Pilot Chemical Co. recently announced that Rick Shook is retiring from after nearly 40 years, most recently serving as vice president of research and development. In his role as vice president of R&D, Shook was responsible for technology and innovation activities, including new products and new process developments. Shook reportedly plans to stay involved with Pilot as a consultant after his retirement.

Shook spent his entire career in R&D, joining Pilot’s Santa Fe Springs, Calif., facility as a chemist in December 1978. Through the years, he served in various roles that included lab supervisor, lab manager, corporate technical manager and director of research.

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