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Ramachandra Shastry, PhD, has joined Arizona Chemical as technology manager for the specialty products group. In his new position, Shastry will be responsible for leading the technology assessment and development of specialty polymeric gellants for personal care applications and providing consultative solutions to support customer formulation development.
Before joining the company, Shastry served as the director of R&D at Accupac. He has also served as a manager at the Natural Dentist and as senior scientist at Gillette and Colgate Palmolive Co. His expertise includes formulation, product and process development in skin care, hair care and oral care applications.
Shastry received his doctorate in material science/solid state chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.