Pilot Chemical Corp. recently announced it has launched a revitalized strategy intended to increase growth and innovation and put a deeper focus on its employees and customers. As such, Mike Clark has been appointed to the position of president and will oversee implementation of the strategy. He will continue to report to Pam Butcher, CEO, and will retain his position as chief operating officer.

“Mike brings fresh eyes and experience with turning strategy into operational and financial success,” said Butcher. “He is a strong leader who brings a good line of sight to Pilot’s vision while managing the ongoing operation of our business.”

In addition, the senior leadership team has been reorganized to align against the new strategy. No jobs have been eliminated in the initiative.

Glynn Goertzen, president of Pilot’s liquid minerals group subsidiary and Pilot’s vice president of corporate development, will lead the launch and execution of the change management program, along with ensuring strategic alignment across all functions. Bill Rohrer, who has been named director of strategy and project management, will support Goertzen.

Catherine Ochterski has been named vice president of human resources. In this role, she will reportedly deepen the company’s focus on recruiting, training, retaining and empowering employees.

Mike Bizzarro has been named director of manufacturing, in addition to his current role as the manager of the Middletown, Ohio, manufacturing site. He will support plant managers and promote the implementation of best practices across Pilot’s five manufacturing facilities.

David Waizmann has assumed the role of director of digitalization. He will oversee the development and execution of a comprehensive digitalization road map.

Mark Moser has been named director of information technology, a role in which he will oversee the upgrading of Pilot’s IT infrastructure companywide. 

For more information, visit www.pilotchemical.com.