Miles Petroleum was established in 1937 as a supplier of petroleum based lubricants. The idea of supplying the general public with lubricants began with Jack Stern. In the early days, the transportation of oil and lubricants was delivered in steel containers that looked like milk cans. Jack’s vision was to supply superior quality products with exceptional customer service.
Jack’s son, Morton, worked closely with his Dad. Morton showed great dedication to the company and his knowledge and experience benefited the company in many ways. He developed formulas that were constantly expanding. These formulas became basic applications for mineral based motor oil, hydraulic, and metalworking fluids.
In 1965, Morton Stern inherited the company from his father and became the new president of Miles. Under his supervision, the Miles brand continued its expansion. Morton impacted the company by developing various formulations covering new applications suitable for new industries. Miles developed not only as a lubricant formulator but a licensed distributor of Shell, Gulf, Lubriplate, and other major brands.
Throughout his presidency, Morton Stern, acquired two new buildings (totaling 15,000 sq. ft.) additional equipment, storage tanks and a fleet to accommodate the expansion.
As the old saying goes “behind every great man, there is a great woman!” Angela Stern was very dedicated and supportive of her husband, Morton Stern and Miles Petroleum. Angela became the Executive Business Manager in 1985. Upon the passing of her husband, Morton Stern in 1993, she became President and CEO of Miles Petroleum.
This was the era of constant expansion and growing technology. In response to the market demands, Mrs. Stern led a team of new engineers and talented specialists that enhanced the Miles brand in a positive way. Miles developed formulations that covered specialty products.
The formulations covered the latest technology from mineral- based oils to sophisticated synthetic specialties,(PAO) Polyalphaolefins, a variety of Esters, and Diesters. The new product line brought tremendous success for this company. Their popularity reached a nationwide level.
In 2014, Angela Stern established a second company called Miles Lubricants, LLC. The main purpose of this entity was to respond to the national demand for Miles products.
Miles Lubricants, became a leader in developing the latest technologies. The logistics of the company became one of the most sophisticated systems on the market. This system allowed products to be shipped from five different locations within the United States. The warehouses are currently located in Florida, Ohio, and three locations in New York. Additionally, an international department was established within the company responsible for communications, technology, and foreign markets.