Jock Hamilton Portrait

Jock Hamilton
Founder

Our Founder

Jock Hamilton (1941 – 2002)

Jock began in the industry as a service professional in Brentwood, CA. Jock serviced pools of the stars while studying chemistry at Santa Monica Community College. Through research he developed his unique method to pool balancing. This later became the Hamilton Index™ – the first index for pool balancing.

Jock originally founded the company in 1974, attempting to produce dry Cyanuric Acid utilizing microwaves. In 1981, friend and colleague Tony Medina tipped Jock to the possibility of using Sodium Bromide as an algaecide. This led to the development of Yellow Treat® which was a huge success.

Jock passed away in 2002. His wife Jacki assumed ownership of the company and his son Scott became CEO in 2011.

Learn about our core idealogy

Jacki Hamilton
Owner

Our Owner

Jacki Hamilton

Jacki inherited the company from her husband Jock in 2002. An Elementary school teacher by trade, she had to quickly step into a new world in managing a business. She had one simple goal for the company’s difficult transition after losing it’s founder: keep our people happy. When asked about what kept them going through the hard times, one reason kept coming up: because they loved and cared about Jacki.

Although Jacki is less directly involved in the company these days, she still remains present. She regularly visits the employees, taking a special interest in their lives. She continues her commitment to spreading happiness everywhere she goes – both inside and outside of United Chemical.

Scott Hamilton
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Our Chief Executive Officer

Scott Hamilton

Jock ran United Chemical as an extension of himself, and thus infused the company with his core beliefs. When Jock’s son took over responsibility of the company, he made it a priority to codify these beliefs and make them an integral part of the company’s culture. 

Scott describes these core beliefs through various stories of how Jock ran the company, and his overall view on business, ethics, and purpose.

read scott's stories about jock

meet the people

Omer Amezquita
CHIEF PRODUCTION OFFICER

Paola zamora
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Maritza Orozco
Chief Human and Regulatory Officer

Rick Hild
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER / ca sales

MARIA HURTADO
Order specialist

ADENIKE FADINA
DIGITAL MARKETING

Shawn Bufford
tech support / texas sales

YOLANDA JIMENEZ
Customer Support

VANESSA OROZCO
LOGISTICS specialist

Norberto armenta
production assistant

ignacio lechuga
production

salvador ramirez
production

rigoberto zavala
PRODUCTION

javier zavala
grounds maintenance

Juana Orozco
Custodian

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