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Rakesh Pandita is the new Regional Head of AOC India

AOC announced the appointment of Rakesh Pandita as new Regional Head for the AOC India organization. Rakesh will be responsible for leading AOC’s commercial activities in India, as well as for growing the company’s presence in the Indian region.

Rakesh joins AOC from The Chemours India (formerly DuPont Performance Materials), operating as Business Head for Advanced Performance Materials. Previously, Rakesh has been working as Business Head India/ Sales Manager for DSM India in Vinyl Ester and Unsaturated Polyester Resins, and as Senior Manager Sales and Marketing for Petrochemicals (Polypropylene and Polyethylene) at Reliance Industries.

Particularly through his long employment with DSM (now operating under the AOC name), Rakesh brings an extensive experience in composites material systems, and on Vinyl Ester and Unsaturated Polyester resin applications.

“We are seeing continued market growth in India for composites applications, requiring quality resins, and our high reliability Vipel® and Atlac® Epoxy Vinyl Ester resins”, explains Stefan Osterwind, Managing Director AOC EMEA. “Therefore, we are very happy with the addition of Rakesh Pandita to our team, and the broad experience he brings from working with world-class companies in this field.”

Rakesh is an Indian national and will be working from AOC’s office in Pune, India. He will start in his new role as on June 15th, 2023 and will report to Stefan Osterwind (Managing Director AOC EMEA) and be supported by Kees den Besten (Business Development Manager for India and Middle East region). Stefan Osterwind and Kees den Besten have been closely working with Indian customers during their entire career and are very happy to help our Indian customers strengthening their business.

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