Pawtucket, Rhode Island - Teknor Apex Co. has appointed Sachin Sakhalkar to vice president for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), the company announced 24 July.
Sakhalkar will have global responsibility for the company’s TPE business, including compounds, which are manufactured at Teknor’s eight locations in the US, Belgium, Germany and Singapore.
Sakhalkar joined Teknor Apex in 2005 as a new business development manager for the TPE Division and was ultimately promoted to business manager for the TPE business in the Americas in 2015.
Prior to joining Teknor Apex, Sakhalkar worked with Basell Polyolefins (now LyondellBasell Industries) for seven years as manager of strategic marketing and innovation.
“Sachin has already played a central role in the strong growth of our TPE business in the Americas and will build on this success in his new global position,” said Suresh Swaminathan, executive vice president.
Sakhalkar holds a PhD in chemical engineering from Clemson University, an MBA in business administration from the RH Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Teknor offers a wide range of TPEs for various applications, including electrical and electronics, medical devices, consumer and industrial products.