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PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., September 15, 2015: Teknor Apex Company has promoted Sachin Sakhalkar to the position of business manager, Americas, for the Thermoplastic Elastomer Division.

Mr. Sakhalkar will head the company’s TPE business in North, Central, and South America, including compounds offered under the Elexar® (electrical and electronics applications), Medalist® (medical devices), Monprene® (consumer and industrial products), and Sarlink® (transportation) brands.

“Sachin has played a key role in the development and execution of our global strategy for TPEs,” said Suresh Swaminathan, senior vice president. “His coordination of our new business development initiatives, including work with key multinational accounts, has contributed to the significant growth of the TPE Division in recent years.”

Mr. Sakhalkar joined Teknor Apex in 2005 as a new business development manager for the TPE Division. In 2011 he was promoted to the position of director of strategic marketing and new business development. Before coming to Teknor Apex, he spent seven years with Basell Polyolefins (now LyondellBasell Industries) as manager of strategic marketing and innovation.

Sachin Sakhalkar holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Clemson University and an MBA in business administration from the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.


About Teknor Apex. Teknor Apex Company, a privately held firm founded in 1924, is one of the world’s leading custom compounders of plastics. Teknor Apex produces flexible and rigid vinyl, thermoplastic elastomers, nylons, toll and specialty compounds, color masterbatches, specialty chemicals, bioplastics and hoses. The company is headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A. and operates thirteen facilities worldwide in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, China and Singapore. To learn more visit:

READER INQUIRY INFORMATION: Americas: Teknor Apex, 505 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861 U.S.A. Tel: 1-401-725-8000. Tel. from U.S. only: 1-866-GET-TPEs (1-866-438-8737). Fax: 1-401-728-5680. E-mail: Europe: Teknor Apex, Mijnweg 1, 6167AC, Geleen, Netherlands. Tel: 31 (0) 46-7020950. Email: Asia: Teknor Apex Asia Pacific, 41 Shipyard Road, Singapore 628134. Tel: 65-6265-2544. Fax: 65-6265-1821. Email: