SAVANT GROUP Announces New VP of Technical Development

The Savant Group announced the addition of John Bucci as the Vice President of Technical Development.  The Savant Group is comprised of four independent ISO 9001-certified corporations working collaboratively in the lubricant industry for the technical advancement of oils, lubricants and related materials and their application.  Mr. Bucci will be responsible for setting strategic direction in the development and enhancement of existing technology, new product development, process development and portfolio management.   He brings over 30 years of experience and knowledge in process R&D,  chemical manufacturing and mechanical processing.

Prior to joining the Savant Group, Mr. Bucci was a process engineering manager for over 15 of his 30 years with Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, Hemlock, MI.  He held a series of leadership roles in manufacturing and process engineering, identifying opportunities and facilitating initiatives to expand capacity, improve product quality and customer satisfaction as well as guiding intellectual property strategy and decision-making.  His previous accomplishments showcase his exceptional ability to work across business functions and major technology platforms to achieve key business objectives.  “John has a proven track record in the development and integration of new technologies on a large scale, developing and sustaining high performing teams and achieving strategic goals,” said Rebecca Cox, President of the Savant Group.   “John brings a unique and astute perspective as we continue our commitment to providing our customers with advanced insight, quality products, services, and solutions.”

“The Savant Group has a strategic and innovative vision for the companies, and I’m delighted to step into this role and be a part of their continued growth,” said John Bucci.  

Mr. Bucci has a Master of Science in Solid State Science & Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.


Established in 1969, the Savant Group is a consortium of internationally recognized companies providing premier products and services to the lubrication, transportation, energy, and manufacturing industries.  The multidisciplinary expertise provided by the Savant Group enables customers to evaluate performance, monitor quality, perform R&D, and develop innovative solutions for the technical advancement of lubricants, fuel, fluids, and related products.

 Savant Labs ( – An independent testing laboratory and research center focused on data quality and interpretation, innovation, and exceptional customer service.

 Tannas ( – Developer and manufacturer of advanced laboratory instrumentation for analyzing the properties and performance of fluids and materials.

 King Refrigeration ( -- Manufacturer of low temperature laboratory instruments requiring development and application of advanced refrigeration design.

 Institute of Materials (IOM) ( – Publisher of the world's largest independent database of engine oil test data. Reliable, unbiased data is readily available on the physical, chemical and performance characteristics of engine oils collected from the worldwide marketplace.