the region. Mr. Russell was chosen, from an illustrious list of nominees, by F+L Week’s independent Conference Advisory Board to acknowledge his leadership role in expanding manufacturing and supply capability for petroleum additives in the Asia-Pacific region.

“Trevor has over 35 years’ experience in the additives industry and is the mastermind behind Infineum’s growth strategy in the Asian region,” says Vicky Villena-Denton, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of F&L Asia, the major industry publisher that hosts the popular industry conference dedicated to base oils, lubricants, petroleum additives and transport fuels. “I couldn’t think of a worthier recipient of this outstanding award.”

The other big winner at the 2017 F&L Awards is Chevron Oronite. Their product, OLOA® 55516, has been chosen as the “Product Development of the Year”. This category recognizes innovation in the Fuels & Lubricants industry, encompassing significant improvements to products and related processes, that render a product more efficient and with improved ecological use.

Receiving the award on behalf of Chevron Oronite is Barbara Smith, Vice President, Products and Technology for Chevron Oronite.

OLOA® 55516 was selected due to its noteworthy dexos 1™: 2015 approval by General Motors (GM). Chevron Oronite is the first company to develop additive chemistry and formulative technology meeting the new requirements for next generation GM engines.

“Achieving this specification is an important development that impacts GM vehicles globally as well as in the Asia-Pacific region,” says Dr. Selda Gunsel, a member of the F+L Week Conference Advisory Board, General Manager of Products & Quality in Shell’s Global Lubricants Supply Chain, and recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering in the U.S.A, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

Winners will be formally recognized during a ceremony at the F+L Week Appreciation Dinner, to be held on March 9, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Dr. Gunsel will present the awards. The recipients will also be showcased in Fuels + Lubes Online and featured in Fuels & Lubes International magazine.


F+L Week is the premier event for the Fuels, Lubricants, Base Oils and Additives industries in Asia-Pacific. F+L Week is the convergence of the annual Fuels & Lubes Asia Conference and the Asia-Pacific Base Oil Conference and is the flagship knowledge-sharing forum in the region. The 2017 conference theme, entitled “Charting The Course,” is focused on providing guidance to attendees to help “navigate future fuel and lubricant industry trends.” Significant change is imminent in the complex fuel and lubricant market. Prominent industry thought leaders and delegates will explore global fuel and lubricant developments, regulatory hurdles, industry standards and other business-critical issues impacting the market landscape.

The event, organised by Hong Kong-based F&L Asia Ltd., the industry’s leading publisher in the region, is the industry’s must-attend annual event in Asia. F+L Week is the only annual conference in Asia-Pacific with a high level of commercial, i.e., non-academic, technical content on the subject of transport fuels, lubricants, base oils and additives.

Registrations for the conference are now open. To register or to get more information visit


F&L Asia Ltd. has been providing world-class fuel and lubricant industry news and events since 1995. The publication company provides media services to some of the biggest names in the industry and each year produces F+L Week, the industry conference and exhibition premier event.

Unparalleled thought leadership, stringent content quality standards and uncompromising journalism (gathering facts directly from the frontline, including from its permanent bases at the heart of the strategic Asian region) are some of F&L Asia’s core strengths and the reason why it retains an unchallenged “first with the latest” position.

Directed by industry veteran journalist, Vicky Villena-Denton, F&L Asia has a diverse portfolio of unique and powerful lead-generation tools which allow advertisers and sponsors to increase their regional, as well as global, brand awareness, and establish, promote and nurture their fluid industry connections within this tight-knit community.


Vicky Villena-Denton
F&L Asia Ltd.
22/F., 3 Lockhart Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Phone (Hong Kong): +852 3183 4143
Fax: +852 5442 0714

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Source: F&L Asia Ltd.

Written by asiafreshnews

March 2, 2017 at 12:19 pm

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