Puma Lubricants appoints Charles Du Bois as Global Lubricants Technology Manager

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13 March, 2018 – Puma Lubricants, part of Puma Energy, the globally integrated midstream and downstream energy company, has appointed Charles Du Bois as Global Lubricants Technology Manager. Charles will be responsible for the development of the entire line of Puma Energy Lubricant products, which fuel the performance of the world’s largest ships and mining equipment, through to motorbikes, cars and lawnmowers. 

Puma Lubricants is aggressively expanding. It operates across 49 countries and five continents and is rapidly becoming one of the leading lubricant brands. Starting immediately, Charles will manage regional technical and service teams to build on its world-class offer for the Puma Lubricant portfolio. 

Charles will be working closely with customers across a variety of industries to solve their unique operational challenges and help to improve their machines' performance by using the right lubricant, in the correct way. For the consumer market, Charles will help to develop lubricants that reduce wear and enable optimum engine performance for a range of automotives, from high performance sports cars to everyday scooters and off-road vehicles. 

A key part of Charles’ role will focus on continuing to build Puma Lubricants’ wide range of OEM approvals, ensuring the highest quality lubricants for some of the world’s leading automotive, motorcycle and marine manufacturers, including, MAN, Warstilla, VW, BMW and Porsche.

 “I’m excited to be joining a well-established and qualified team that dedicates itself to developing premium and quality lubricants across many industries. But what excites me most is how we deliver value to our customers beyond our core product. For example, our first conversation with our customers is no longer about lubricants; it’s about the biggest challenges they are facing within their business. A machine out of action for two days can lead to millions in lost revenue. By identifying their biggest pain points and applying the right approach to lubrication, as well as the right lubricant, we can help our customers reduce operational costs while ensuring that their machines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” comments Charles Du Bois, Global Lubricants Technology Manager, Puma Lubricants. 

Charles is a qualified mechanical engineer specialising in energy technology and has over 30 years of high performance lubricants and global business development experience. He has worked for Tribol, Castrol and Chemserve. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Charles Du Bois to the Puma Lubricants team. We value his knowledge working on high-tech lubricants solutions for large B2B and B2C customers in sectors including automotive, mining, agriculture, sugar mills, cement and steel. Charles’s attitude to solving customers' wider operational challenges and his extensive experience across different industries will be an invaluable addition to our business,” adds Govert Spit, Global Head of Lubricants, Puma Energy.

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About Puma Lubricants

Puma Energy, is a global integrated midstream and downstream oil company active in 49 countries. Formed in 1997 in Central America, Puma Energy has since expanded its activities worldwide, achieving rapid growth, diversification and product line development. Headquartered in Singapore, it has regional hubs in Johannesburg (South Africa), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Brisbane (Australia) and Tallinn (Estonia).

Puma Lubricants, part of Puma Energy, operates across 49 countries and five continents. Launched in 2014, Puma Lubricants offers high quality and reliable lubricants to suit a variety of B2C and B2B customers. From truckers and miners, to scooter riders and taxi-drivers, Puma’s diverse product portfolio offers market leading performance to optimise engines and reduce wear. Puma Lubricants exceeds automotive and industry specifications, using the latest state-of-the-art molecular technology approved by all major original equipment manufacturers.

For further information about Puma Lubricants, visit: https://pumalubricants.com/africa/en/home/

For further information about Puma Energy, visit: www.pumaenergy.com