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Avient welcomes Dr. Vinod Purayath as Chief Technology Officer

Paul Krasinic

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CLEVELAND – Avient Corporation, a major supplier of sustainable and specialized material solutions, has named Dr. Vinod Purayath their new Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President.

With almost 20 years of experience in scientific leadership and Research & Development, Dr. Purayath joins the company to lead the development of its next-generation, sustainable, and emerging technologies.

"Innovation is the lifeblood of a specialty organization, and I'm thrilled that Vinod has joined Avient to drive our R&D strategy into the future," said Robert M. Patterson, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Avient Corporation. "Vinod's expertise in material science and proven track record in differentiating product development will further position Avient as the collaboration partner of choice for customers seeking sustainable solutions."

A business leader with an entrepreneurial, technical outlook, Dr. Purayath has a particular interest in digital memory applications and semiconductors. At SanDisk Corporation, he filled in engineering and technical leadership positions for eight years, leading and building a global team of engineers whose success supported the company's growth. He later joined Applied Materials as the technology leader for its new Selective Removal Products business and most recently worked for SunRise Memory as Vice President of Process Technology.

Dr. Purayath's academic credentials are immense, including a Ph.D. in Quantum Engineering and Science Systems, University of Tokyo; a Master's Degree in Materials Science in Engineering, PSG College of Technology; a Master's Degree of Business Administration, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Physics, Bharathiar University. A passionate and persistent innovator, he has been named as an inventor in over 150 patents.

"I'm tremendously excited to be joining Avient, a visionary specialty company with a focus on innovating the next generation of material science needs," said Dr. Purayath. "Sustainable solutions is at the heart of Avient's strategy and investments, and I'm proud to now lead our global technology team, delivering for our customers and our planet."

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