Pawtucket, Rhode Island – Teknor Apex Co. has appointed Suresh Swaminathan as its new president to succeed William Murray, who is retiring after 41 years with the company.
Swaminathan will be responsible for the company’s worldwide custom compounding business, the company announced 28 Oct.
He joined Teknor Apex as a process engineer in 1987 after receiving his MSc degree in polymer engineering from the University of Akron.
Subsequently he served as a technical manager, then as a plant manager, before taking on business development responsibilities for the company’s thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) products.
In 2018 he became executive vice president, overseeing the TPE and colour businesses while supervising all operations in Europe and Asia.
Teknor Apex operates thirteen manufacturing facilities in the US, Europe, and Asia and produces flexible and rigid vinyl, TPEs, polyamides, colour masterbatches, and speciality chemicals.
“In 32 years with Teknor Apex, Suresh has gained wide experience in technology, manufacturing, sales, and business management, and he has played an important role in our worldwide expansion,” said Jonathan Fain, CEO and chairman of the board.
Swaminathan, Fain added, will help strengthen the company’s commitment to innovation, global growth, and localised service to customers.