Jerry Byers was the President of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) from 2012 to 2013, and has been active in this organization for over 35 years. He retired from Milacron’s Cimcool Industrial Fluids Division after 42 years with the company. His last position there was as Manager of Research and Development, and is a Milacron Fellow. He received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Ball State University, and a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati. He is a Certified Metalworking Fluid Specialist (CMFS) and an STLE Fellow.

Jerry has served on the Board of Directors of STLE, as an associate editor for Tribology Transactions, as a member of the STLE Metalworking Fluids Education and Training Subcommittee, and as an instructor in the Metalworking Fluids education courses for many years. He held several offices in the Cincinnati section of STLE, including Chairman and Treasurer.

Jerry holds a patent for a heavy duty chlorine-free metalworking fluid, has spoken at conferences world-wide, authored many journal articles, featured speaker at international symposia, and was contributing editor for three books: Metalworking Fluids (Marcel Dekker, 1994), and Metalworking Fluids, Second Edition (Taylor & Francis, 2006) – which was translated into Chinese – and Metalworking Fluids, Third Edition (Taylor & Francis, 2017).

He is married to Barbara A. Byers and they live in The Villages, Florida. Together they have a daughter, Laura, and two grandsons.

MS Chemistry from University of Cincinnati
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Retired Manager of Research & Development for Cimcool Industrial Fluids (metalworking)