Founded in 1979 by William “Bill” Ryan, TOP 1 Oil Products Company, U.S.A. produces and distributes a range of synthetic and conventional lubricants, greases, automotive fluids, and car-care products. Recognized by consumers, trade professionals, and racers for our high-quality lubricants, TOP 1 markets and sells our products in more than 50 countries.
With our focus on quality and innovation, TOP 1 products are backed by approvals and certifications from several automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). Our engine oils are also licensed by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Japanese Automotive Standards Organization (JASO).
Throughout our company’s history, we have been proud to sponsor many automotive and motorcycle racers and racing teams, including the TOP 1 ACK ATTACK streamliner motorcycle, which holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s fastest motorcycle.
William A. Ryan, known to his family, friends, and business associates as “Bill,” founded the TOP 1 Oil Products Company in 1979. Born in Chicago in 1917, Bill led a non-stop life that included serving our country in World War II, raising 13 children, and starting and operating many businesses.
Bill’s success came from his positive attitude, trustworthy nature, and entrepreneurial spirit. These attributes combined to help him start TOP 1 at the age of 62 and build a brand that’s sold today in more than 50 countries around the world.
While Bill believed that labelling his products as “Made in the USA” was important to positioning TOP 1 as a premium brand, he also ensured quality by using the finest raw materials.
Today, Bill’s legacy is carried on by his children and grandchildren who operate and manage the TOP 1 business.