An Interview with Ian Shannon and Chris Hayek of Pennzoil

There are a few reasons why I write. Mainly because you, the readers, can give me any voice you’d like in your head- I hope you think I’m British, because I’d like to talk that way all the time. Also, I write because I have a face for radio.

However, I will now shatter that facade, at least part of it anyway. I was given the opportunity to conduct a unique interview with some of the folks from Pennzoil Motor Oil. Other than letting you hear my voice, you get to see and hear these gentleman explain how their newest products can keep your engine cleaner than Mobil 1.

The role of motor oil has changed a lot over the past few decades. It has morphed from a way to reduce friction and heat in the engine to restoring life and cleaning internal components. I won’t go so far as call the oil formulations a “fix all in a can,” but they sure are getting there.

So, sit back and watch Ian Shannon, Global Lead in the R&D Department for automotive products, and Chris Hayek, Director of Global Brand Marketing, as they wrestle with my North Carolina twang and answer some questions we all have about the state of oil.


About The Author

Mandie has been a car lover since she was 16. She went into the automotive parts business while still in high school where she spent the next 15 years. In addition to the auto parts aftermarket, she also held management positions at with dealerships (such as Nissan, Ford, and Freightliner), and worked in the auto body/collision field. Mandie received her first ASE certification in 2000. She was given the North Carolina Trucking Association Maintenance Council’s Person of the Year award in 2001.
Among the vehicles Mandie has owned are 1984 Buick Regal, 1984 Buick Grand National, 1975 Ford Mustang, 2006 Suzuki SV600s, numerous other SUV’s, cars, and minivans.

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