Pinotti is former President of Wacker Chemical Holding Corporation's North American Operations of Wacker Chemie in Munich, Germany, a supplier of chemicals, silicon wafers, silicones, and ceramic powders. He is experienced in general management, joint venture management, strategic planning, restructuring, marketing, and quality process implementation. He served as Group Vice President, Chemicals for BASF Corporation and its predecessor, Badische Corporation and as Executive Vice President of Dow Unquinesa, a publicly held corporation in Bilbao, Spain. Other positions he held for Dow Chemical Company included General Manager of the Dow Chemical Iberian Operations and Managing Director of Dow Chimica Spain. He was also Marketing Manager for Industrial Chemicals in Zurich.
Pinotti has a bachelor's degree in education and an MBA from Stanford University.