Vijay Kuruganti was Director of Industry Member Programs at ACS. He has more than 26 years of industry experience in plastics, pharmaceutical excipients, and refrigerants industry segments
Kurganti started his industry career at General Electric Company upon graduation, and over a 12-year period, he successfully commercialized several new polymer products. He directed the pharmaceutical excipients business in the Asia Pacific region for FMC Corporation and is well versed in QBD (Quality by Design) and OE (Operational Excellence) initiatives. More recently, he worked at Honeywell International Corporation as a Strategic Marketing Manager for its refrigerant business, launching several new ultra-low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants into the marketplace. He graduated with a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a GE-certified Six Sigma Black Belt and also graduated from GE Plastics’ Chemicals and Materials Leadership Program.