From January 28th to 30th, 2013, Dr. Alessandro Paccagnini (Mecoil Lab Manager) attended a CLS (Certified Lubrication Specialist) preparation class in Germany. CLS is the highest level of certification in the field of lubrication, created by STLE, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.

The class was organized by OilDoc and LTC, and held by Mr. Ray Thibault, a world-renowned lubrication expert and a formerly Mecoil consultant for the implementation of the MLT-1 classes that we have organized since 2008.

The teachers’ knowledge and expertise made ​​the lessons dense of important insights and technical details, which are going to be very important for the development of expertise of Mecoil’s personnel.

After three days of full immersion in the world of tribology, Dr. Paccagnini has taken and passed the exam organized by STLE, becoming the first and only certified CLS in Italy.


Alessandro Paccagnini with the teachers: Ken Kizer & Ray Thibault, and the class colleagues: Graham Calder (Gulf Marine, UK), Zoltan Kecskés (MOL-LUB, H), Wojciech Majka (Ecol, PL).
The first Certified Lubrication Specialist in Italy is from Mecoil