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Technical Consultant - Lubricants
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Cathy Novak joins Palmer Holland as a Lubricant & Metalworking Technical Service Specialist and brings over 30 years of experience as a metalworking fluids formulator. Most recently Cathy was the Technical Sales Manager at Lanxess/Rhein Chemie for six years. Prior to that she owned FormCut Engineered Fluids for 10 years before selling to Eastern Oil where she would become the Technical Director for 13 years. Cathy is a past president of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) as well as a former member of its board of directors. She is also a current member and past chair of the ILMA Metalworking committee and SHERA committee. Cathy lives in Sterling Heights, MI with her husband, Tom, of more than 50 years. Outside of work she enjoys family activities with the grandchildren, travel, cooking, and gardening.