Neil Canter received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1983 and his BS in Chemistry in Brown University in 1978. He has been working in the metalworking fluid industry for over 30 years. Neil runs his own consulting company called Chemical Solutions. He specializes in commercial development, marketing, product development and regulatory support for the metalworking fluid industry. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, SAE and STLE. He is currently a contributing editor responsible for writing the monthly Tech Beat column in STLE's TLT magazine. Neil is a Certified Metalworking Fluid Specialist (CMFS) and also wrote the "Chemistry of Metalworking Fluids" chapter in the book Metalworking Fluids Third Edition. He is a member of the STLE Board of Directors, STLE MWF Steering Committee, STLE MWF Ed & Training Subcommittee and STLE Education Committee.