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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Honeywell UOP @ Penang, Malaysia, & its CEO

Recently, on May 24, 2012, Honeywell company has announced it has opened a new manufacturing plant in Penang, Malaysia. This plant will be producing natural gas membrane elements to support the growing natural gas market.

I guess many are curious of who's the CEO of the newly opened Honeywell UOP @ Penang. He's Dr. Rajeev Gautam. His profile as follows:

Dr. Rajeev Gautam
President and Chief Executive Officer for UOP
Dr. Rajeev Gautam is President and Chief Executive Officer for UOP, a leading international supplier of process technology, catalysts, engineered systems, and technical and engineering services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing industries.  Prior to this appointment, he was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Specialty Materials in Honeywell. Dr. Gautam started his career with Union Carbide in 1978 and became part of the joint venture with UOP in 1988. Over the last 30 years he has held key positions spanning R&D, Engineering, and Marketing, including Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for UOP, Director for Process Technology & Equipment Development; Technology Director for Platforming and Isomerization Technologies; Product Line Manager for the Aromatic Derivatives Business; Senior Manager of Adsorption Technology, and Manager of Molecular Sieve Process Technology. Throughout his career Dr. Gautam has championed innovative solutions to industry needs and has been responsible for the development and commercialization of a broad range of catalytic and separations applications for the refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University, a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. 


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