Arnold L. Shugarman, Ph.D.

Arnold L. Shugarman, Ph.D.

Technical Director

Dr. Shugarman is an industry leading chemist with an extensive background in lubricant product development, product evaluation, client technical support, educational seminars, technical writing and project management.  Arnold spent nineteen years with Unocal, Tosco and the 76 Lubricants brand as a technical executive. During his tenure, Dr. Shugarman was senior research chemist, supervisor for the engine oil and wax group, manager of lubricants technology and became senior scientist for the corporation.

As Manager of Lubricant Technology, he established policies, direction, priorities and goals for a 23-person technology group with a $3 million budget in lubricant research and development and technical support. He has developed dozens of new lubricant products and was responsible for optimizing formulation of nearly 100 products per year; improving lubricant performance while maintaining or reducing manufacturing costs. He received commendation from Caterpillar, Inc. through one of these projects, developing a SAE 60 transmission fluid that saved millions a year in warranty repair costs and the technology continues to be used world-wide. Dr. Shugarman obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with high honors from California State University, Los Angeles, his Ph.D. in Chemistry from California Institute of Technology and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow from Stanford University. Arnold also earned certifications as a Certified Lubrication Specialist (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers) and Industrial Lubrication Engineer.