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  • R&D Chief Shook Retires from Pilot Chemical

    Rick Shook is retiring from Pilot Chemical Company after nearly 40 years, most recently serving as vice president of research and development. Shook 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 included lab supervisor, lab manager, corporate technical manager and director of research. In his role as vice president of R&D, Shook was responsible for technology...
  • ChemSectors on the road…

    SOCMA hosted its inaugural Specialties Forum on June 13 at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia. We recognize that industry networking events are important to our members and that is why SOCMA is bringing together decision makers for half-day events like our forum in Philadelphia...
  • InChem Sells Charlotte Plant To Private Investor Group

    InChem Holdings Inc. (InChemCorp.com), a leading contract chemical manufacturer based in the Carolinas, has sold its Charlotte plant at 12345 Steele Creek Rd. to a private investor group effective June 13...


  • Pilot Chemical Named Top Workplace

    Pilot Chemical Company has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Cincinnati Enquirer. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools
  • 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...
  • Lonza Reports Positive Start to 2018 with Businesses Along the Healthcare Continuum as Growth Drivers

    Lonza had a positive start to 2018 led by the businesses along the healthcare continuum. The former Capsugel business, now part of Lonza Pharma & Biotech and Lonza Consumer Health, has shown a strong performance following good progress on business and functional integration...
  • Largest Microwave-powered & UV LED wide-format Curing Line launches for R&D testing scaled to production

    ChemQuest Technology Institute (CQTI), in partnership with Heraeus Noblelight America, LLC, has begun scheduling trials on its newly installed state of the art, microwave-powered and UV LED wide-format curing systems deployed on its automated flat line in South Boston, VA...
  • Nova Molecular Technologies and Sustainability

    In the Chemical industry, decoupling economic growth from natural resource use is fundamental to sustainable development, together with adherence to international norms on management

     of hazardous chemicals and wastes...

  • Continued Commitment to Quality: Strem Chemicals, Inc. Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

    Strem Chemicals, Inc. remains steadfast in their pursuit to provide high-quality chemicals since its establishment in 1964.  On April 12, 2018 Strem's corporate headquarters in Newburyport, Massachusetts achieved an updated certification under ISO 9001:2015 for the Quality Management System (QMS) standard...
  • Lonza Publishes Additional Details About Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) Target Calculation

    On March 22, 2018Lonza published the invitation to the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the Annual Report for the fiscal year 2017...
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Jenny Gaines
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(571) 348-5110
gainesj@socma.com