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Simon Johns

Simon Johns

Managing Editor, Lubes'n'Greases EMEA (effective 01/2018)

Simon Johns is the managing editor of Lubes’n’Greases Europe-Middle East-Africa. He joined Lubes'n'Greases in September 2017, bringing a decade of publishing experience, most of which was spent heading an upstream-focused publication covering more than 30 oil and gas markets worldwide.

Johns hails from the southeast of England but currently resides in Istanbul. He has had a checkered career, from budding painter to professional musician and from teacher to editor. In his spare time, he writes about art, culture and politics. 

Recent Articles

Editor's Letter

Simon Johns blasts off with explosives made of used oil.

Last Word

Simon Johns blasts off with explosives made of used oil.

Editor's Letter

Simon Johns talks restrictions and introduces Lubes'n'Greases all new quarterly electric vehicle publication!

Last Word

Simon Johns paints a picture of lubricants color.

Editor's Letter

The theme for this month’s issue is food-grade lubricants. Of all the lubrication products available, this one creates the most confusion among legislators and end users.

Last Word

Simon Johns takes peeks inside the laboratory at food-grade lubricant toxicology testing.

Last Word

Simon Johns gets ahead of the curve with auto lube bottle design.

Editor's Letter

The end of June marks a brief summer recess for conference season, in the EMEA region at least. And what a season it has been!

Cheap Wear Test Looking Good

A new test method designed to provide a more economical means to monitor for wear particles in grease is returning favorable results in round-robin testing, an industry panel was told last week.

Carmakers Face Stiff Emissions Fines

The transport sector creates as much carbon dioxide as power generation, but faces far harsher punitive fines, said a representative from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association at the Uniti Mineral Oil Technology Congress here last week in Stuttgart, Germany.

Last Word

Simon Johns takes the plunge into the hazards of bilge water.

Editor's Letter

The ever-looming subject of electric vehicles was never far from the stage at this year’s ICIS World Base Oil & Lubricants conference in London.

Editor's Letter

We present a varied bill in this edition of Lubes’n’Greases EMEA, one that should elicit plenty of discussion.

Marketing Matters

Simon Johns gets fired up about Q8Oils' gas engine lubricant offering.