Pilot Chemical Corp, a specialty chemical company, announced Pamela Butcher will step down from her CEO role effective January 1, 2021.
Butcher will remain on the Pilot board of directors and serve as a special advisor to the chairman.
“Pam’s leadership and guidance over the past 10 years have been instrumental in making Pilot the success it is today,” said Paul Morrisroe, chairman of the Pilot board of directors. “Without her determined efforts, visionary business acumen, industry knowledge and concern for employees, customers and our communities, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We are extremely pleased to have her remain on our board and to serve in a new capacity as a special advisor to the chairman.”
Mike Clark, president and COO of the company, will continue in her place, serving as Pilot's top executive and reporting to the board of directors. Clark has been with the company for two years and will soon oversee nine locations and more than 400 employees in his top leadership position, beginning 2021.
Clark and Butcher will work together to ensure a seamless transition.
"I appreciate not only the board’s confidence in my ability to lead Pilot Chemical, but also the high bar set by Pam,” said Clark. “I look forward to continuing to expand the company’s emphasis on high quality and innovation.”