Aviation Lubricants Global Chief Engineer
Ed Barnes has 20 years of lubricants experience with ExxonMobil, almost all in aviation lubricant sales. He has served as an aviation lubricants global field engineer since 2011, providing technical support and training for ExxonMobil’s sales force, their aviation lubricant distributors and global customers.
Barnes received his Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering from California State University’s Maritime College. He worked as an engineering officer aboard commercial ships before joining ExxonMobil. He also has been a Federal Aviation Administration-licensed private pilot since 1985 and has had an interest in aviation since childhood.
Ed Barnes articles and interviews
Lubrication considerations for grounded aircraft
As the coronavirus pandemic has temporarily reduced the demand for air travel, Barnes shares lubrication best practices to help keep grounded aircraft in near ready-to-fly condition.Read more
Corrosion: The never-ending battle
Aviation Maintenance Magazine, March 2019Read more
In an article exploring how aircraft manufacturers, operators and MROs fight corrosion, Barnes explains how ExxonMobil’s airframe greases and engine oils can help.
How to identify and reduce water contamination in jet oils
MRO-Network.com, Nov. 16, 2018Read more
Barnes provides insight into how airline personnel can effectively reduce a jet oil’s exposure to water and shares strategies that can help identify contamination.
Commercial aviation lubricationTribology & Lubrication Technology, July 2018Read more
This article is based on a webinar that Barnes presented on the history of turbine engine lubricants, jet engine lubricant chemistries, the approval process for commercial aviation lubricants, performance expectations and more.
How to enhance generator performance
Aircraft Maintenance Technology, March 2018Read more
Barnes talks about the top reasons for unplanned generator reliability issues and how high-performance capability turbine oil can help airlines overcome maintenance challenges.
Global Grease Product Technical Advisor
Gary Dudley has 23 years of experience with ExxonMobil, all of it within the area of lubricants technology. He has held technical leadership roles in synthetic base stocks, aviation turbine oils, industrial lubricants and greases. Since 2014, he has served as the Global Grease Technical Advisor, providing technical support to ExxonMobil’s customers and strategic guidance to our internal technical grease programs and grease product offerings.
Dudley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from The College of Wooster. He then received his Ph.D. in chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University in 1996. He was a recipient of the 2016 Thomas A. Edison Patent Award, R&D Council of New Jersey for his work on synthetic base stocks and has been in interested in chemistry since his early childhood.
Gary Dudley articles and interviews
Aviation Pros grease series, part 1: Understanding grease shelf life and storage best practices
Aviation Pros, Sept. 20, 2018Read more
In part one of Aviation Pros’ grease series, Dudley answers questions on grease shelf life and storage best practices.
Aviation Pros grease series, part 2: The relationship between compatibility and conversion effectiveness
Aviation Pros, Oct. 15, 2018Read more
In part two of Aviation Pros’ grease series, Dudley answers questions on how technicians can identify compatible greases and shares insights for conducting grease conversions.
Aviation Pros grease series, part 3: How to assess grease color and odor
Aviation Pros, Dec. 4, 2018Read more
In the third and final part of Aviation Pros’ grease series, Dudley answers questions on evaluating grease color and odor and how this may or may not indicate the status of grease condition.
How to maximize maintenance efficiency through proper grease selection
Aviation Pros, May 18, 2017Read more
Dudley explains how a multipurpose grease can deliver outstanding protection against wear and rust and extend the life of bearings and components.
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