Monadnock Paper Mills announced the appointment of Dr. Rajan Iyer as its new Vice President of Research & Development and Technical Services.
Dr. Iyer will oversee the company’s new product development efforts, guiding Monadnock’s portfolio development of fine printing, packaging, and technical papers. He replaces Paul Ciccone, who has announced his retirement. Ciccone, a 41-year Monadnock veteran, will remain with the company for an undetermined period of time to ensure a smooth transition.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Dr. Iyer to the Monadnock family,” said Richard G. Verney, Chairman, and CEO, Monadnock Paper Mills. “His demonstrated engineering expertise and strategic business acumen will prove to be invaluable as we continue to optimize our sustainable offerings, particularly in the alternative fiber space.”
Dr. Iyer’s most recent role was with Georgia-Pacific, where he was responsible for Innovation – Tech Service as a Senior Product Development Engineer. Prior to that, he was the Technical Director & Rapid Commercialization Manager for Georgia-Pacific’s Chemicals Division.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Iyer served in a variety of technical, product development, and research roles with both BASF and Imerys.
Dr. Iyer earned a master’s and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Maine, a master of business administration from the University of Georgia, and a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Bombay.
Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. (MPM) provides and custom engineers a diverse range of products including technical/specialty papers, and premium printing and packaging papers for leading brands worldwide. To learn more, visit: www.mpm.com.
SOURCE: Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.