David Gzesh has been involved with metalworking lubricants for over 40 years, with the last 30+ in the wire industry. He is currently with Blachford Corporation as an application specialist dealing with technical issues. Past responsibilities included product development, quality, and product management. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Life Member of the Wire Association International and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, and a 40+-year member of the American Chemical Society. In addition, he has co-authored several papers for WAI and other trade magazines and given numerous presentations on wiredrawing lubrication.