Pilot Chemical Sales Manager interviewed by Global Business Reports

Bert Gutierrez, General Manager of Latin America, was recently interviewed by Global Business Reports. During the interview, he discussed Pilot’s business vision and its current opportunities in the Latin American market. When Bert was asked about the sector offering the most opportunity for growth in Mexico, Bert mentioned oil… Read More

Published November 8, 2018

Pilot Chemical Company Names John Brantley to Board of Directors

Pilot Chemical Company made two important changes to its Board of Directors, effective immediately, electing veteran attorney John R. Brantley as a Director and naming longtime Director Bob Cellura as its first Director Emeritus. As a partner in the Houston office of international law firm Bracewell LLP, Brantley advises public… Read More

Published August 9, 2018

Are the Number of Food Contamination Outbreaks Increasing?

Over the past several months we have seen a whirlwind of food contamination outbreaks, from romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli to Honey Smacks contaminated with Salmonella. This article will go into more detail regarding those, and other food contamination outbreaks. The CDC estimates that each… Read More

Published August 2, 2018

R&D Chief Rick Shook Retires from Pilot Chemical

Rick Shook is retiring from Pilot Chemical Company today after nearly 40 years, most recently serving as vice president of research and development. Rick spent his entire career in R&D, joining Pilot’s Santa Fe Springs facility in California as a chemist in December 1978 and serving in roles over the years that… Read More

Published June 29, 2018

Zika Virus

Zika virus was first discovered in 1947 and is named after the Zika Forest in Uganda. In 1952, the first human cases of Zika were detected. Since then, outbreaks of Zika have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. As of May 10, 2016, there were 472… Read More

Published June 6, 2018

Ammonia vs. Ammonium

I get asked this question a lot— “How much ammonia is in our quat?” Also, from water treatment companies or waste water facilities I hear, “When quat breaks down, how much ammonia is released?” The answer to both is “none”. Alkyl quaternium compounds (quats) do not contain or release ammonia. Read More

Published June 6, 2018

Potential Impact of Quats in Waste Treatment Systems

This article is in response to the many questions I get regarding information on the biodegradation of quaternary ammonium (quat) biocides (ADBAC and DDAC) and the relationship to potential impact on the functioning of wastewater treatment systems. There are three primary considerations when examining the impact of the quats on… Read More

Published June 6, 2018

Pilot Chemical Names Mike Clark as COO

Mike Clark has been named COO of Pilot Chemical Company, effective immediately. Clark most recently served as Vice President – Organics at Sasol Performance Chemicals in Houston. He will report to Pilot’s CEO and President, Pam Butcher. The announcement follows an extensive search conducted by Pilot’s Board of Directors. Read More

Published May 29, 2018

Pilot Chemical Names Glynn Goertzen VP of Corporate Development

Pilot Chemical Company announced that Glynn Goertzen, president of Pilot Chemical subsidiary Liquid Minerals Group Ltd., also has been named vice president of corporate development for the parent company. In this role, Goertzen and his team will be responsible for identifying and evaluating new strategic opportunities, partnerships and acquisitions that… Read More

Published February 13, 2018

Pilot Chemical Company Launches New Technology and Innovation Initiative

Today, January 16, 2018, Pilot Chemical Company announced it is investing $5 million this year – and tens of millions of dollars over the next five years – in technology and innovation. A majority of the investment will create and support a state-of-the-art Innovation Center, as well as expand the… Read More

Published January 16, 2018