Long-time Pilot Chemical Company plant manager retires


Jackie Koopman

Account Manager
1 (800)- 70- PILOT

– Tom Melhorn, plant manager of Pilot Chemical Company’s Lockland, Ohio facility, retired on May 1, 2017, after 38 years of service.
Melhorn joined Pilot as a quality control (QC) chemist in 1978 and quickly worked his way up to plant manager, where he served for 30 years. Among other milestones, he was instrumental in the development of several key product lines and upheld a notable safety record, completing 15 years without a lost-time accident.  
“Tom has been an important part of the Pilot family and a valued asset in the community for more than three decades,” said Paul Morrisroe, chairman of Pilot Chemical’s board of directors. “We thank him for his years of service and wish him well in his retirement.”

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.

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