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Following Fred


Fred, his wife Cathy and Technical Sales Representative Brian Lowe attended FabTech this week in Chicago, Illinois.

Here is a picture of the crew enjoying dinner outside at Hugo’s Frog in the middle of November!

Commonwealth Oil’s Summer Staff Meeting


Commonwealth Oil had a great staff meeting last week, here’s some pictures:

Pat Menogue was the chef for the excellent lunch we enjoyed: steaks, salads and delicious pie!

Steve Russelo, Production Foreman with Fred Herdman, Owner waiting for the food to be ready.

Jenny Brown, Jodi Duff-Burns, Brian Lowe and Dwayne Demars enjoying the food!

Kristin Knechtel, Fran Iacono, Ken Hennin and Michele Breault at the staff meeting.

Northwest Oil Visits Harrow Office


Harold Jackson, owner of Northwest Oil is pictured with Fred at our Harrow facility today. Northwest Oil is your industrial lubricants solution provider! Located in Lima, Ohio, Northwest Oil has been a valued distributor for many years.

Following Fred: Halifax, Nova Scotia


Fred’s 63rd Birthday! May 28, 2011


The staff at Commonwealth Oil celebrated Fred’s 63rd Birthday with a delicious cake last week. Here’s some pictures:

Customer Service Representative Fran Iacono and Jenny Brown, Accounts Payable.

Blenders Dwayne Demars & Todd Bezaire with Quality Control Technician Brian Lowe.

Blender Pat Menogue (pretending to be asleep at the old man’s Birthday Party), with Production Foreman Steve Russelo, Quality Control Technician Kevin Bryon and Customer Service Representative Kristin Knechtel.

Business Manager Maxine Watters and Purchasing Agent Jodi Duff-Burns.

Lab Manager Michele Breault and Marketing Coordinator Jackie Macera.

The Birthday Boy, Fred Herdman! To send Fred your birthday wishes, e-mail

Lubdeco & Commonwealth Oil Exhibit @ FabTech Mexico

As promised, here are some more pictures of Fred in Mexico with our longtime distributor Lubdeco at FabTech Mexico.

Here is Fred Herdman (in red shirt) with Priscila Ibarra (top left), Arely Gonzalez (top right) and Ricardo Lozano (bottom right) all from Lubdeco who joined Fred at FabTech!

Fred is joined by Oscar Lozano, owner of Lubdeco (bottom right). Lubdeco is our #1 distributor in Mexico, click here to view their website.

May 19th Seminar & Trade Show in Pictures

Our Seminar & Trade Show on May 19th was a success! We had distributors from all over the Greater Toronto Area and even our wonderful distributor in Québec join us. We would like to thank all those who attended from SB Simpson, DeeTag, Majac Tooling Supply, Monarch Oil, WFS Ltd., Les Spécialités L.E.N., Levac Supply, Caliber Industrial and Electrodes of Canada.

Left to Right: Ken Charlton (Electrodes of Canada), Peter Omran (WFS Ltd.), Fred Herdman (Commonwealth Oil), Rick & Roza Balon (Electrodes of Canada).

Me with the Levac Supply Crew- Left to Right: Eric Ripley, Brian VanOrder, Brian Hulton and John Knapp.

Jeff Schmid from Zebra Skimmers was also on-site, displaying some coolant maintenance supplies. To contact Jeff, call 248-890-5625.

Fred giving a presentation on EDM Fluids. Contact us to receive any powerpoints from that day.

Left to Right: Brian Lowe (Lab Technician, Commonwealth Oil) & Dan McBride and Vickie Stevenson from SB Simpson.

Left to Right: Dave Foster (Commonwealth Oil), Tom Bendo from SB Simpson, Éric Bouchard & Richard Massé from Les Spécialités L.E.N., and Kevin Medeiros from SB Simpson.

Thank you to Richard Hunt and Dave Croft from Majac Tooling for attending.

Here is Brian Lowe speaking with Jerzy Spiewak from SB Simpson.

Thank you again to all who attended. We hope you will take the knowledge you learned and use it in the field. We also hope you will remember to call Dave WHENEVER you have any questions.

Following Fred: FabTech Mexico


Fred is in Mexico this week, exhibiting at FabTech Mexico with our distributor, Lubdeco. Pictured above is Fred with Gerardo Alvarez, the Business Manager of Lubricant Additives, Latin America- one of our suppliers. If you are at FabTech Mexico, be sure to stop by our booth!

Following Fred


Fred is pictured above with Greg Gill, Sales Manager for the Lotus Pro systems Commonwealth Oil has begun distributing. Fred and Greg were geared up and ready to make some joint sales calls. Contact us (800-265-3689) for more information on Ozonated water or the Lotus Pro system!

Don Stops By


We had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Don Hewson- Managing Director, The Bioindustrial Innovation Centre & Industrial Liason of the University of Western Ontario Research & Development Park- the other day! Him and Fred are working on a very exciting project together. Stay tuned for more details.

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