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

ATRP Solutions, Inc. Renamed Pilot Polymer Technologies, Inc.

ATRP Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Pilot Chemical Company, is now Pilot Polymer Technologies, Inc. (PPT). The new name better reflects PPT’s broadening proprietary technologies in important chemical markets. “Our name change shows Pilot Chemical’s commitment to growth and innovation in the specialty polymer market,” said Patrick McCarthy, president of… Read More

Published December 21, 2017

Pilot Chemical Names Pamela Butcher as CEO and President

CINCINNATI (Nov. 30, 2017) – Pilot Chemical Company announced that Pamela Butcher has been named CEO and president, effective immediately. Butcher has served in various capacities for Pilot Chemical, including CEO, president, COO and member of the board of directors over the last seven years. She replaces former president Michael… Read More

Published November 30, 2017

Pilot Chemical Employees Volunteer at the 2017 Prepare Affair

On Saturday, November 11th, Pilot Chemical employees volunteered for the 2017 Prepare Affair! The Prepare Affair is an event organized by People Working Cooperatively that helps low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners prepare their homes for winter. Pilot volunteers raked leaves to prepare homes for the coming months. To see pictures,… Read More

Published November 13, 2017

Pilot Hosts First International Distributor Conference

Pilot Chemical hosted its first International Distributors’ Technical Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 17th and 18th. Attending on behalf of Pilot were Business Director Dave Waizmann, and Corporate Technical Manager Rick Shook. The conference was a great opportunity for our international distributors to learn more about Pilot product lines. Read More

Published October 27, 2017

Pilot Chemical Attends Cincinnati Manufacturing Forum

Today, October 17, 2017, Pilot Chemical attended the 2017 Manufacturing Forum hosted by Sharonville Chamber of Commerce. Pilot’s VP of manufacturing and engineering, Chis Leedy, co-presented with Cincinnati State about a chemical operator training initiative that Pilot has been developing for 3 years. The Manufacturing Form, Workforce Development 2017, is… Read More

Published October 17, 2017

Pilot Chemical Named to the 2017 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100

Pilot Chemical is proud to be ranked 35th on the 2017 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100, a ranking of the largest privately owned companies in the Cincinnati area. The Deloitte 100 companies and their rankings were announced on October 8 in the Cincinnati Enquirer and on Cincinnati.com. Pilot Chemical has been… Read More

Published October 9, 2017