Stoner is the family name behind many hard-working products trusted by professional detailers, car wash owners, and automotive enthusiasts, as well as industrial manufacturers. The Stoner heritage of innovation and integrity began with founder, Paul Stoner.
Born in 1914 on a farm in Lancaster County, Pa., Paul Stoner learned the value of persistence and hard work at a young age after the death of both parents. Paul had a natural passion for serving others, listening to their needs, and innovating ways to solve their problems.
After graduating from Franklin & Marshall College with a degree in Chemistry, Paul formed Stoner’s Ink Company in 1942 specializing in printing inks. While running his business, Paul took part-time jobs including work with a local tire retread plant. During this experience, Paul developed innovative products to make molding tires easier, faster and more efficiently. His first product was a rubber mold release agent. As Paul improved his products, he became a pioneer in aerosol technology.
In the 1960s Paul developed the first aerosol dressing called “No-Rub Polish,” which restored shine to faded auto trim without wiping. It quickly became a favorite of auto dealers and detailers. New cleaners, waxes, and polishes were added. Today Stoner offers a full line of automotive products known as the Stoner Car Care brand.