Pilot Chemical is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Harpum as the company’s new metalworking and lubricants sales manager at its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Harpum will be responsible for sales strategy and customer relationships for Pilot’s metalworking and lubricants business in North America.
Harpum brings more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry to this position. He started his career as an agrochemical formulation chemist and for the last 25 years has held roles in sales management, global key account management and regional and national sales leadership for Shell, Uniroyal Chemical, Crompton, Cognis, BASF, and Chemtura.
He most recently served as the chief commercial officer for Weylchem US and was responsible for initiating new processes for efficiency and improvement in business operations, customer relationships and new business opportunities. Originally from London, England, Harpum earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Kent, UK and is a member and graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry, where he is accredited as a Chartered Chemist (CChem).