Employee Spotlight: 25 Year Veteran, Beth Medlen Shares Her Passion for the Industry


              Growing up in Southern Illinois Beth began working on oil rigs with her father, which unknowingly would give her foresight into her future career. She didn’t know much about finished lubricants until after she graduated from Millikin University with a Biochemistry Degree in 1994. Shortly thereafter, accepting a position with Parkinson Oil Company in early 1995. By the end of the 90’s Morgan Distributing, Inc. purchased Parkinson Oil Company, and with the acquisition, Beth’s career began taking shape.

              Beth gravitated quickly in her career towards the industrial sector of the business and has enjoyed learning the technical side of each application.  Understanding how a company’s assets work and identifying cost savings solutions are the areas in which she finds the most rewarding.  “Knowing I have truly helped them be safer, more efficient, or market their business better still gives me the same enjoyment it did 25 years ago.”

              It’s a much different landscape now. The industry has advanced immensely since the 1990s, and it is MDI’s commitment to adapt along with it.  Our advantage comes from truly listening to what is important to our customers and helping them develop customized solutions for their problems. Beth has incorporated these key values with her customer base, and it has brought her lasting success for over a quarter-century.                                                                                                        

              Even after 25 years of working in the field, she says that she still remembers to this day what her father told her all those years ago…"oil isn’t just the lifeblood of machinery but of the world”.

1 comment

    Rob Cherry on

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Additional News Articles

The Fundamentals of Lubrication

Mason Bruce / April 29, 2024

The Fundamentals of Lubrication In the intricate world of machinery and mechanical systems, there exists a fundamental principle that keeps the gears turning. Often overlooked but undeniably crucial, lubrication serves as the lifeblood of machiner...

Read more

What is Vacuum Dehydration?

Mason Bruce / March 07, 2024

  Understanding Vacuum Dehydration: At its core, vacuum dehydration is a sophisticated process designed to remove moisture and contaminants from industrial fluids through the application of vacuum pressure. Unlike traditional methods such as filtr...

Read more

Unlocking Operational Efficiency: The Importance of Lubrication Reliability

Mason Bruce / February 16, 2024

In the complex world of industrial manufacturing, where every cog and gear plays a crucial role, ensuring smooth operation is paramount. Among the countless factors that influence efficiency and longevity, one often overlooked component is lubrica...

Read more