NH Businesses for Social Responsibility Welcomes Dr. Natarajan S. Ramesh, Ph.D. of Velcro Companies to its Board of Directors
This past year of uncertainty and upheaval has highlighted the critical role businesses have in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our communities, workplaces and the environment. New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility(NHBSR) engages businesses and their community stakeholders in these efforts through building a dynamic network of support, inclusivity, collaboration and inspired learning. NHBSR’s Board of Directors, their remarkable passion and dedication to sustainable business, are central to this work, spearheading the development of programs and events throughout the year.
With great anticipation for a year full of opportunities and growth, NHBSR is excited to begin 2021 by welcoming Dr. Natarajan S. Ramesh, Ph.D. of Velcro Companies to its leadership team!!
Dr. Natarajan S. Ramesh, Ph.D., Velcro Companies
Natarajan S. Ramesh is the Director of Disruptive Innovation at Velcro Companies (Manchester, NH) which is a worldwide manufacturer of fasteners for Construction, Consumer, Industrial, Medical, Packaging, Personal Care and Transportation markets. Ramesh is a change agent and thought leader in transforming ideas into commercial development of new products to make a positive impact on society and environment while promoting Diversity and Inclusion.
While at Sealed Air, Ramesh worked in several innovation leadership roles. His pioneering efforts for the StealthWrap technology can reduce plastic waste by 80%. It received the 2018 30th Dow Diamond Finalist Packaging Innovation Award. It was also named as one of top 5 breakthrough plastics innovation in Pack Expo 2018 and recognized as the 2019 DFO Finalist by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. His commercial development of EcoPure innovation won the 2018 AmeriStar Award. He was named as SPE Fellow with 4 Outstanding Technology Awards. Ramesh holds PhD in Chemical Engineering (Clarkson), Polymer Certificate (MIT), and Management Certificates from SMU and the University of Michigan. He holds 23 Patents, co-authored 4 books and is in the editorial board of Cellular Polymers. He was inducted into Sealed Air Inventors Hall of Fame. He was the co-founder of SPE Foams in 1998 and is serving now in 2 SPE Boards.
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility is a member-based, nonprofit organization that convenes, inspires, and supports businesses and community stakeholders to build a more sustainable and prosperous state for all. More information on NHBSR and upcoming events, resources, and membership can be found at nhbsr.org.