Pilot Chemical Company named Richard Rehg vice president of commercial. He will report to Mike Clark, Pilot’s president and COO.
A 30-year veteran of the chemical industry, Rehg will provide global leadership and direction for Pilot’s primary business functions, sales and marketing and support the development and commercialization of new products and technologies. He will lead commercial operations from Pilot’s headquarters in Cincinnati and oversee about 30 employees, including three newly named business managers: Christina May - Surfactants, Hans Hummel - Biocides, and Kirk Schlup - Additives and Aristonate®.
“Richard will play an important role in the continued growth of our core business, identifying new opportunities for product development and increasing our customer focus,” said Clark. “These are critical areas as we carry out a refreshed strategy designed to drive growth.”
“I am excited to join Pilot as it deepens its focus on customers and innovation,” said Rehg. “The company has a strong track record, and I look forward to helping the Pilot team accelerate this transition.”
Rehg joins Pilot after three decades at Sasol Performance Chemicals and its predecessor companies, where he held management positions in sales and marketing, strategy and innovation and key account management. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame.