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Jim Frisbie, who will become an associate technical consultant, joins Des-Case from CCECO Lab & Filtration. “The demand for our professional lubrication and consultation services over the last six months has grown exponentially as we’ve been able to help scores of industrial companies develop stronger lubrication and reliability programs,” said Mark Barnes, vice president, Des-Case Reliability Services.  “We’re excited about that growth, as well as having Jim join us and broaden what we can do for our customers.  He has a strong background in practical contamination control solutions across a broad range of industries and will be a great addition to our team.”

Frisbie joins Barnes and three others—Jason Kopschinsky, senior technical consultant and director of strategic services; Jarrod Potteiger, senior technical consultant and manager of training services; and Trigg Minnick, technical consultant and senior instructor—on the Lubrication Transformation Services team.  Together, the group has more than 75 years of contamination control experience.

Most recently, Frisbie was operations manager with CCECO Lab & Filtration, a specialist in oil analysis and contamination control solutions.  He worked at the company for eight years, for the last three helping coordinate multiple R&D efforts with OEMs and end users, primarily focused on hydraulic and diesel engine applications.  He holds ICML MLT1 certification and Machinery Failure Analysis certification through Pape Machinery.

In the course of a year, Des-Case provides approximately 25 complementary 1-day lubrication workshops and 3-day lubrication training seminars as well as consulting services to help companies around the world seeking to improve lubricant quality, maximize equipment uptime and reliability, reduce costs and achieve an entirely new level of performance.

About Des-Case Corporation
Des-Case is a leading provider of contamination control products and services for industrial lubricants, helping improve lubricant quality and maximizing equipment reliability.  Headquartered near Nashville, Tenn., the privately held company helps customers transform their lubrication program with a focus on Detection through Des-Case’s Lubrication Transformation Services, Prevention by utilizing Des-Case’s desiccant breathers and Removal through Des-Case’s offline filtration systems, depth filtration and vacuum dehydration.  Des-Case serves a broad geographic reach through its extensive world-wide distribution network, OEM partners and private label partners.  For more information, please visit or call 615-672-8800.

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