MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants Engineer Recognized for Significant Work in Grease Industry 

DuPont Launches New NLGI-Certified MOLYKOTE® Grease

Chad Chichester receives NLGI Fellows Award for continued professional contributions

WILMINGTON, Del., June 14, 2022 – DuPont (NYSE:DD) has announced that MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants Application Engineer Chad Chichester has been honored by lubrication industry organization NLGI for the third consecutive year.

For 2022, Chichester has received the prestigious NLGI Fellows Award, which honors significant and continuing work within the grease industry. The award was created to acknowledge valuable contributions to NLGI, to the technical development of grease technologies or tests, and to the promotion of grease usage. Fellows Award winners typically are individuals who have 10 or more years of significant contributions to the grease industry and are past recipients of other NLGI honors.

In his role as a MOLYKOTE® application engineer, Chichester has provided engineering and design support to lubricant end-users in industrial equipment maintenance and reliability, the oil and gas industry, and the automotive industry.

Chichester received the 2021 NLGI Golden Grease Gun Award for industry service. In 2020, he received NLGI’s John A. Bellanti Sr. Memorial Award, which acknowledges meritorious service on the NLGI board, on technical committee projects or to the industry. In addition, Chichester received NLGI’s Award for Education Excellence in 2007 as a top instructor of the organization’s Basic Grease, Advanced Grease, and Overall Application and Maintenance courses.

“Chad is a leading tribology expert – recognized not just by our team, but by the industry, by lubricant end-users and by his peers,” said DuPont Healthcare & Specialty Lubricants Global Business Director Eugenio Toccalino. “We’re proud of his achievements and feel extremely fortunate to have him as a member of our team.”

Currently, Chichester is on NLGI’s Executive Committee as an academic co-chair, is a member of the NLGI Board of Directors and has chaired numerous NLGI committees. In addition, he has served as Condition Monitoring Technology Committee chair and instructed the Synthetic Lubricants and Condition Monitoring courses for the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).

“I’m honored that NLGI has recognized my efforts to develop and share grease technology,” Chichester said. “There are many contributors across grease manufacturers, distributors and industry groups who work hard to promote tribological science, and I am humbled to receive the Fellows Award in recognition of my role in that work.”

More information about how Chichester’s experience led to this recognition and how his expertise contributes to MOLYKOTE® innovations can be found on the “Meet the Experts” Resources page of


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About NLGI

Incorporated in 1933 as the National Association of Lubricating Grease Manufacturers, Inc., NLGI is a not-for-profit trade association, primarily composed of companies who manufacture and market all types of lubricating grease. Associated with the manufacturers are companies who serve them with equipment, supplies and services. Additionally, there are research and educational groups and member companies whose interests primarily are technical. Another category for membership is Consumer, which is for organizations that are users of lubricating grease. The Institute thus works continuously to strengthen its association by rendering service to the end-users of grease as well as those in manufacturing. (Information courtesy of


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