Huntsman names Rajiv Banavali as VP, research & technology

16 Aug '18
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Rajiv Banavali/Courtesy: Huntsman
Rajiv Banavali/Courtesy: Huntsman

Huntsman Textile Effects, a provider of high quality dyes, chemicals, and digital inks, has named Rajiv Banavali as its global vice president of research and technology, effective August 10. 2018. Rajiv will join the textile effects senior management as part of its global leadership team and will report directly to Rohit Aggarwal, president textile effects.

Rajiv joins from Honeywell International where he held several research and development leadership roles including his most recent, as vice president, chief technology officer, with its advanced materials division. He has more than 20 years of experience in the development and execution of R&D strategies and the advancement of innovation platforms for both product and process technology roadmaps, according to a press release.

Rajiv has proven success in leading large, global research organisations in the development and commercialisation of technologies in the area of specialty chemicals, both at Honeywell and at his previous employer, Rohm & Haas. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Missouri, US. Rajiv will be based in Singapore and will relocate from New Jersey, US.

Rohit Aggarwal said, “We are extremely pleased to have in Rajiv, a highly experienced candidate with a global outlook and an acute commercial acumen, to lead a critical area of our business, focusing on advancing our sustainability agenda while progressing the research and innovation of our product portfolio.”

Rajiv succeeds Sarada Namhata who is retiring after five years in the role. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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