Menomonee Falls, WI. (April 8, 2019) – JAX INC. and Pressure-Lube Inc. announced Kyle C.
Peter has been promoted to President and CEO effective April 1, 2019. Current President and
principal owner Eric J. Peter plans to step down from his present executive position at the close
of the current fiscal year and transition to product research and senior advisory roles.
“The product innovations and revenue growth facilitated by our employees, suppliers and
customers over the last forty years have been remarkable and something we do not take for
granted,” noted Eric Peter. “We have transformed JAX into one of the most recognized quality
brands in the industrial and specialty lubricants segment, particularly in our strong vertical
markets of specialized synthetic lubricants and FDA compliant lubricants for food and beverage
Kyle C. Peter has been JAX Director of International Sales for the past seven years, two of
those based in Zurich, Switzerland. Upon receiving his BS in Material Science Engineering
from Northwestern University, Kyle was employed at Bayer Material Science for four years, last
managing the southeast U.S. territory for polycarbonate products division to OEM customers.
For more than 60 years, JAX INC. has consistently raised the bar for performance and
innovation in the synthetic, industrial and food grade lubricant industries. With more than two
dozen industry firsts in application chemistry for OEM designed machinery, JAX has been
responsible for creating new categories of proprietary and patented lubricants in several
industry segments. Focusing on customers and their machinery, JAX is leading through new
products and better ways of applying them, enabling users to greatly extend machinery and
lubricant life. As the JAX RPM (Research & Predictive Maintenance) Laboratory continues to
expand instrumentation and research capabilities with the vision to accelerate product
development programs and continue bringing improved offerings to market.
“Transitioning out of day-to-day operations will give me the opportunity to focus on long-term
strategic opportunities and new product development,” continued Peter. “I could not be more
confident in Kyle and his team and I am excited about what lies ahead for the entire JAX family
including employees, suppliers and our customers around the world. We have a great love for
this industry and for creating advances which protect machinery and increase their reliability
now and into the future”.