On 14 August Huntsman Textile Effects has announced the appointment of Rajiv Banavali as its new Global Vice President of Research and Technology (R&T), which will be effective from August 10. A press statement said that 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.
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high-quality dyes, chemicals and digital inks to the textile and related industries. With operations in more than 90 countries and six primary manufacturing facilities in six countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Thailand), Huntsman Textile Effects is uniquely positioned to provide prompt and expert technical service wherever their customers are based. Sustainability, innovation, and collaboration are at the heart of what they do.
Rajiv Banavali has more than 20 years’ experience in the development and execution of R&D strategies and the advancement of innovation platforms for both product and process technology roadmaps. Rajiv has proven success in leading large, global research organizations in the development and commercialization of technologies in the area of specialty chemicals, both in his last working organization Honeywell and Rohm & Haas.
Rajiv holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Missouri, USA. Rajiv will be based in Singapore and will relocate from New Jersey, the USA said the press release.
Quoting Rohit Aggarwal the release said, “As the global textiles industry transitions to new business models in an increasingly competitive and tightly regulated environment, it is now more important than ever that Huntsman Textile Effects remains innovative, flexible and close to our customers.”
“We are extremely pleased to have 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,” he continued.