Michael Washington

Lead Advisor


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:

  • Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management-Ghana: Eminent Member, Subject Matter Expert, Operations & Controls Stream
  • Executive Education Program, Emory University, Goizueta School of Business
  • Shell Global Leadership Program, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
  • Minority Business Executive Program, Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
  • Black Belt Certification – Six Sigma Training, Aveta Solutions
  • Board, Tuskegee University Business and Industry Cluster/Tuskegee Chemical Engineering Advisory Board
  • Advisory Council, North Carolina A&T State University School of Business and Economics
  • Vice President – Programs, 100 Black Men of Houston

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