CHRISTOPHER LUTHER - PRESIDENT
Born in 1962, Christopher L Luther grew up having much time with his father who was self employed. As it is with many self employed families, taking care of the family business was a high priority. Therefore, Chris spent many of his younger years, during weekends and summers, going to work in the family businesses. After finishing High School in 1980, Chris went on to attend the University of Southern California from 1980 thru 1984, majoring in Business Administration and Finance. While there, in 1981, Chris became a member of the the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Chris was quickly nominated as Treasurer of the Chapter. He held that position for three years. Similar to his high school years, all throughout his college years, Chris continued to work for the family businesses, in between his full class schedule, during the weekends and throughout all of the summers.
In June of 1984, Chris went to work full-time, administering the family’s various real estate and business investments. Chris' industrial experience began shortly thereafter.
In 1986, Chris' family invested in a drum & container reconditioning business, located in East Los Angeles, California. While there, Chris headed up the Sales and Operations departments. It was during this time that Chris began his passion for being involved in heavy Industry. His passion for heavy industry only grew stronger and stronger, as each year passed.
In 1988, Chris left the family enterprises, to branch out on his own. Chris purchased a small industrial maintenance services business, located in Long Beach, California. With a drive to succeed, Chris quickly took on the competition and his service company grew much bigger. During 1996 / 1997, a few of the very large competitors in the service business sector, pursued the purchase of Chris' business. Finally, after months of going back and forth, entertaining the various proposals, Chris sold his organization.
In early 1996, while in preparation to sell the maintenance service business, Chris realized the need, in the industrial marketplace, for reliable lubrication and chemical distribution to serve the end-user, in the greater Los Angeles area.
In early 1997, Chris started INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS COMPANY, with just 1 employee and 1 gallon of industrial degreaser, in a small warehouse located in Torrance, CA. As many of you know, after years of hard work, we now maintain two distribution facilities in California, distributing over 2,000 line items.
In 2014, Chris decided to refine our corporate image. Our name and marketing has changed to better suit who we are and what we have now become....
FLUID LUBRICATION & CHEMICAL COMPANY.
Currently, serving the industrial market place for over 30 years, Chris has gained much knowledge through a hands on approach prioritizing customer needs, day in and day out.
Chris' belief system stands on one guiding principal...... We exist only because of our Customers!