Star Thermoplastics: Sanjeevaiah is new Vice President of Technology

Star Thermoplastics Alloys & Rubbers has announced the appointment of Dr. Prakash Sanjeevaiah as Vice President of Technology. He joined the company in 2008 as Manager, Research and Development. Over the past decade he has made significant technical and commercial contributions which led to his advancement to Director of Technology in early 2018. Several new products have been commercialised under his technical leadership, contributing to Star’s revenue growth. In addition to managing Star’s technology organisation, Prakash Sanjeevaiah is leading all IT functions, Scale Up and Quality. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the TPE Special Interest Group of SPE. He is also very active in the SPE and RAPRA conferences as a thought leader and presenter.

Dr. Prakash Sanjeevaiah (Source: Star Thermoplastics Alloys & Rubbers, Inc.)

Dr. Prakash Sanjeevaiah earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Loyola University Chicago in 2008, MS in Analytical Chemistry, and a BS in Chemistry from Bangalore University. He is a co-inventor of two patents, filed in 2019, and author of several conference papers on thermoplastic elastomers. He worked for five years in the plastics industry, including a two-year stint at GE Plastics in India, prior to his graduate studies in the United States.

Tom Dieschbourg, CEO/Owner of Star Thermoplastics said that Prakash’s most recent game-changing contribution has been providing leadership to a major customer program. The project opportunity with this customer was a direct result of his outstanding relationship with one of the company’s key suppliers.