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Michael Washington joined Pilko with more than 30 years of experience across a variety of business sectors including Oil & Gas, Consumer Products, and Foods. He has significant senior leadership experience in Supply Chain, Chemical and Contract Manufacturing, as well as Engineering and R&D. Michael has international leadership and training experience in North America, South and Central America and Asia. Most recently, he led integration for the joint venture startup of a polyethylene company, Bayport Polymers in La Porte, Texas.
Prior to Bayport, Michael was Site General Manager of Criterion Catalyst Technologies at Shell Oil Products Company where he led a chemical manufacturing facility producing 45 million pounds of chemical substrate used in refining catalyst manufacturing.
Michael held leader roles as Continuous Improvement Expert Americas; Shell Pennzoil-Quaker State as VP North American Logistics Operation; Diversapack, LLC as Director, Contract Manufacturing Division; Pedes Inc. as President/CEO; and The Procter & Gamble Company (Engineering, R&D, and Corporate Purchasing).
Other Professional Development Accomplishments include:
Michael received his Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering from Tuskegee University; Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Fisk University; Master of Arts, History and Culture, Union Institute and University and his PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies (Ethical and Creative Leadership) from Union Institute and University.