In his new role, Karmarkar will manage engineering, research and development activities for all of Chesterton’s product lines.

“Uday is uniquely qualified to lead Chesterton’s engineering efforts and will uphold our commitment to providing innovative solutions to our customers,” said Andrew Chesterton, president and CEO of the family-owned AW Chesterton.
A graduate of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering - University of Akron, Ohio, Karmarkar has more than over 18 years of industrial experience and holds a number of US patents.
Before joining Chesterton, Karmarkar was principal engineer-chief engineering for GE in Erie, Pennsylvania. He has also held engineering roles at GE’s Digital Industrial Transportation business and at Akron Rubber Development Laboratory Inc.