Pilot Chemical has announced the appointment of Mike Clark as CEO, replacing Pamela Butcher effective January 1, 2021. The appointment comes as part of a "planned transition and structuring of the Pilot organization to continue the growth and innovation that has enabled it to be successful for more than 69 years."
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According to the company, Butcher has been with the company for the past 10 years and will remain on the Pilot board of directors and serve as a special adviser to the chairman.
Clark joined Pilot in early 2018 and currently serves as the president and COO of the company. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.
Paul Morrisroe, chairman of the Pilot board of directors, said: "Pam’s leadership and guidance over the past 10 years have been instrumental in making Pilot the success it is today. Without her determined efforts, visionary business acumen, industry knowledge and concern for employees, customers, and our communities, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We are extremely pleased to have her remain on our Board and to serve in a new capacity as a special adviser to the Chairman.
"We are pleased with Mike’s leadership capabilities and his ability to deliver value-adding results in these challenging times,” said Morrisroe. “Mike is well respected within Pilot and the industry. The board looks forward to working with him as he leads the company going forward."
“I appreciate not only the board’s confidence in my ability to lead Pilot Chemical but also the high bar set by Pam," Clark said. "I look forward to continuing to expand the company’s emphasis on high quality and innovation.”
"Our Pilot team members and customers are at the center of all that we do," Butcher said. "With our continued focus on innovation and investment in the business, the company is well positioned for the future to carry the momentum forward under Mike’s leadership. I’m proud of our team and want to thank our customers for their support over the years. I’m looking forward to my new role.”