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Lubrication Specialities Inc. CEO Chris Gabrelcik to Retire

Lubrication Specialties (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret® high performance lubricants and additives, announces the retirement of company founder and CEO Chris Gabrelcik. Effective at the end of June, Gabrelcik will continue to own and oversee the management of Microwave Renewable Technologies (MRT) in Mount Gilead.  Gabrelcik began Lubrication Specialties in 1997 with a focus on providing lubrication

Lubrication Specialities Hires Bud Prenatt as Director of Marketing

Lubrication Specialties (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret™, the fastest growing performance lubricant brand in the USA, announces the addition of Bud Prenatt to the company’s marketing team. Prenatt, a highly experienced product marketing leader in the heavy-duty transportation industry, joined LSI in February 2023.  Formerly the product marketing manager for a Ohio based company

Lubrication Specialities Adds to its Marketing Team

Lubrication Specialties (LSI) has announced the addition of Ben Haws as its new digital marketing manager and Chris Lane as Hot Shot’s Secret’s new field marketing representative. Haws will develop strategies to build brand loyalty from new and returning users for multiple markets. He will also work to increase educational opportunities for the HSS dealer network

Josh Steinmetz Named Hot Shot’s Secret Brand Manager

Lubrication Specialties (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret, has announced the promotion of Josh Steinmetz to Hot Shot’s Secret Brand Manager. Since Steinmetz’s employment in 2019, he has quickly risen in assigned responsibilities working first as digital marketing manager before being promoted to e-commerce and digital marketing manager. In his capacity as brand manager for the

LSI Promotes Julie Blankenship to Chemical Business Development Manager 

Lubrication Specialties Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Julie Blankenship to LSI Chemical Business Development Manager.

Lubrication Specialities Inc. Announces 25th Anniversary

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) has announced the company’s 25th anniversary. The company owned by CEO Chris Gabrelcik began modestly as a home-based business in 1997.  Gabrelcik, who holds certifications as a Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) and Oil Management Analyst (OMA), initially developed lubrication solutions for major industrial clients. The company’s mission was to solve real world industry

Lubrication Specialities Inc. Hires James Palasota as COO

Lubrication Specialties Inc. has announced the addition of James Palasota as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.  Palasota has an extraordinary record of developing startups into global brands, conceptualizing strategic direction and developing the internal processes to ensure integration at all levels of operations, nationally and internationally. As vice president of sales and marketing for Sottera, Inc.

LSI Promotes Kyle Fischer to Director of Branding & Promotions

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) President Brett Tennar has announced the immediate promotion of Kyle Fischer to Director of Branding & Promotions. Fischer joined LSI in 2017 as Director of Marketing followed by a promotion in 2019 to Director of Sales. He has quickly risen through the ranks taking on increased responsibility and senior leadership roles to

Lubrication Specialties Hand Sanitizer Now Available

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret performance oils and additives and other specialty lubrication products, recently announced the production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer at their Mt Gilead, OH manufacturing facility to assist with preventative care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, LSI began offering 4 oz. bottles of Hot Shot’s Secret hand sanitizer for free

Lubrication Specialties Names Nikki Stoughton Director of Marketing

LSI President Brett Tennar recently announced the appointment of Nikki Stoughton as the company’s new director of marketing.

Lubrication Specialties Inc. Promotes Brett Tennar to President

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) has promoted Brett Tennar, LSI’s former plant manager and vp of operations to president, effective immediately. The announcement was made recently by LSI’s founder and CEO Chris Gabrelcik.

Lubrication Specialties’ President Wins Smart Business Innovation Award

Smart Business Magazine recently hosted the Columbus Smart 50 Awards presented by Hylant to honor the top 50 executives leading organizations in Central Ohio. Chris Gabrelcik, founder and president of Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) was named this year as one of the smartest 50 executives in the region.