September 29, 2020
In her new position, Shelar will be responsible for systematically improving existing product performance, developing and launching new innovative technologies and driving Chromaflo’s alternate raw materials (ARM’s) program. Through the creation of technical reports, Shelar will provide technical support to both internal and external customers.
Shelar brings to her new role a unique combination of skills and experiences in lab management. While at FP Pigments, she was integral in introducing a new product to the market and facilitating the understanding of its value through trials, customer visits and benefits.
“Thanks to our recent growth, we decided it was the right time to add more support to our innovation and technology department,” said Dr. Brij Mohal – Vice President, Innovation and Technology. “Smita’s unique experience in lab management and product development made her the ideal candidate for the position. We’re excited to see her leadership in the coming months.”
Shelar was most recently the technical sales manager at FP pigments. Prior to that role, she served as assistant technical service manager at Dow Chemicals, where she was responsible for managing the lab, developing test procedures and conducting root cause analysis activities. Shelar earned a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Mumbai in India.
About Chromaflo Technologies: Chromaflo Technologies is a leading independent global supplier of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, serving customers in architectural and industrial coatings as well as the thermoset composites market. Headquartered in Ashtabula, Ohio, USA, Chromaflo has production facilities in the USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Finland, Australia, China, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Uruguay and South Africa. Sales and technical support is also provided throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia, China, India, Malaysia, Mexico and Southeast Asia. Commitment to excellence is driven by three core values: quality, speed and service.
Chromaflo Technologies global manufacturing sites hold various ISO certifications, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS-18001/ISO-45001. Current certificates can be located on our website.