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  • MAY

    • STLE Annual Meeting
    • May 20-24, 2018
    • Minneapolis, MN
    • Event
    • Ted_Selby_-_Full_Color.max-240x240.jpgJoin us in honoring Ted Selby, our company founder and global trail-blazer in oil testing.  

      Ted will be honored with STLE's highest technical honor, the International Award during the 2018 Annual STLE Meeting.

      Attending & Exhibiting, BOOTH # 117


    • Savant Group Announces New VP of Technical Development
    • Midland, MI
    • News
    • Today the Savant Group announced the addition of John Bucci as the Vice President of John Bucci.JPGTechnical Development.  The Savant Group is comprised of four independent ISO 9001-certified corporations working collaboratively in the lubricant industry for the technical advancement of oils, lubricants and related materials and their application.  Mr. Bucci will be responsible for setting strategic direction in the development and enhancement of existing technology, new product development, process development and portfolio management.   He brings over 30 years of experience and knowledge in process R&D,  chemical manufacturing and mechanical processing.

      Prior to joining the Savant Group, Mr. Bucci was a process engineering manager for over 15 of his 30 years with Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, Hemlock, MI.  He held a series of leadership roles in manufacturing and process engineering, identifying opportunities and facilitating initiatives to expand capacity, improve product quality and customer satisfaction as well as guiding intellectual property strategy and decision-making.  His previous accomplishments showcase his exceptional ability to
      work across business functions and major technology platforms to achieve key business objectives.  “John has a proven track record in the development and integration of new technologies on a large scale, developing and sustaining high performing teams and achieving strategic goals,” said Rebecca Cox, President of the Savant Group.   “John brings a unique and astute perspective as we continue our commitment to providing our customers with advanced insight, quality products, services, and solutions.”

      “The Savant Group has a strategic and innovative vision for the companies, and I’m delighted to step into this role and be a part of their continued growth,” said John Bucci.  

      Mr. Bucci has a Master of Science in Solid State Science & Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.


    • Savant Labs Announce Expansion of Customer Support Team
    • Midland, MI
    • News
    • Sheli Porter 120x167.jpgAs Savant Labs continue to grow, so has the customer demand for experienced technical talent from the lubrication industry. To meet this demand, a new role has been created and Sheli Porter has been added as the Technical Service Representative to the Customer Support Team.

       An emphasis will be placed on building the customer experience providing test slate recommendations, data analysis, troubleshooting and recommendations to solve customers’ challenges.  She will also author technical articles for future On the Horizon newsletters.

       This position also encompasses the customer technical support role for the Institute of Materials, which is the publisher of the world's largest independent compilation of engine oil test data.

       Prior to joining the Savant Labs, Sheli worked at Lubrizol-CPI Fluid Engineering in Midland, Michigan in a series of roles from laboratory technician to research chemist.  Sheli brings over 13 years of industry laboratory experience as well as 5 years of experience in research and development of lubricant formulations and design of experiments. 

       “Our goal is to continue to build the strongest customer support team in the industry and provide the customer experience to deliver on expectations and build everlasting relationships,” says Norm Kanar, Marketing and Sales Manager.  “Sheli’s experience in the lubricant industry, technical background and passion for helping customers will be a great asset in meeting our goal to be a customer driven organization.”

       Sheli holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI.