Pilot Chemical Company today announced that Pam Butcher, President and COO, has informed the Pilot Board of Directors that she would like to begin an orderly transition from her current role in order to have more time to pursue other interests.
Paul Morrisroe, Chairman and CEO, stated "Although we regret losing someone with Pam’s impressive management capabilities, we do respect Pam’s request. We acknowledge and greatly appreciate the strong leadership that Pam has contributed over the past 6 years which has been a key to Pilot's success."
He also stated "Pam will continue to serve in her role of President and COO with full managerial responsibilities until a successor is named and the transition is complete. I am very pleased that she has accepted an invitation to join Pilot Chemical’s Board of Directors following the transition. Her 35 years of business and leadership experience at Dow Chemical and Pilot Chemical will provide Pilot with valuable understanding of our company and insights into the industries it serves."
The Pilot Board has formed a search committee to identify a new President. The executive search firm of Howard & O’Brien has been retained to advise the Board on potential candidates with the expectation of someone being identified before December.
"Pilot is poised for great continuing success, and I believe this step in the evolution of leadership will only continue the trajectory of growth and opportunity," said Morrisroe.
Pilot Chemical is a privately owned and independent global specialty chemical company providing high quality products and services to the household and industrial detergent, personal care, lubricant, oilfield, emulsion polymerization, disinfecting, and sanitizing industries. Proprietary core technologies involve alkylation, sulfonation, sulfation and a number of other specialty operations, including the production of biocidal quats and tertiary amine derivatives. 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 Chemical Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.