SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Aaron Read has been appointed as interim president for North American Lubricants Co., according to a press release.

Former president Todd Peterson left the company to pursue other opportunities, noted the release.

In his 10 years with the company, Read has held numerous positions including central region sales manager, vice president of sales and, most recently, vice president, reported the release.

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Read recently led the company’s growth into military specification and food grade products, stated the release.

“Aaron’s multifaceted responsibilities within North American Lubricants these past 10 years make him uniquely qualified to lead our company’s new growth initiatives for … 2015,” said Larry Read, chairman and CEO of the company, in the release.

North American Lubricants was founded in 1999, shared the release. It operates in 44 states and has 132 distributors.