Michelman has hired Mr. Manoj Deorukhkar as its new India Country Manager, a newly created position at the company.
Mr. Deorukhkar will be responsible for oversight of all of the company's business units within the country - Paper & Corrugated; Flexible Packaging; Chemical Specialties; and Fibers and Composites. His hiring is a key development designed to help Michelman introduce its entire portfolio of technology to this key market.
Mr. Deorukhkar will be based in Michelman's Mumbai office, and will be an integral part of Michelman's Asia Pacific leadership team. His initial responsibilities will include supporting the introduction of Michelman products, and crafting a strategic plan that will best serve customers and prospects in India.
Deorukhkar brings over 25 years of chemical and coatings industry experience, most recently with Lubrizol Advanced Materials where he held the position of Associate Head of South Asia operations. Prior to that, Mr. Deorukhkar was Industry Sales Manager at Dow Corning.
Mr. Deorukhkar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Mumbai, and a degree in Business Management from Brilliant's School of Management located in Chennai, India.
Michelman is a global developer of water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated cartons; and water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries including wood care, industrial coatings, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Singapore, and a worldwide network of highly trained field technical support personnel.