Neil Canter received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1983 and a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Brown University in 1978. He has been working in the metal working-fluid industry for more than 35 years. Neil runs his own consulting company, Chemical Solutions. He specializes in commercial development, marketing, product development and regulatory support for the metal working-fluid industry. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, SAE and STLE. He currently is 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 current member of the STLE MWF Ed & Training Committee and the STLE Education Committee and a past member of the STLE Board of Directors.