Pilot Chemical appoints Jim Hohman to its Board of Directors

– USA, OH – The Pilot Chemical Company Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of James J. Hohman as a Director of the Company, effective immediately.

“Jim’s significant management and leadership experience in the chemical industry and across many of its end-use markets will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors,” said Paul Morrisroe, Chairman and CEO of Pilot. “We appreciate his willingness to serve as a director and as Pilot continues to grow, we look forward to benefiting from his judgment and counsel.”

Most recently, Hohman served as corporate Senior Vice President of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., and as President of OMNOVA’s Performance Chemicals business segment.

Prior to joining OMNOVA’s parent company, GenCorp, as Director of Strategic Business Development for the Specialty Polymers business segment, Hohman held numerous key management, business and marketing positions with BP Chemicals and BFGoodrich.

Hohman earned a bachelor’s degree in Honors Chemistry from The Ohio State University and MBA from the University of Louisville. He was a member of the Corporate Visiting Committee of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Strategic Review Executive Taskforce of the American Chemistry Council, as well as a former member of the Advisory Board of The Ohio State University’s College of Math and Physical Sciences. From 2002 to 2010, he also served as a founding board member for RohmNova, a joint venture company owned jointly by OMNOVA Solutions and Rohm & Haas Corporation.

About Pilot Chemical Company

Pilot Chemical is a privately owned and independent global specialty chemical company providing high quality products and services to the household and industrial detergent, personal care, lubricant, oilfield, emulsion polymerization, textile and agriculture industries. Proprietary core technologies involve alkylation, sulfonation, sulfation and a number of other specialty operations. Pilot, an industry leader in chemical innovation and safety, owns the most state-of-the-art continuous sulfation process in North America and is the world’s largest manufacturer of disulfonates. Pilot Chemical Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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