VLS welcomes new Chair

VLS welcomes new Chair

The Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) has welcomed Jacquie Berryman as its new Chair.

Jacquie takes over from Mike Bewsey, who has become President of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA).

Currently Industry Liaison Advisor at Infineum, Jacquie has been involved in VLS since 2015 as a member of the Supervisory Board. She is also the Past President of the Additives Technical Committee (ATC) and has over 20 years of experience in the lubricants industry.

Jacquie is described as a strong advocate for VLS and the work it does as an independent trade body to allow all lubricant companies to compete on service, value and product quality while assuring the claims made on lubricant products are valid and reliable.

In her time as Chair, Jacquie is keen to support the lubricants industry through the transition to alternative fuels, the implementation of Euro 7 and future ACEA changes, as well as maintain VLS’s track record in managing non-compliance.

She said: “VLS has an important role to play in helping lubricant manufacturers and marketers to navigate a complex and changing market. We must also continue to support and educate end users by upholding industry standards, ensuring that retail consumers are protected and that workshops can fit products with confidence, whatever type of vehicle or engine they are working with.

“VLS has already received a record number of cases this year, demonstrating the impact of complexity in a changing market. Our role to ensure products are brought into compliance and can deliver what they claim is more important than ever.”

VLS Company Secretary, David Wright, added: “It has been a pleasure to work with Mike for the past eight years, and we would like to thank him for his support for VLS. We look forward to working with Jacquie and continuing VLS’s work to ensure consumer confidence and trust in the UK lubricants industry.”

For more information, visit www.ukla-vls.org.uk.

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