Les Downey (Managing Director) has over 25 years experience in the oils and additives industry working closely with the automotive and haulage industry.
For the last 3 years he has been involved at a grass roots level in the development of the European operation and in that time has seen a rapid uptake of this unique range of products across all sectors of the market.
Following in the footsteps of Forrest Lucas, Les has maintained a hands on approach, visiting customer sites and providing a telephone helpline for both industry and the end user.
Lucas Oil Products was founded by Forrest Lucas and his wife Charlotte in 1989. Prior to that, Forrest was a truck driver for over 20 years. He and Charlotte were also the owners of a nationwide long haul trucking fleet. They experienced first hand the need for better lubricants and fuel treatments to maintain their own equipment.
Given their personal experience in the trucking industry, Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since it's inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a top selling additive line in America.
Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace.
Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. Forrest Lucas sums it up, "Our forte is to make better products for industries and specialty situations that are not having their needs completely satisfied by other oil products and, believe me, the major oil companies have left a lot of weak spots. We have an excellent staff and a world of technology which we have gained through years of research. Together we have done a great deal in a short period of time and we intend to do a lot more."
Lucas has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second to none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, WOO, USHRA and ATPA tracks across America.
The Lucas story has been built upon hard work, an unparalleled line of premium products and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. This single formula for success will continue to guide Lucas Oil Products as it grows in the years to come.
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