Dr. Rajaram brings more than twenty-five years of experience and numerous highly profitable successes as a senior global marketing and commercial operations executive within public and private companies across multiple industries. His global experience includes leading marketing and pricing functions, strategic planning, implementing global strategic corporate initiatives, delivering organic growth through launching new products to inorganic growth through leading a series of acquisitions to penetrate adjacent markets. He has led business units and incubators within Fortune 500 companies and led an operational turnaround of a $2 billion printing and writing paper company in the U.S.
He was most recently Senior Vice President, Global Marketing with Protective Industries, where he led global strategic growth with a focus on digital marketing, e-commerce, and global expansion through organic growth and M&A, while developing a structured process for continuously improving profitability.
Previously, Dr. Rajaram served as Vice President, Marketing for the Industrial Distribution business unit of Superior Essex Corporation; and led strategy, business development, and marketing functions at Honeywell, Lubrizol, and Stora Enso. Dr. Rajaram began his career with Dow Corning Corporation in 1996, joining as a Research Engineer in sealant product development and gained experience in a variety of strategy and commercial functions.
Dr. Rajaram holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, a Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, a Master of Science in Chemistry from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and a BTech in Chemical Engineering from Anna University, College of Technology, in Chennai, India.