CINCINNATI — Pilot Chemical Co., Cincinnati, has named Mike Clark COO of the company. The appointment is 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. The announcement follows an extensive search conducted by Pilot’s board of directors.

“The board and I are excited to welcome Mike to the Pilot team,” said Paul Morrisroe, Chairman. “We are confident that his extensive industry management experience, both here and abroad, will contribute to Pilot’s growth and success in the future.”

During his tenure at Sasol, Clark held management positions in sales and marketing, business development, and strategic planning. Prior to that, he served in management roles for CONDEA Chemie (later Sasol O&S) in Germany. Clark, a native of Hamilton, Ohio, began his career with Vista Chemical Co.

“I am excited to join a private, family business with such a sterling reputation,” said Clark. “Pilot began with innovation, quality production and a focus on customers, and I look forward to building on that foundation.”

Clark will lead corporate operations from the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati. He will oversee the Business and Commercial; Manufacturing and Engineering; Integrated Supply Chain and Customer Service; and Environmental Health, Safety and Quality departments, with approximately 220 employees across five locations.