MOLYKOTE® Application Engineer Wins Prestigious National Award

Press Release | September 03, 2020
Press Release
MOLYKOTE® application engineer wins prestigious national award

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, September 3, 2020 – A DuPont team member from the MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants brand has been honored by a premier lubrication industry association for his contributions to the organization and profession.

Chad Chichester, an application engineer for MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants, recently was recognized by the NLGI – an international organization that promotes the technical advancement of grease lubrication – as the 2020 recipient of its John A. Bellanti Sr. Memorial Award. The award acknowledges meritorious service on the NLGI board, on technical committee projects or to the industry.

In presenting the award via video as part of NLGI’s 2020 Virtual Technical Week in late August, NLGI Awards Committee Chair Pat Walsh commended Chichester’s professional accomplishments and called him “a dedicated individual who is passionate about the institute."

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.

Currently, he is technical co-chair of NLGI’s Executive Committee and is a member of the NLGI Board of Directors. He also has taught NLGI’s Basic Grease, Advanced Grease, and Application & Maintenance courses and has chaired numerous NLGI committees.

Additionally, Chichester 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 and humbled to receive the Bellanti Memorial Award,” Chichester said. “There are so many incredible contributors at all levels of NLGI, from the Executive Committee to the Board of Directors to the committee chairs and – most importantly – individual contributors from the membership. I am grateful to my immediate leadership at Dow Corning, Dow and DuPont for allowing me the opportunity to serve on the NLGI board and instruct courses.”


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About NLGI

Incorporated in 1933 as the National Association of Lubricating Grease Manufacturers, Inc., the NLGI is a not-for-profit trade association, primarily composed of companies who manufacture and market all types of lubricating grease. Membership is by company rather than by individual. 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 are primarily 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-user of grease as well as those on the manufacturing side. (Information courtesy of