ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 52

PORTRAIT
Sally Pavlica
Technical Sales Representative,
Vanderbilt Chemicals
"I'd have to say that my guiding principles are to
simply treat everyone the way I'd like to be treated
and really listen to one another. At the risk of
sounding a bit corny, I firmly believe that we'd all
be better off if more people actually started listening to one another. Also, you can't forget about
karma; what goes around, comes around."

passionate about getting more young women into technical
and scientific fields and supporting efforts for increased STEM
curriculums in schools. I'm also pretty passionate about my
NFL Houston Texans and St. Louis Blues in the NHL."
Sally and her fiancé, John Campbell, enjoying a Denver Broncos-Houston Texans
football game with friends (and Broncos fans) Clark and Judy Thompson.

MAKING HER WAY
"I started out my career as a formulation chemist in the automotive lubricant department at Cities Service Co. - which is
now Citgo Petroleum Corp., of course. My first manager had a
well-earned reputation of being a real 'hard-nose' and pretty
tough on those who worked for and around him. He was actually very fair but could be brutally honest, which scared a lot of
folks. He turned out to be a great mentor, because he taught
me not only about the lubricants industry, but also how to
make my way as a young professional female in this industry
that had very few professional women at the time. He pointed
out that I could always behave like 'one of the guys' but said
that if I wanted to be taken seriously and find success in the
industry, it would be much better to focus on learning everything I could about my subject. Over the years, I've moved
from research to product management to marketing tech
service to business planning and eventually into sales. I think
the only areas I missed were operation and production.
"This is my 37th year in the business, and I am so lucky to be
doing what I really enjoy! I love my customers, enjoy traveling
and work for a great company. Plus, I have a wonderful boss!
What more could one ask for?"

WHAT TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK
"I'm definitely a huge animal lover and support animal
rescue efforts. We have a rescued, 98-pound Rhodesian
Ridgeback-Labrador mix named Ted - certainly one of
the smartest and most lovable dogs I've ever had! I'm also

52

MAY 2018

| COMPOUNDINGS | ILMA.ORG

FINDING AN INTEREST
"My Chemistry 101 professor, Dr. Kay O. Watkins at Adams
State University in Alamosa, Colorado - which is a really small
school where I earned my undergraduate degree - got me so
interested in chemistry that I ended up changing my major
from pre-veterinarian to analytical chemistry. Dr. Watkins
would tell these great stories during lecture that somehow
always came back to chemistry as the solution. I guess you
could say that got me started."

LEARNING FROM MOM
"My mom went back to college when I started first grade.
I was the youngest of three, so she stayed home until that point
and then resumed her college studies to finish her undergraduate degree and went on to earn her master's in library science.
Even though I was just a little kid, we all had to pitch in and help
around the house more than before, and I remember it was my
dad who really pushed her to go back to school. I suppose the lesson from that was that as a family, we all have to work together
to reach our goals, and having a supportive, loving partner is critical to a happy and successful relationship. I'm very lucky in that
regard because my partner, John Campbell, is a wonderful guy!
He is in the business, too, as Radco's Global Sales Manager, which
makes going to all of our industry meetings much more fun."

FULL OF SURPRISES
"It might surprise most people that I have done two free-fall
parachute jumps from over 10,000 feet. I finished my first, and
so far only, marathon in 4 hours and 15 minutes. Most people
also probably don't know that I learned how to tear down and
successfully reassemble a transmission during a GM
Hydra-Matic training course - and without breaking a nail."


http://www.ILMA.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings May 2018

LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
Company Callout
WHAT’S COMING UP
NEW MEMBERS
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
In the Know
International Insight
Market Report
SMOOTH TRANSITION
PERILOUSLY OBSOLETE
HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
Cross Connections
PORTRAIT
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 1
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 2
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 5
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 6
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 7
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Company Callout
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 9
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - WHAT’S COMING UP
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 11
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 13
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 15
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 16
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - In the Know
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - International Insight
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 19
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Market Report
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 21
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - SMOOTH TRANSITION
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 23
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 24
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 25
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 26
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 27
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 28
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 29
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - PERILOUSLY OBSOLETE
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 31
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 32
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 33
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 35
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 36
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 37
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 38
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 39
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - BUSINESS HUB
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 41
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 43
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 44
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 45
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 46
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Member Connections
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 49
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Cross Connections
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - 51
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - PORTRAIT
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Cover3
ILMA Compoundings May 2018 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g110500_ILMA_vol69_no10
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g109884_ILMA_vol69_no9
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g109284_ILMA_vol69_no8
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g108494_ILMA_vol69_no7
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g107507_ILMA_vol69_no6
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g106483_ILMA_vol69_no5
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g105803_ILMA_vol69_no4
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g104743_ILMA_vol69_no3
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g103647_ILMA_vol69_no2
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g102869_ILMA_vol69_no1
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g101930_ILMA_vol68_no12
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g100836_ILMA_vol68_no11
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g99200_ILMA_vol68_no10
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g98468_ILMA_vol68_no9
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g97711_ILMA_vol68_no8
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G96767ILMA_vol68_no7
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G95397ILMA_vol65_no6
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G94323ILMA_vol68_no5
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G93127_ILMA_vol69_no4
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G91785_ILMA_vol68_no3
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G90956_ILMA_vol68_no2
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G89146_ILMA_vol68_no1
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G87981_ILMA_vol67_no12
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G85409_ILMA_vol67_no11
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G83595_ILMA_vol67_no10
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G81672_ILMA_vol67_no9
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G80238_ILMA_vol7_no8
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G79388_ILMA_vol7_no7
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G78361_ILMA_vol7_no6
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G77448_ILMA_vol7_no5
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G75899_ILMA_vol67_no4
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G75036_ILMA_vol67_no3
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G72720_ILMA_vol67_no2
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G72220_ILMA_vol67_no1
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G70970_ILMA_vol66_no12
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G69813_ILMA_vol66_no11
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G67522_ILMA_vol66_no10
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G66343_ILMA_vol66_no9
http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G64859_ILMA_vol66_no8
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com