Wes Cash

Vice President of Services

About Wes

Wes Cash is the Vice President of Services for Noria Corporation. He serves as a senior technical consultant for Lubrication Program Development projects and as a senior instructor for Noria’s Oil Analysis I and II as well as the Machinery Lubrication I and II training courses. Wes is an enthusiastic, relatable speaker who connects effortlessly with his audience. His style and easy-to-understand approach to the curriculum creates an interactive forum for learning.

With his background as a former construction worker and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) technician, Wes brings practical knowledge to which students can relate. With Noria, he has helped numerous companies transform their current lubrication practices into world-class programs. Wes is also a regular contributor of technical articles for Machinery Lubrication magazine. He holds Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA) Level III and Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level II certifications through the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML), and is a Certified Lubrication Specialist through the Society for Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).


  • Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE), International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)
  • Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level II, International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)
  • Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA) Level III, International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)
  • Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS), Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)


  • Tulsa Community College, Mechanical Engineering
  • Oklahoma State University – Tulsa, Civil Engineering

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
  • Sons of the American Legion


  • “What Is Lubrication?” MachineryLubrication.com
  • “Engine Lubrication Basics,” MachineryLubrication.com
  • “How Desiccant Breathers Control Contamination,” Machinery Lubrication, January-February 2012
  • “The Effects of Glycol Contamination in Engine Oils,” Machinery Lubrication, March-April 2012
  • “The Effects of EP Additives on Gearboxes,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2012
  • “How Rolling Element Bearings Work,” Machinery Lubrication, July-August 2012
  • “The Importance of Dirt-Holding Capacity in Oil Filters,” Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2012
  • “Using Sight Glasses and Level Gauges,” Machinery Lubrication, November-December 2012
  • “Sampling is Key to Oil Analysis Accuracy,” Machinery Lubrication, January-February 2013
  • “When to Use Hard-Pipe Lubricant Dispensing,” Machinery Lubrication, March-April 2013
  • “Understanding Hydrolysis and Hydrolytic Stability,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2013
  • “Using Labyrinth Seals to Control Contaminant Ingression,” Machinery Lubrication, July-August 2013
  • “5 Common Lubrication Problems and How to Fix Them,” Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2013
  • “Using a Grind Gage for In-Service Grease Analysis,” Machinery Lubrication, November-December 2013
  • “How to Combat Break-in Wear,” Machinery Lubrication, January-February 2014
  • “How to Manage Lubricant Waste and Disposal,” Machinery Lubrication, March-April 2014
  • “Choosing the Right Oil Filter Location,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2014
  • “Why One Oil Sampling Point Isn’t Always Enough,” Machinery Lubrication, July-August 2014
  • “Creating Best-practice Lubrication Procedures,” Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2014
  • “How to Get the Most from Your Particle Counter,” Machinery Lubrication, November-December 2014
  • “The Hard Truth About Particle Contamination,” Machinery Lubrication, January-February 2015
  • “Advantages of Using Lube Identification Tags,” Machinery Lubrication, March-April 2015
  • “Understanding the Differences Between Synthetics,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2015
  • “Choosing a High-speed Grease,” Machinery Lubrication, July-August 2015

Conference Presentations

  • How to Get the Most from Your Filter Cart, Reliable Plant 2012
  • The Basics of Lubricants, Reliable Plant 2013
  • Protecting Machine Surfaces from Chemical Attacks, Reliable Plant 2013
  • Filters are Filters, Right?, Reliable Plant 2013
  • Developing Best-practice Procedures, Reliable Plant 2014
  • Calculating Viscosity for Bearings, Reliable Plant 2014
  • Using KPIs to Optimize Your Lubrication Program, Reliable Plant 2015
  • Designing and Implementing an Effective Electric Motor Lubrication Program, Reliable Plant 2015
  • Understanding the Differences Between Synthetics, Reliable Plant 2015