Lubrication group appoints president for 2024-25 term

Jack McKenna, an industry veteran from Sea-Land Chemical to lead STLE as president for 2024-25 as part of their focus on the tribology and lubrication community.

By Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) May 22, 2024
Courtesy: STLE

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) — the technical society serving individuals, companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector — today announced that Jack McKenna, vice president of corporate accounts for Sea-Land Chemical Co. in Cleveland, will assume the role of 2024-2025 president for a one-year term beginning May 21, 2024.

McKenna will serve as the society’s principal executive officer and chair of its board of directors. During his one-year term, he will focus on STLE local sections and scholarships.

“Jack’s knowledge and contributions to STLE make him an ideal choice to lead the charge for our technical society,” said Rebecca Lintow, CAE, STLE executive director. “His extensive experience and accomplishments will make a positive impact on STLE and will benefit our members.”

 is a native Chicagoan and graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. He has more than 30 years of experience in the specialty chemical distribution industry. He has served in a number of positions in his 27 years with Sea-Land Chemical Co.

McKenna is the past chair of the STLE Chicago Section (2005), where he has been an active member of the executive committee for more than 20 years. He also served STLE as a board member from 2009-2015 in sections affairs, the audit committee and strategic planning.

Joining him on the STLE executive committee for the 2024-2025 term are Vice President Kevin Delaney (Vanderbilt Chemicals Co.), Secretary Steffen Bots (LUBESERV), Treasurer Dr. William B. Anderson (Afton Chemical Corp.), Immediate Past President Dr. Hong Liang (Texas A&M University) and STLE Executive Director Rebecca Lintow.

“STLE is such a diverse community, and my plan is to engage with all parts in the coming year and learn what we can do to make our shared experience even better,” McKenna said in a press release. “My hope is to reinvigorate local section activities and increase knowledge about and participation in the Scholarship and Investments for the Future Fund (SIFF).”