Our Management

Management Biographies

Michael Scott

Michael Scott serves as President of Pilot Chemical Company. Mike joined Pilot after a successful 31-year career with Arkema and its predecessor companies, where he held a variety of positions in manufacturing, commercial development, marketing and strategic planning. His leadership roles at Arkema included Regional President for Acrylics and General Manager for Organic Peroxides. He started his career with M&T Chemicals. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and two children.

Glynn E. Goertzen

Glynn E. Goertzen serves as Vice President of Commercial, and has worked at Pilot for fifteen years. In his current position Glynn manages Pilot's sales, marketing, customer service, integrated supply chain, research & development and corporate accounts functions. Prior to joining Pilot, Glynn worked for Kerr McGee/North American Chemical & Univar for twelve years with various sales, marketing and product management responsibilities. Glynn received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance from the University of Akron and Master of Business Administration International Business from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri.

Susan K. Leslie

Susan K. Leslie serves as Vice President of Technology and Business Services for Pilot Chemical Company. In her current position Sue is responsible for quality, technical service and EHS&S. Sue joined Pilot in 1982 as a Process Engineer at the Lockland, Ohio facility where she spent three years. She spent the next seven years as Plant Engineer at the Middletown, Ohio facility and had a key role in the design, construction and start up of the plant. In 1992, she became Plant Manager where she spent the next ten years. Prior to moving to her current role, Sue held the position of Vice President, Quality Management Systems for almost three years. Sue received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Ken Eckroth

Ken Eckroth serves as Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering. He Joined Pilot in 2012 and is an experienced operations leader with 30 years in the chemical and manufacturing industry. Ken has worked for Shell, Lyondell, General  Electric/SABIC and most recently as the Director of Glass Fiber Operations at Hollingsworth and Vose. He has a diversified background which includes production, engineering, environmental and project engineering experience. Ken also brings international operations experience along with a passion for continuous improvement, safety and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Ken received a BS in Civil Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

David M. Waizmann

David M. Waizmann serves as Chief Financial Officer for Pilot Chemical Company. David joined Pilot in December 2005 as Controller. In his current position, David manages Pilot's accounting and finance functions. Prior to joining Pilot, David worked for Reynolds & Reynolds/ Relizon/Workflow One for over 8 years with various cost accounting, financial reporting and financial planning & analysis responsibilities. David received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton. David also is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Ohio and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Catherine Ochterski

Catherine Ochterski serves as Director of Human Resources and Administration for Pilot Chemical Company. Catherine joined Pilot in December 2005 as Manager of Human Resources. In her current position, Catherine manages Pilot's Human Resources function including recruiting, employee relations and benefits. Prior to joining Pilot, Catherine worked for Aero Fulfillment Services for 6 years as Director of Human Resources and with Standard Textile Company for 3 years as HR Representative. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Michigan State University and Master of Arts in Labor and Employment Relations from University of Cincinnati. Catherine also earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification in 2004.