02 March 2020

Simon Moizan, Senior Research Engineer and Industry Liaison for Infineum France SNC, has won the inaugural ICIS Rising Star 2020 Award at the 24th ICIS World Base Oils and Lubricants Conference.

The award recognises the industry’s most promising, exciting rising star, who has demonstrated exceptional commitment, ability and drive while working in base oils and finished lubricants industry.

Award sponsor ABN Resource emphasised that the award is to recognise a new generation of contributors with the hope of attracting new talent to address the growing skills shortage in our industry.

On accepting the award Simon said:

This award means a lot to me. I will use this recognition to continue to encourage young talent to join our industry. At a time of changing consumer and employee expectation, communication about the value of our industry is more important than ever.

A selection of nominees was chosen from well-respected companies in our industry, across a variety of disciplines.  After careful consideration Simon was chosen, specifically recognising his contributions to current industry practices as well as his extensive work in developing the next generation of engineers, through internal mentoring and an intern programme with the French Institute of Petroleum School.

Richard Durrant, Global Engineering Advisor commented:

This award is fantastic recognition of the significant contribution made by Simon who is a great role model and an ambassador for Infineum and our industry.

Simon’s contribution to the automotive industry is an important example of Infineum’s commitment to technology leadership. Collaboration across the industry is a key enabler for developing innovative chemistry that delivers value for our customers.

Chris Locke, Executive Vice President added:

This prestigious award recognises Simon’s huge contribution to Infineum and to the industry. He is widely respected, and this award externally recognises his demonstration of technology leadership through his industrial liaison and engineering activities.

For more information on the ICIS Rising Star award announcement click here.

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