Management

The Management Board introduces themselves.

Ravindra Kumar

President and CEO

Education:
1992 - 1996Studied chemical technology at Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, India
Professional career:
July 1996 - September 2002Asian Paints
Sales and key account management serving automotive industry
October 2002 - June 2008Huntsman Polyurethanes India
Various commercial positions serving Automotive, Home appliance, Construction, Footwear and Furniture industries in India
July 2008 - December 2008BASF
Business Manager Specialty Foams - Asia Pacific 
January 2009 - January 2012Huntsman Polyurethanes India
Commercial leadership position for India Sub-Continent market
February 2012 - November 2013Huntsman Polyurethanes Europe
Automotive Platform Manager - EAIME region
January 2014 - July 2019ELANTAS Beck India 
Managing Director
August 2019 - December 2019ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
Managing Director
Since January 2020ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
President and CEO

Susanne McHale

Director of Operations

Education:
1983Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering - Missouri University of Science and Technology
Professional career:
1983 - 1985ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
R&D Chemist / Pilot Plant Intern
1985 - 1992ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
Pilot Plant Manager
1992 - 1998ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
Process Engineering Manager
1998 - 2004ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
Production, Maintenance and Process Engineering Manager
Since 2004ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
Director of Operations

Jacobi Rajah

Purchasing Director

Education:
2002 - 2006Studied Criminal Justice the Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
2006 - 2007Studied Transportation Management at the United States Army Transportation School
2007Studied advanced infantry incursion and skills at United States Army Ranger School and Airborne Jump School
2009Studied advanced counter insurgency and counter intelligence strategies and tactics at the United States Army Special Forces Qualification and Training School
2009 - 2010Studied Supply Chain and Logistics Management at the United States Army Logistics Management College
Professional career:
May 2006 - April 2015United States Army
Various leadership positions over wide variety of responsibilities for supply chain, logistics, procurement, contracting, and asset management.
February 2016 - September 2016Express Scripts
Operations Manager
September 2016 - April 2018Anheuser Busch InBec
Logistics Inventory Manager
Since April 2018ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
Purchasing Director

Jim McMillin

Vice President Finance & CFO

Education:
BSBA Accounting, The Ohio State University
Professional career:
1979 - 1985Ernst & Young (CPA) Audit Practice
Focused on audits primarily in the manufacturing sector, started career in the St. Louis office, followed by the Oklahoma City office.
1986 - 2002Blue Circle Industries PLC (LaFarge SA)
Various financial positions in the North American Headquarters (Atlanta), at both the Corporate & Division levels, serving the building materials industry.
Three year posting to Malaysia, focusing on regional business integration of building materials acquisitions.
2002 - 2005Sensient Technologies
Various financial positions in the Division HG, serving both the global food & ink technology markets.
Since June 2005ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
Vice President Finance & CFO

Rick Youngs

Manager - Site Operations

Education:
1981-1985Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Professional career:
1985 - 1986U.S. Bureau of Mines, Avondale, MD
Research Chemist
1986 - 2010AVX Corporation, Olean, NY
Various positions including Process Engineer, Quality Engineer and Quality Manager.  ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
2010 - 2012Dresser Rand Corporation, Wellsville, NY
Quality Manager
2012 - 2017Cytec / Solvay Corporation, Olean, NY
Quality Manager.  ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence
Since June 2017ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
Manager - Site Operations

Jay Jones

Director Human Resource

Education:
1998    Human Resource Management, University of Missouri
Professional career:
Since 1994ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
Director Human Resource