Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, recently announced it has appointed Gautham Parthasarathy to the new position of vice president and general manager for its K-FLEX® business. Parthasarathy, who reportedly has extensive experience working with global chemical firms, will be responsible for overseeing the continued growth of the group’s K-FLEX platform and will assume responsibility for leadership of the business.

“Emerald Kalama Chemical continues to add key strategic resources to our organization to support the K-FLEX platform, which has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years due to increasing demand for more environmentally friendly materials that provide a greater value in terms of performance,” said Ed Gotch, president of the business group. “Gautham brings the global experience and functional skill to develop and execute on strategies to build the organization and infrastructure required to support this growing global business.”

Parthasarathy previously served as chief marketing officer of the Aditya Birla Group. Before that, he held in positions of increasing responsibility in business development, strategy, M&A, R&D, and Operations.

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