Distributor Receives Designation as Aviation Lubricants Specialists
ConocoPhillips Company, the fourth largest U.S. lubricants supplier, today announced that Pugh Lubricants has achieved TOP FLIGHT Marketer status as a preferred source for Phillips 66® Aviation lubricants. According to Gary Balzhiser, Manager of Commercial Lubricants, this recognition is awarded to a select number of ConocoPhillips Lubricants distributors who have guaranteed inventory of the top aviation SKU’s and deeper resources to help support the general aviation community. Pugh Lubricants, a 64-year-old company, is a TOP FLIGHT Phillips 66 brand distributor offering the entire line of Phillips 66 Aviation lubricants to customers in select regions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
“We are very proud to have Pugh Lubricants on our team and greatly respect the exceptional work they do for their customers,” said Balzhiser. “TOP FLIGHT Marketer status signals to buyers that they will have access to a broad range of high quality Phillips 66 Aviation lubricants through a preferred source. Pugh Lubricants has earned this unique status after proving their knowledge of the ConocoPhillips Lubricants aviation offerings and their loyalty to the brand.”
The TOP FLIGHT Program, which officially launched in November 2010, was introduced to ConocoPhillips Lubricants Marketers as part of a greater initiative to provide pilots, Fixed Base Operators (FBO’s) and aviation mechanics with the best possible experience in acquiring the company’s popular line of aviation lubricants, featuring Phillips 66 X/C® multigrade aviation piston engine oils—the industry’s first-ever aviation multigrade engine oil.
“We are honored to attain TOP FLIGHT status for our dedication to providing superior aviation products along with excellent service,” said Ron Pugh, president of Pugh Lubricants. “Our company has been successfully helping many customers in this industry, but we are excited to put ourselves in a position to help out many more thanks to this new designation that we’ve achieved.”
In addition to carrying inventory of the top Phillips 66 Aviation SKUs, ConocoPhillips Lubricants Marketers must also commit to bring in other Phillips 66 Aviation products/packages as requested by consumers in order to be eligible for TOP FLIGHT status consideration.