Kumar Ramanathan, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Product Management and Pricing
Kumar Ramanathan joined Advancion in October 2018 and is responsible for the core strategic elements of the company’s product portfolio, including global pricing and basic chemical strategy. Prior to Advancion, he most recently served as Director, Global Marketing and Product Management for Ashland’s Industrial Specialties business, covering coatings, adhesives, construction, and energy, encompassing more than 20 product lines and $1 billion in annual revenue. In this capacity, he played a critical leadership role in strategy development, price management, product portfolio optimization, asset management and new product introductions. Prior to Ashland, Ramanathan held several roles in engineering, production and commercial/industry management at Ciba Specialty Chemicals.
Ramanathan holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay, India), as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in chemical engineering, both from State University of New York.