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Honoring the life of our founder, Al Amatuzio. 1924-2017.


Honoring the life of our founder, Al Amatuzio. 1924-2017.
Legends do not just happen. They are built with persistence, courage, desire and dreams. Al began to build his legacy as a proud member of both the Merchant Marine and the Air Force. He also served 25 years as a fighter pilot and squadron commander with the Air National Guard out of Duluth, Minn. A.J. “Ammo” Amatuzio was twice honored as our nation’s top pilot. Al then became inspired by a new challenge. Armed with the knowledge that every jet engine in the world could survive only with synthetic oil, he reasoned that the same performance benefits could be applied to cars, trucks and other motorized land vehicles. In 1972 AMSOIL synthetic motor oil became the world’s first synthetic motor oil to meet American Petroleum Institute service requirements for use in automobile engines. The lubricant industry was changed forever. We are honored to work within the shadow of such a visionary, patriotic leader who shaped our company in his image.


Honoring the life of our founder, Al Amatuzio. 1924-2017.
Legends do not just happen. They are built with persistence, courage, desire and dreams. Al began to build his legacy as a proud member of both the Merchant Marine and the Air Force. He also served 25 years as a fighter pilot and squadron commander with the Air National Guard out of Duluth, Minn. A.J. “Ammo” Amatuzio was twice honored as our nation’s top pilot. Al then became inspired by a new challenge. Armed with the knowledge that every jet engine in the world could survive only with synthetic oil, he reasoned that the same performance benefits could be applied to cars, trucks and other motorized land vehicles. In 1972 AMSOIL synthetic motor oil became the world’s first synthetic motor oil to meet American Petroleum Institute service requirements for use in automobile engines. The lubricant industry was changed forever. We are honored to work within the shadow of such a visionary, patriotic leader who shaped our company in his image.