Pilot Chemical Company is a privately owned and independent global specialty chemical company providing high quality products and services to the disinfecting, sanitizing and cleaning; metalworking and lubricants; oil field and emulsion polymerization industries. Its proprietary core technologies involve alkylation, sulfonation, sulfation and a number of other specialty operations, including the production of biocidal quats, tertiary amine derivatives and organometallic fuel additives. Pilot, an industry leader in chemical innovation and safety, owns the most state-of-the-art continuous sulfation process in North America, is a leader in quaternary ammonium compounds, and is the world’s largest manufacturer of disulfonates. Pilot is certified under the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program. Pilot Chemical Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A Historic look at Pilot Chemical Company
1951: John Morrisroe invents Ice-Cold Sulfonation (ICS) Technology and applies for a patent. A year later, Mr. Morrisroe founded Pilot Chemical Company and opened the Santa Fe Springs, California, facility.
Expanding Into New Territory
- 1963: Lockland, Ohio
- 1968: Avenel, New Jersey
- 1973: Houston, TX - Alkylation technology is introduced
- 1985: Middletown, Ohio
- 2016: New Waverly, Texas
- 2017: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1988: Enters the emulsion polymerization market
Peter Morrisroe named Chairman & CEO
Paul Morrisroe named President & COO
1993: Enters the personal care market
Begins selling internationally
1995: Air/SO3 sulfation technology introduced
1999: Peter Morrisroe retires
2000: Paul Morrisroe named Chairman & President
2002: 50th Anniversary
2005: Consolidates corporate accounting, sales, customer service and technical functions under one roof
Relocates corporate headquarters to Cincinnati, Ohio
2006: Expands drying capability in Avenel, New Jersey, facility
2007: Implements new company-wide IT system
Launches new corporate logo and website
2008: Expands alkylation and distillation capacity in Houston, Texas
Expands sulfonation capacity in Middletown, Ohio
Acquires the business aspects of Intertrade Holding Inc.
2010: Pamela Butcher named President & COO
Paul Morrisroe becomes Chairman & CEO
2011: Launches a World-Class Safety program.
2012: 60th Anniversary
Acquires Mason Chemical Company to enter the biocidal quat industry
2015: Paul Morrisroe retires as CEO
Pamela Butcher named CEO
2016: Acquires Liquid Minerals Group, Inc., to enter the organometallic fuel additives market
Pamela Butcher retires as CEO and joins the Board of Directors
Michael Scott named President
Attains certification under the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program
2017: Acquires ATRP Solutions, Inc., to expand its proprietary technologies in the oil field chemicals, lubricant additives and paints and coatings markets
ATRP Solutions, Inc. renamed Pilot Polymer Technologies, Inc.