Dr. Aubrey Burrows
Over 25 years of experience in the lubricant additives industry with Afton Chemical and Infineum. Recognized expert on lubricants for engine, driveline, industrial and off-road applications with in-depth knowledge of the global lubricants market. PhD in Chemistry from University of Cambridge.
Johan Backas has 25 years of experience in the marine industry. He has worked closely with ship owners in all stages of the vessel lifetime from ship design to repair. He has a long history with Wärtsilä where he headed Wärtsilä’s Customer Service in Norway and held global positions in procurement. Previously he was CEO for a software company and a ship repair yard. Johan is currently CEO for an investment company that develops very early stage startups.
Per Jacobsson has experience from the Oil Marketing Industry since 1995. Per started working in Kenya for Kenol Kobil a listed company on the Nairobi Stock Exchange. Enjoying approximately 20% market share, with Retail and Commercial/industrial sales as well as Aviation and exports.
R David Whitby
David Whitby is Chief Executive of Pathmaster Marketing Ltd, a business development consultancy for the international downstream oil, gas and energy industries, founded in 1992. Pathmaster Marketing has advised clients globally on business strategy, market development and technology commercialisation.
Mr Martyn Mann has spent over 40 years in the lubricant industry, mainly specialising in all technical aspects of design, formulation and customer service. More recently, using nanotechnology chemistry, he has been responsible for three innovation awards in lubrication reduced friction and improved durability associated with improved lubricant design.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Scherge
More than 20 years of experience in tribology. Director of the Fraunhofer-KIT MikroTribologie Centrum and senior positions at IAVF AG. Diploma and PhD in Materials Science and postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.
Prof. Kenneth Holmberg
Principal scientist and research professor in tribology, condition monitoring and operational reliability at the VTT-institute. Life-long engagement in studying friction and lubrication in mechanical systems including combustion engines. Multiple international scientific awards and honours, awarded e.g. with the highly distinguished Tribology Trust Gold Medal Award in 2017. Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.