Our Heritage

The Stoner Name

Stoner is the family name behind our hard-working products. It’s the name that’s trusted by professional automotive detailers, home cleaning experts, and industrial maintenance professionals the world over. We’ve got a heritage of innovation and integrity that was set by our founder, Paul Stoner, and it continues to this day.

Dedication to excellence and proven product performance has guided how we do business since 1942. Today, we're rooted in those beliefs more than ever. We're committed to delivering the products and support necessary to meet the challenges you face day after day. After all, it's our name at stake.

Our Founder

Paul Stoner was born in 1914 on a farm in Lancaster County, PA. He learned the value of persistence and hard work at a young age after the death of both parents.

With an education in chemistry, a natural aptitude for solving problems, and unwavering determination, Paul formed Stoner’s Ink Company in 1940 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 and groundbreaking aerosol technologies for the automotive industry.

Paul’s commitment to excellence was evident to large manufacturing companies across the nation who turned to Stoner for lubrication and cleaning solutions. Paul’s work with automobile manufacturers led him to produce car care products to clean and protect the outside of vehicles. This work set the path for Stoner to develop what is known today as Invisible Glass.

Paul’s Legacy Continues

People who knew Paul Stoner tell stories of his remarkable kindness and humility. He was known for treating his employees as family and he strived to bring value to every customer. Today, we pride ourselves on hard work, dedication, and innovation, as these are deeply rooted values bestowed from our founder. But it’s how we treat our customers that is truly Paul’s legacy. We always put our customers first and he wouldn’t have it any other way.