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Pilot Chemical Names Glynn Goertzen VP of Corporate Development

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pilot Chemical Company announced that Glynn Goertzen, president of Pilot Chemical subsidiary Liquid Minerals Group Ltd., also has been named vice president of corporate development for the parent company.

In this role, Goertzen and his team will be responsible for identifying and evaluating new strategic opportunities, partnerships and acquisitions that align with Pilot Chemical’s business operations and growth initiatives.

“Glynn has played an important role in integrating and operating acquired companies and product lines during 20 years with the company,” said Pam Butcher, Pilot Chemical’s president and CEO. “These acquisitions have been an integral part of Pilot Chemical’s growth, adding value to our customers and suppliers. Glynn’s new role will allow us to leverage his expertise along with the strong foundation the company has laid over decades, positioning Pilot for future growth and expansion.”

Goertzen first joined Pilot Chemical in 1998, then advanced through several positions, including vice president of commercial, where he managed the company’s sales, marketing, customer service, integrated supply chain, research and development and corporate accounts functions.

“I am excited about this new challenge,” said Goertzen. “The opportunity to build upon our many industry relationships to find the next great product, company or technology is just another way to continue the Pilot growth story.”

Goertzen will lead corporate development from both the Liquid Minerals Group headquarters in Huntsville, Texas, and Pilot’s headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Reporting to Goertzen will be Sarah Mester, who will remain in her role as director of corporate development.

Pilot Chemical Company is a privately owned and independent global specialty chemical company providing high quality products and services to the disinfecting, sanitizing and cleaning; metalworking and lubricants; oil field and emulsion polymerization industries. Its proprietary core technologies involve alkylation, sulfonation, sulfation and a number of other specialty operations, including the production of biocidal quats, tertiary amine derivatives, polymers and organometallic fuel additives. Pilot, an industry leader in chemical innovation and safety, owns the most state-of-the-art continuous sulfation process in North America, is a leader in quaternary ammonium compounds, and is the world’s largest manufacturer of disulfonates. Pilot is certified under the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program. Pilot Chemical Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit .

Liquid Minerals Group Ltd. (LMG) is Pilot Chemical Company’s Huntsville, Texas, based fuel additives subsidiary. LMG is the largest manufacturer of high concentration oil soluble magnesium fuel additives in the industry with more than 50 years of experience in oil soluble magnesium additive products. The company focuses on finding unique solutions to common problems and providing value to its customers through intensive research and development. Product lines are being extended beyond magnesium and reach into many diverse markets. Key markets served include oil field, refinery, power generation and marine. For more information, visit .

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This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [310187].