Pilot Chemical Announces Two Staff Promotions

May 12, 2022

Pilot Chemical Co. has increased its commitment to sustainability with two recent employee promotions.

Hans Hummel has been promoted to the newly created position of sustainability manager. He has been with Pilot since 2018 when he joined the company from Lonza as business manager – biocides. In his new role, Hummel, who holds a Certificate in Corporate Sustainability from the Harvard Extension School, will develop, oversee, and administer Pilot’s sustainability strategy.

In a related move, Jeff Crume has been elevated to Hummel’s previous position of business manager – biocides. Crume has been with Pilot since 2017, serving in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as industrial sales manager.

“We’re fortunate to have Hans and Jeff on the team—they bring a great depth of expertise to our company and are passionate about our work and our customers,” said Glynn Goertzen, Pilot vice president of technology & innovation and corporate development. “Coupled with the progress we’re making against our sustainability strategy and the number of new product innovations and developments on the horizon, we’re well positioned for the future.”

About Pilot
Pilot Chemical Co. is a privately owned and independent global specialty chemical company providing products and services to the disinfecting, sanitizing, and cleaning; metalworking and lubricants; oil field; and emulsion polymerization industries. For more information, visit