executive leadership

Vijay R. Mhetar

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
"Innovation is at the core of Kraton since its inception. Innovation at Kraton means developing and providing products and solutions that deliver exceptional value to our customers."

Dr. Mhetar was appointed our Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer in January 2017. He is responsible for Kraton’s Innovation Program, Global Research & Development and technical development activities. Prior to joining Kraton, Dr. Mhetar worked at General Cable Corporation from 2008 to 2017 where held numerous technical leadership positions including Senior President of Global Technology. Dr. Mhetar also worked for General Electric Company as their Global Technology Manager.

Dr. Mhetar holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India. He is also Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified.