Stratco Attends ELGI’s Welcome Reception

The STRATCO team recently had the privilege of attending the European Lubricating Grease Institute’s (ELGI) Welcome Reception held in Madrid, Spain. This event gathered industry professionals from around the globe (from 32 countries), fostering networking, exchange of knowledge, and showcasing the latest advancements in lubricating grease technology. Our team had a productive time connecting with peers, exploring innovative solutions, and discussing future trends in the industry. For a glimpse into the event and to see the STRATCO team in action, check out some of the photos below. This experience not only underscored STRATCO’s commitment to remaining at the cutting edge of technology but also highlighted our passion for building meaningful, industry-wide connections.

1. Cecilia and Diane meet with Victor Hernandez, owner of La Trainera. To get ready for our STRATCO dinner!

2. Rodaballo, Turbot, my favorite!

3. Iberia ham

4. Almost midnight—an early night in Madrid!

5. Hevia: one of our fav restaurants. Friend for years, Marcelo, from Ecuador.

6. Our fav mercado for fresh meats, produce, and more!

7. Casa Lucio, one of the oldest restaurants in Madrid, with Manager Teo and Waiter Ivan—wonderful men!! Planning our dinners for the next week.

8. Celebrating Joe’s birthday—Senior Project Manager for STRATCO—his first trip to Madrid!

9. La Trainera’s fresh seafood.

10. Cecilia, Joe & wife Maddie, John and Diane ready for STRATCO’s corporate dinner to kick off ELGI’s 34th Annual General Meeting. “Beyond Lithium: ‘Take the bull by the horns’”

11. Clients and leaders in the Grease Industry!

12. ExxonMobil’s Lyndsey and Castrol’s Melissa lead the charge on the newly formed, “Women in Grease”!! Great leaders for the future!

13. Lubrication Engineers (Wichita, Kansas): Otto attends his first ELGI.

14. Brilliant contributors to the world!

15. ELGI’s Chairman Terry Dickens addresses the group about the Industry.

16. STRATCO celebrates Carol Koopman on her retirement. Carol has been with ELGI since their inception! A friend to all of us!

17. Anoop Kumar, Chevron, and President of NLGI. Anoop wears his STRATCO Contactor™ tie from a few years ago!

18. Cecilia Mancero, VP of International Sales, planned a beautiful and delicious dinner celebration at La Trainera! Maitre d Jesus was awesome!

19. ELGI Welcome Reception in Madrid

20. Visiting GALP in Portugal and having dinner a 5 Oceans Restaurant – Great Food and Wine!!

21. Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain