“Al” Amatuzio was the very definition of the American success story. Throughout his life he had continually set the standards of business and entrepreneurial excellence, especially with his interests in synthetic lubrication technology.
It is with deep sadness to report the passing of Albert (A.J.) “Al” Amatuzio, our Founder and Former Chairman of the Board on Friday night (31 March 2017). Al lived a long (1924-2017), incredible life.
His accomplishments go way beyond – fighter pilot, industry pioneer, successful businessman.
Al accomplished much that improved the world. But his greatest achievement may not have been pushing the boundaries of lubrication science or creating a business opportunity for anyone willing to work hard. It may have been showing a generation how to dream big. And, more importantly, how to fight through adversity to realize those dreams.
The man who brought synthetic lubricants to the automotive market leaves a legacy of innovation.
Today, the company he founded carries on with Amatuzio's vision – to provide consumers with a better option, to be the best and to support the little guy. What the critics deemed unnecessary and ill-conceived when his company was founded is now required by many vehicle manufacturers. Because of Amatuzio, consumers have improved choices from Big Oil, their vehicles last longer and advanced automotive technologies that would have destroyed yesterday's motor oil are possible. Because of Amatuzio, the world is a better place.
Was an Award Winning Jet Fighter Pilot and Squadron Commander
Few things made Al happier than the freedom and power of piloting jet aircraft.