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Lamba named VP at Excel.

Excel Polymers announced that Rikki Lamba has accepted the position of vice president, technology.

In this role, Lamba's focus will be on developing innovative platforms to meet customer requirements. Managing and developing a high-performance team of technologists and technicians, Lamba will drive the global development and implementation of innovative technology for Excel Polymers. Lamba stated that the major factors behind his decision to join Excel Polymers included, "Excel's excellent reputation in rubber compounding and its dedication towards innovation and developing value-added solutions to support growth for customers across the globe."

Lamba comes to Excel from Columbian Chemicals where he was vice president, carbon black technology. He also held the positions of director, global marketing (tire segment) and product scientist (rubber carbon blacks).

Prior to his ten years with Columbian, he was a principal scientist and group leader, Elastomer Development Laboratory with Haliburton Energy Services in Houston, TX.

John Quinn, president and CEO of Excel Polymers, said, "We are very excited to bring Rikki on board. His technological expertise and global experience is a valuable asset to Excel Polymers. He and his team will play a vital role as we work with our customers worldwide on emerging technology requirements."

Lamba holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Bombay, as well as a Graduateship of the Plastic and Rubber Institute, an Associateship of the London School of Polymer Technology and a doctorate in Polymer Science from the University of Akron.
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Publication:Rubber World
Date:Aug 1, 2007
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