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The WACKER ACADEMY Team of Instructors
The WACKER ACADEMY team is available all over the world to further your professional development. We offer customized seminars and education solutions for your business needs – in theory and practice, and in keeping with the state of the art. Our certified instructors and moderators will share their knowledge, bringing to bear their curiosity, expertise and comprehensive understanding of new trends and markets.
Instructors at the WACKER ACADEMY of India (Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru)
Sougata Bhattacharya joined WACKER in 2004 as an executive for R&D in the Textile department. He worked on developing emulsions for textile applications while also performing technical service duties. In his current role, he is in charge of technical services for textile, anti-foam products and release coatings for the Indian territory. Sougata has been involved in training activities for customers, distributors and WACKER colleagues during the last fourteen years. He became a WACKER ACADEMY trainer in 2016.
Kalon Chatterjee has been with WACKER since 2004, working in R&D and technical service roles. Having been involved in training customers, distributors and colleagues for over 8 years, he became a formal WACKER ACADEMY instructor in 2016. He holds a master’s degree in Organic Chemistry from Calcutta University, as well as an MBA from ICFAI University. He is currently responsible for projects involving global key accounts.
Surabhi Jain joined WACKER in 2020 as Manager Technical Services for Mumbai Technical Center. She holds a M.Tech. degree in Polymer Science & Technology from Indian Institute of Technology- IIT Delhi. She has about 12 years of experience in construction chemicals and applications. She supports for training customers in applications for Plaster, Skimcoat and Waterproofing membrane.
Vaibhavi Jogadia joined WACKER in 2018 as a technical service assistant in the Mumbai technical center. She had previously worked in a corporate quality assurance team at a pharmaceutical organization. She has been involved in training for construction applications from the start of her career at WACKER. She holds a Master of Science degree in Analytical Chemistry.
Gokul Kumar M.
Gokul Kumar M. has been a technical service executive at WACKER since 2018. His activities are focused on engineering fabrics, coatings and VINNOL®, for which he conducts on-site and in-house training. He holds a master’s degree in Textile Technology.
Raghvendra Singh Pal
Raghvendra Singh Pal started at WACKER in 2013 as a technical manager for Elastomers and was the person responsible for India and South East Asia. He now heads the Elastomer business for India and the subcontinent. He has extensive knowledge in silicone elastomers for energy, automotive, healthcare, technical textile and various rubber applications. He holds a master’s degree in Physical Chemistry and an M.Tech degree in Plastics Engineering.
Vijayendra Pawar has been working at WACKER as a Technical Service Manager in the Mumbai technical center since 2019. He is responsible for leading the technical service team and is in charge of customer training, as well as formulation and application development for consumer and industrial products. He holds a Master of Technology in Polymer Science from North Maharashtra University Jalgaon, Maharashtra.
Dr. Priti Pillay
Priti Pillay joined WACKER in 2008. She is responsible for technical services, training, product development in the construction polymer division.
Farah Shahin joined WACKER in 2019 as Assistant Manager of Technical Services for the Bengaluru Technical Center. She has been involved in training customers in applications for cementitious tile adhesives. She holds a B.Tech. in Polymer Science & Technology from Kolkata University.
Nibha Singh has been with WACKER since 2017, working as a technical service executive for the Adhesives, Solid Resins and Biopolymers market segments. In Adhesives, she is responsible for adhesive applications like paper packaging and wood adhesives; in Solid Resins, she focuses on applications such as low-profile additives for composites and industrial applications. She holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Chemistry and Paint Technology from UDCT, as well as an MBA from Welingkar.
Moghul Sirajuddin has been working at WACKER as an Assistant Technical Service Manager in the Mumbai technical center since 2019. He is responsible for technical services, customer training and application development. He is a civil engineering graduate with a Masters by Research in Construction Materials from the Institute of Indian Technology (IIT) Madras (Chennai).