Holland, OH – TekniPlex, a globally integrated provider of innovative solutions through materials science and manufacturing technologies, has hired veteran IT executive Rahul Goturi as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). Goturi brings over 25 years of IT experience to TekniPlex, including a deep background with global manufacturing companies. He will replace outgoing CIO Jeff Rishel, who is retiring after a successful tenure spanning nearly a decade with TekniPlex.
With more than 15 years of CIO-level experience, Goturi has led teams responsible for standardizing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and processes, business intelligence, infrastructure and cybersecurity. Most recently, he spent five years as CIO for Buckman Laboratories, Inc., where he helped build the organization’s first globally centralized IT team. Prior to that, Goturi held CIO roles with W.R. Grace & Co. of Columbia, MD; and Solutia Inc. of St. Louis, MO.
Goturi’s professional highlights include five-time recognition on InformationWeek’s annual list of Top 500 IT Innovators. He has given presentations at a variety of CIO, CISO and cybersecurity forums, and also led a seminal study on cloud strategies for chemical companies on behalf of the American Chemistry Council.
“Rahul’s expertise in automating business processes, standardizing workflows, and building global teams will undoubtedly elevate TekniPlex’s digital landscape,” said
Chuck Pfister, Chief Financial Officer, TekniPlex. “We’re excited to welcome Rahul to the TekniPlex team, as he works closely with our outstanding longtime CIO, Jeff Rishel, to ensure a smooth transition.”
Goturi earned a master’s degree in computer science & engineering from the University of Missouri, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
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TekniPlex is a globally integrated company that provides innovative solutions through materials science and manufacturing technologies. A global leader in the healthcare and consumer product markets, TekniPlex provides medical device components and a multitude of materials science solutions that lead to a healthier and more sustainable world. Its solutions are found in some of the most well-known names in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, personal care, household, and food & beverage markets.
Headquartered in Wayne, Pa., TekniPlex employs 7,000 team members throughout its operations in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Northern Ireland, and the United States. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.