Pilar Castellanos Pineda is appointed Managing Director at IMCD Colombia 25th May 2021
IMCD, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, today announces the appointment of Pilar Castellanos Pineda as Managing Director of IMCD Colombia effective 25 May 2021. With 30 years of experience as a business owner in the chemical distribution industry, Pilar takes on the leadership position in Colombia and will be responsible for continuing the growth trajectory of both IMCD Colombia and Siliconas y Químicos, an IMCD company.
“I have been very impressed with IMCD and its entrepreneurial approach to be a market leader in Latin America,” said Pilar Castellanos Pineda, Managing Director, IMCD Colombia. “It is a special time to join the company and have a strategic role in developing IMCD’s story in Colombia. The opportunities for growth with suppliers and customers are exciting, and I am committed to strengthening IMCD’s technical and commercial footprint as a reliable solutions provider and formulatory expert.”
A chemical engineer, Pilar joins IMCD via the recent acquisition of Siliconas y Químicos, which she co-founded in 2000. Based in Bogotá, her entrepreneurial track record is driven by a passion for collaboration and an emphasis on building long-term relationships as a solutions provider to both supplier partners and customers. Upon Pilar’s appointment, her predecessor, Oscar Clavijo, will begin his transition into retirement.
“I thank Oscar for helping IMCD establish strong roots in Colombia, and I am delighted to welcome Pilar to lead our efforts to expand our business,” said Marcus Jordan, Americas President, IMCD. “Her intimate industry knowledge and experience of growing business are an excellent fit with the goals we have for IMCD Colombia. I’m confident that through her leadership and dedication for excellence, we are well-positioned to expand our existing business and develop our other core market segments.”
IMCD Colombia and Siliconas y Químicos, an IMCD company, serve formulators and manufacturing companies in Colombia with expertise in pharmaceuticals, food, nutrition, personal care, coatings, silicones, and other speciality industrial markets.