Universal Lubricants Hires Senior Industry Executive Ron Brazell

May 04, 2011, 13:41 ET from Universal Lubricants

WICHITA, Kan., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants – America's only true closed loop oil recycling company, today announced that Ron Brazell has joined the company as Vice President of Compliance, Human Resources, and Legal Affairs.  Brazell will spearhead the environmental, health, and safety efforts of Universal Lubricants and will report directly to John Wesley, Chief Executive Officer.

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"With both his breadth and depth of industry knowledge and experience, Ron's appointment not only testifies to Universal Lubricants' resolve to identify and acquire exemplary talent to guide our continued growth, but also is a testament to the company's dedication and commitment to safeguarding the environment and ensuring our workers' health and safety," said Mr. Wesley.

Prior to joining Universal Lubricants, Brazell spent nine years with Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. in Plano, Texas and Columbia, South Carolina.  Brazell previously was a partner in several private law firms and has an extensive background in compliance, litigation, regulatory, risk management, employment/labor and business law areas and in conducting and leading investigations.  He also served as an adjunct professor of government at Del Mar College and as General Counsel of several PPOs in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Brazell holds a Bachelors of Arts degree cum laude from the University of South Carolina where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the South Carolina Bar, the Federal Bar for the Eastern District of Texas, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

About Universal Lubricants

Universal Lubricants is one of America's oldest, most trusted used oil collection, re-refining and new oil distribution leaders. The company operates 28 facilities in 14 states and operates one of the world's most technologically advanced re-refineries in Wichita, Kansas. Utilizing a tightly controlled closed-loop process, Universal Lubricants collects used motor oil from across the country, processes it through their advanced refinery, and then blends the re-refined oil into high quality API certified motor oils and lubricants that meet SAE requirements and current OEM specifications. To ensure performance and reliability, the company's finished products go through rigorous lab testing and are real world proven for the most demanding driving environments. Universal Lubricants employs 380 American workers and is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company. For more information, please visit www.universallubes.com or www.ecoultraoil.com.

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