Thursday, June 1, 2023

Technology company STEER, which specializes in solutions for effectively transforming and functionalizing materials in the field of plastics, pharmaceuticals, food & nutraceuticals, biomaterials, and biorefining, today announced the appointment of Nitin Gupta, as the new Global CEO of the organization. At STEER, Nitin has been given the mandate of engaging deeply in the process of commercialization and ensuring that the company’s technological advancements reach the industry and the consumer.

Welcoming Nitin Gupta into STEER, Dr. Babu Padmanabhan, Managing Director and Chief Knowledge Officer of STEER, said, “Our Engineering business has the meaningful opportunity to transform the manufacturing paradigm in food, pharmaceutical, and plastic process industries among others on a global scale. We have succeeded in creating a large body of work evidenced by the collection of intellectual property. We have already launched our innovations successfully with good commercial outcomes and it is time to accelerate our growth and engagement with the industry. Nitin is completely well-informed of our goals, fully embraced of our vision, especially with respect to the creation of an autonomous manufacturing system, and ready to take this forward with a clear sense of urgency.”

Until recently, Nitin was Director APAC, Middle East & Africa with Tetra Pak Processing Solutions & Equipment based out of Singapore with primary responsible for Channel Management, Strategic Partnerships, and Key Components Management. He takes over the mandate at STEER from Subodh Jindal, who was the CEO from December 2020. Nitin said, “I am delighted as well as honored to be part of STEER at this crucial juncture of growth. For the last few decades, STEER has been steadfastly developing platforms aimed at improving the quality of life. It is among the very few companies that have upheld the spirit of innovation and it is validated by the number of patents filed so far.

For the last few years, the global business environment has become challenging because of various macro-economic factors and it is our endeavor to convert these challenges into opportunities through strategic intervention, strengthening of core capabilities, and undertaking a complete digital transformation.” Nitin brings to STEER in-depth know-how of line solutions and continuous processing equipment applicable to foods & beverages, oil & gas, and other domains, having worked with companies viz Tetra Pak, GEA, and Thermax. During his 15 years in Thermax and 5 years in GEA, Nitin was primarily engaged in turnkey project sales for a variety of end segments. Nitin holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka graduating in the year 1996