(ST. LOUIS, Feb. 5, 2018) – Given his stellar leadership guiding product innovations, implementing operating efficiencies, and other accomplishments, Jim Carroll has assumed the newly-created position of executive vice president of operations, company officials announced today.
With Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants for 20 years, Carroll previously served as the vice president of technical services. In his new role, Carroll will continue to oversee the company’s product innovation initiatives, internal and external lab services, quality-control, and field support to the company’s 500 sales associates, while also expanding his supervisory responsibilities to include internal and external materials management and logistics, and production as well as manufacturing engineering for the production plant.
“Oils and lubricants must meet the rigorous demands of the fuel-efficient and cleaner-burning engines now powering the heavy equipment used in construction, agriculture, and trucking,” said Jay Schaeffer Shields, president of Schaeffer. “Thanks to the ongoing product innovations emerging from Jim Carroll’s lab right here in St. Louis, our oils and lubricants continue to stay a step ahead of the competition and consistently meet or exceed the durability standards set by engine manufacturers.”
Founded in 1839, Schaeffer is the oldest company in St. Louis and the oldest lubricant company in the United States. “To survive in this business for nearly 180-years, we’ve had to constantly re-invent ourselves,” said Shields. “Today’s engines—whether diesel or conventional—are smaller and more compact, which means the oils and lubricants they require must tolerate higher temperatures.”
Under Carroll’s leadership, Schaeffer meets these competitive challenges by formulating advanced additive systems, viscosity modifier technologies, and other elements to keep the company at the forefront of this competitive industry segment. Ultimately, the advances help Schaeffer extend the lives of our customers’ engines and equipment, Shields added.
Prior to joining Schaeffer, Carroll worked at National Steel/Granite City Division in operations technology and as a process manager.
Carroll is a retired colonel in the United States Army and a highly-decorated combat veteran. He served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Military decorations and awards include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (2 awards), Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), and Combat Action Badge.
About Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants
Founded in 1839, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants is a sixth-generation, family-owned company that delivers the right solution to every lubrication challenge. Schaeffer’s products provide strong equipment durability and fuel economy benefits, allowing customers to maximize their equipment’s efficiency and return on investment.