Chris Gabrelcik, President
Chris founded Lubrication Specialties, Inc. (LSI) in 1997. He is one of the few people worldwide to hold both the certifications of Lubrication Specialist (CLS) and Oil Management Analysis (OMA). This powerful combination of skills brings a unique perspective to LSI’s product development process, which truly is powered by science.
Under Chris’s leadership, the LSI family of products has grown and Hot Shot’s Secret continues to expand with over 400 dealers and retail locations such as AutoZone, Tractor Supply Company, Rural King, Pilot/Flying J and TA Petro.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Winner in the Ohio Valley Region
2014 Ohio Strong
Brenda manages all the business and human resource operations at Lubrication Specialties. Brenda’s experience with accounting, billing, purchasing, and the ability to streamline processes, helps to keep our cost low for pricing our product for the customers. Brenda serves on the Board of Directors at Whetstone Industries, Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Brenda also serves on the Ohio Workforce Development Area 7 Board. She comes to LSI with 30 years of experience as Business Manager at The Ohio State University where she retired in 2011.
Director of Business Development
Jim’s experience in e-commerce, operations, social media, digital marketing, design and development helps to drive the growth at LSI. As a technology executive, Jim was CEO at GoAntiques, Inc. until its sale in 2008. He also Co-founded Seen Digital Media and currently serves on its Board.
Jim has received the Ohio Interactive Award, Innovation Game Changer, Tech Columbus Innovation Award Nominee and TOPCAT Award Nominee for Innovative Product. Jim majored in Communications at The Ohio State University.
Director of Product Development
Kevin’s background with product testing and analysis, process design and engineering documentation makes him a perfect fit to lead LSI’s product team. In addition to developing new products, Kevin works to improve the Hot Shot’s Secret and Frantz Filter product lines. Kevin founded Fluid Recovery, LTD., which was acquired by LSI in 2014. Prior to LSI, Kevin served as production engineer at FT Precision, Inc. and Engineering Manager at Envirowave Energy. Kevin holds a B.S in Chemical Engineering from Geneva College.
Brett leads all day-to-day activities within the warehouse. He comes to us as an accomplished executive with a 16-year track record of manufacturing and sales leadership with the automotive and mining industries. Brett forges solid relationship with the employees to achieve high quality and efficiencies in production and safety. Brett served as President of Semco Inc. prior to coming to Lubrication Specialties.
Chad manages all of LSI’s warehouse facilities, including Hot Shot’s Secret and Fluid Recovery. Chad also maintains LSI’s fleet of vehicles. Safety is Chad’s key focus, through all his years of service to LSI, no workplace injuries or incidents have occurred, whether in the warehouse or office. He has a background in welding fabrication and maintenance for Mettler Toledo. Chad brings to LSI a unique mechanical skill set that he uses for packaging line projects and R/D.