Name Prem Patel
Organisation Milliken & Company
Position Global Strategy & Business Development Manager, Plastic Additives

Prem has had a unique and comprehensive view of the needs and challenges related to the plastics industry with roles as a R&D scientist, Process Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt, Purchasing Leader, and Global Marketing Manager combined with his experiences in the automotive, apparel, flooring, petrochemical, and specialty chemical markets. He has dedicated much of his career towards the development and introduction of novel technologies within the polyolefin, urethane, silicone, and textile industries with a more recent focus on additives that enable more cost-effective and sustainable production of plastic parts.

With a background in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a MBA from Duke University, Prem currently serves as the Global Market Strategy and Business Development Manager for Milliken’s Plastic Additives business. He is actively managing a global innovation portfolio that is focused on making plastics lighter, stronger, and more sustainable. Prem is most passionate about helping companies achieve their growth objectives, improving the efficiency of any process, and using his culinary background to bring people together over good food and drinks.