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New Chairman of VLS Harald Oosting

The Verification of Lubricant Specifications (UK) Ltd is delighted to welcome new Chairman Harald Oosting, succeeding Jacquie Berryman who stepped down in April.

Currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Olyslager, Harald has been involved in the lubricants industry for over twenty years, on the Board of VLS since 2018, and is also currently Vice-President and Director of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association, a role he has had held since 2017.

Harald has been Managing Director and before this Sales & Marketing Manager at Olyslager prior to his current appointment. Previously Harald Oosting was AM Motorfactors at Shell and Sales Manager at Alcar Benelux.

Harald is a strong advocate for VLS and the work it does as an independent trade body to allow all lubricant companies to compete in an open and level playing field in a way that benefits the end user by assuring the performance claims made on lubricant products are valid and reliable.

‘VLS provides certainty and consistency in the treatment of lubricant performance claims of finished lubricants being placed on the open market in the United Kingdom. With my background in Olyslager, I can optimise the value that VLS brings to the lubricant sector in the UK through the use of reliable data to aid better decision-making in the handling of cases under investigation, and support the move to a more rigorous process of investigation of companies making claims against market standards and OEM specifications.’

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