London – Kedar Murthy has left his position as vice president and general manager of Lehigh Technologies, to take up a senior management role at Boston Materials Inc.
While confirming Murthy’s departure at the end of March, a spokesman for Lehigh said there was, as yet, no statement available about the development.
Murthy, who had been at Lehigh for over 10 years, was previously executive vice president of GPX International Tire and before that held senior management roles at Cabot Corp.
He helped to develop Lehigh from a start-up to the world’s largest supplier of micronised rubber materials and oversaw its acquisition by Michelin in October last year.
Bedford, Massachusetts-based Boston Materials announced Murthy’s appointment as chief commercial officer at the start of March.
The company specialises in the development of carbon-fibre composites for applications including aircraft, wind turbines, electric vehicles and bicycles.
Murthy holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Bruce Meyer, editor of ERJ sister title Rubber & Plastics News, contributed to this story