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Publishers Letter


David McFalls excellent column this month is his last as automotive editor. David has piloted and written our Automotive Department every month for 12 solid years -more than 140 columns in all. These automotive columns, together with his sometimes provocative and always informative feature stories, form a body of work that has added significant, positive, long-term value to the lubricants industry. I believe Davids passionate commitment to integrity and his willingness to shine a bright journalistic light on every topic have made this industry a better place.

Davids ?rst column, in volume 1, issue 1of LubesnGreases (April 1995) asked, Where is engine oil licensing headed? He has dedicated the past dozen years to answering that, and so many other important questions: What do OEMs want? Why do performance upgrades cost so much? How to protect setting the standards we all rely on? And in this months issue, whats different about how Europe creates engine oils?

While hes stepping down from his monthly column, Im happy to report that David will continue to contribute feature stories; in fact, he has two in the pipeline right now.

Thank you, David, for the lasting legacy of your writing.

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