New innovation specialist hired at WestRock

Banavali will focus on building materials science capabilities that can be used as the basis for creating new products, processes and services across the company.

He will also partner with WestRock’s commercial, digital, marketing and innovation teams to advance the company’s innovation strategy with a strong focus on more environmentally sustainability products, breakthrough packaging designs and the digitalisation of packaging.

Banavali joins WestRock from Huntsman Corporation, a $7bn global manufacturing company of chemical products for consumers and industrial customers with manufacturing and R&D operations in over 30 countries. Most recently, he served as the global vice president, research and technology, textiles.

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