CINCINNATI – Pilot Chemical Co. has named James Ogle as the company’s new head of innovation – oil and gas at its innovation center located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ogle will be responsible for the strategic direction of application marketing, guiding innovation projects and the innovation pipeline for Pilot’s oil and gas business.

Ogle brings 11 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, the last nine of which were spent at Halliburton. There, he most recently served as the Global Product Line Manager for the company’s Stimulation Chemicals business unit, where he was responsible for growing the product line. Prior to that, he held the position of Discipline Lead – Chemistry Production Enhancement, where he led a chemical development team that was responsible for deployment of technologies leading to new product revenue.