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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

The big story in this month’s magazine is the opening of the new ExxonMobil API Group II base oil refinery unit in Rotterdam.

Last Word

Simon Johns asks what will happen to the U.K.’s lubricants market after Brexit.

Editor's Letter

This issue is about base oil, which is unsurprising given the nature of the magazine. But we take a thorough look at the interplay between API Group I to Group II from a number of perspectives.

Last Word

Simon Johns offers a brief explainer on the delay behind the release of the latest ACEA sequences.

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.