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News: Decco Worldwide hires new Director of R&D and Innovation.
Jun 9, 2014

Sohail Akhter will join the Decco Worldwide Leadership Team and play a key role in supporting the strategy of rapid profitable growth, as Decco strives to become a multi-faceted and balanced group and both:

- Reinforce our “historical core” of services to fruits and vegetables packers
- Diversify into new meaningful “food safety” niche segments and different business models.

Akhter will be located in the Monrovia (Los Angeles, USA) offices
Combining existing technical teams with additional new global or regional resources in marketing and development to be added in the coming months (announcements to come soon), Decco will strengthen and accelerate the growth initiatives.

Originally from India then becoming a US citizen, Sohail first completing his studies with PhD in Chemical Engineering and MBA in Entrepreneurship. He most recently started and led a global innovation center in India for Avery Dennison (global company in coated / laminated / printed products for labeling, graphics...). His previous assignments were with BASF then for many years with Brady (coated films…) alternating jobs between US and Asia Pacific regions.