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  • Pilot Chemical Company Names John Brantley to Board of Directors

    CINCINNATI – Pilot Chemical Company made two important changes to its Board of Directors, effective immediately, electing veteran attorney John R. Brantley as a Director and naming longtime Director Bob Cellura as its first Director Emeritus.
  • Pilot Chemical Company Opens New Innovation Center

    PITTSBURGH – Pilot Chemical Company officially opened its new, state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., on July 25. The center -- an expansion of the Pilot Polymer Technologies laboratory facility in Pittsburgh -- doubles the size of the original facility. Pilot Chemical has added nine new roles to staff the facility, built to address customer needs and develop new products.
  • Lonza Reports Strong Momentum with Organic Growth of 8% Sales and 11% CORE EBITDA in H1 2018

    Lonza today reported a strong 8.2% organic (like-for-like) sales growth, double-digit organic CORE EBITDA and CORE EBIT growth and continued CORE EBITDA margin improvement during the first half of 2018. One year after the successful closing of the Capsugel acquisition, sales amounted to CHF 3.1 billion for the Half-Year 2018
  • 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...


  • SOCMA Encourages Long-Term Reauthorization of CFATS in Congressional Testimony

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) today testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment, encouraging long-term reauthorization of the Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). 
  • 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...
  • Did You Know? Learn More About Our ChemSectors

    ChemSectors is designed to help members with commercial developments and insights up and down the supply-chain. Here are facts about our members and our industry...
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