George H. Hill
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
George H. Hill, Chairman & CEO of Diversified Chemical Technologies, Inc., is a native Detroiter. He attended Cass Technical High School and Wayne State University where he received a B.A. in Political Science in 1962 and did graduate work in Political Science, Business and Law. He began his career at Michigan Bell Telephone in their marketing department and held several positions thereafter as an employment manager and a manager of commercial accounts. In 1968, he joined Chrysler Corporation as a labor relations specialist and stayed in the human resource function in management development and recruitment until 1971 when he went into business with a long-time school and college friend. Because of his position in Detroit’s black community, his exposure to the media while at Michigan Bell, and his knowledge of employment problems, George was approached by Detroit’s W.J.B.K. TV, a CBS affiliate, to host Job Opportunity Line in 1968. It was the first instance of a Black person on a regularly scheduled TV show in the Detroit area.
George Hill and his partner started Diversified Chemical Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, in 1970, in the back of George’s home in Detroit, Michigan. After many years in business together, George is now sole proprietor of Diversified Chemical Technologies, Inc. The parent company is comprised of three operating companies: Adhesive Systems, Inc., Diversified Chemical Technologies, Inc. and Paperworks, Inc. The facilities consist of three plants located in Detroit and Highland Park, Michigan.
George’s community activities include, but are not limited to:
– Procter & Gamble MBE Advisory Board Member
– Wayne State University Board of Advisors for the College of Science & Liberal Arts
– Detroit International Jazz Festival, Chairman of the Board
– Board Member of the Michigan State Community Music School
– LeadersUp (Talent development accelerator for Youth Employment), Vice Chairman
George is married to Kathleen and between them, they have six children and eight grandchildren.