Broken Arrow, OK, USA, May 31, 2024 | The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) is pleased to announce the recent selections of Gracen Johnsen and Wojciech Majka to serve as the newest members of its Board of Directors.

Based in Oklahoma, USA, Johnsen is the Vice President of James Farris and Associates, a full-service, human resources consulting firm. In a career spanning more than twenty years, she has served in various roles of Human Resources (HR) Manager, HR Director, and HR Consultant across a broad range of profit, nonprofit, and government organizations.

Majka is co-owner and President of Ecol Sp. z o.o. Group, which comprises three separate companies based in Poland, Czech Republic, and the United States that provide specialty services related to reliability and performance of industrial plants, especially in areas of lubrication outsourcing and plant maintenance services.

“The addition of Gracen and Wojciech brings beneficial perspectives to our board,” said ICML Executive Director Leslie Fish. “Gracen offers expertise in nonprofit management that will ensure fruitful decision-making as we expand into new areas of growth. And Wojciech brings his enthusiastic support as a corporate leader and active champion of ICML’s mission across Europe and beyond, especially with regard to encouraging the adoption of ICML 55® principles. Together, I am confident they will positively impact the strategic growth and direction of ICML for years to come.”

“It’s a privilege to serve with this talented board and ICML team,” said Johnsen. “I am eager to participate in the continuing strategic growth and planning of ICML and the critical trainings and certifications it awards to machine lubrication professionals all over the world.”

“The opportunity to participate in the development of ICML and its impact on global industry, and to share my practical experiences and ideas with such an outstanding body as the ICML Board of Directors, is a great honor,” said Majka. “I never thought that I would have the opportunity to be inside this organization! Not only is it an honor, but also a motivation to continue working in the field to promote the concept that a well-implemented lubrication strategy is one of the most important elements in maintenance, with a direct impact on plant performance.”

Gracen Johnsen

Prior to her role at James Farris and Associates, Johnsen served as the Director of Human Resources for D&M Carriers, LLC, dba Freymiller. With just over 800 employees, Freymiller’s fleet of 700+ refrigerator trucks dispatches perishable product loads across the United States. Johnsen was responsible for the company’s human resource management disciplines, helping the company to achieve its best-practice and regulatory compliance goals. Additionally, she served as Chief Administrative Officer of a publicly traded agriculture corporation in Southern California, responsible for Share Holder Services, Human Resources, and compliance with SEC, OSHA, INS, EEOC, DOL, and DOA regulations.

In 1996, Ms. Johnsen founded Johnsen Corporate Services (JCS) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she developed the out-sourced HR Director model for corporations, non-profits, and Native American enterprises. For several years she was affiliated with Summit Financial Group, where she advised clients on human resource management, strategic business planning, compensation planning and implementation, corporate governance, and employment and regulatory compliance.

Johnsen has served as a member of human resource task forces for both private sector and public sector organizations and has served on the Board of Directors of ReMerge Oklahoma, the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma City Ballet (where she sat on the Governance, Executive, and HR Committee), and the Board of Jesus House (where she sat on the Governance and Executive Committees). Johnsen conducts seminars on HR practices and compliance and instructs on HR Management at OSU-OKC. She is a proud graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City and was honored with the 2017 HR Legend Award/HR Professional of the Year by the Oklahoma Human Resource Society.

Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Oklahoma State University, Johnsen has also completed graduate courses in Educational Theory at the University of Idaho and in Business Management at Pepperdine University. She holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SCP), a Certified Strategic Planner, and NASD-trained mediator.

Wojciech Majka

From the beginning of his professional career, Majka has been dealing with broadly understood plant performance and equipment reliability engineering services, especially in the context of tribology and machine lubrication, developing lubrication management services for large-scale industrial facilities such as power plants or oil refineries. As the leader of Ecol Group for over fifteen years, he is an experienced business manager of multiple R&D engineering and service projects in more than thirty countries worldwide. Ecol also runs a well-recognized, independent, high-tech oil analysis laboratory. Specialty hydrodynamic cleaning and high velocity oil flushing services for critical rotating machinery are the signature of the group.

Majka is an active speaker, author, and trainer at many international conferences, technical symposia, and training sessions in the areas of lubrication management, oil analysis, and power plant chemical services for steam and combustion turbines. Additionally, in 2019 he signed up Ecol Sp. z o.o. Poland as a Full Member organization of ICML, through which capacity he has participated as a technical expert for several panel presentations through the years.

Since 2023 Majka has served on the board of the Polish Chamber of Power Industry and Environmental Protection (IGEOS) and is a specialist member of the “IGEOS Nuclear” cluster. Majka holds a Certified Lubrication Specialist™ credential from STLE since 2013, and he was certified as a Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE)® by ICML in 2019. He is a supporter and promoter of the global ICML 55® Standard, having contributed as a co-author to ICML 55.2 “Guideline for the Optimized Lubrication of Mechanical Physical Assets.”

Majka graduated from the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland, earning a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with emphasis on power generation equipment. He was a stypendist of the Erasmus Program at Clausthal University of Technology in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, and EMBA graduate at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA, and Warsaw University, Poland.


The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) is a vendor-neutral, member-based, technical, not-for-profit organization serving global industry since 2001 as the world-class authority on machinery lubrication that advances the optimization of asset reliability, utilization and costs. ICML consists of both paid professional staff members and volunteer committees. It is a certification body serving industrial lubrication and oil analysis practitioners worldwide; a technical awards body recognizing companies that excel in oil analysis and machinery lubrication programs; and a standards body developing ICML 55® standards for lubricated asset management.

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