Jeewat Bijlani Joins Houghton International as Vice President of Global Business Development

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Mr. Bijlani will play a key role in Houghton’s global and regional growth initiatives

Jeewat Bijlani, Vice President of Global Business Development, Marketing and Strategy

Jeewat’s energy, leadership and proven track record will be tremendous assets to us as we continue to expand into existing and emerging markets in each Houghton region.

Houghton International, a global market leader of metalworking fluids, specialty hydraulic fluids and services, welcomes Jeewat Bijlani as vice president of global business development, marketing and strategy. Based in Valley Forge, Pa., Mr. Bijlani will play a key role in Houghton’s global and regional growth initiatives, as well as reinforce Houghton’s new brand and commercial capabilities across the industry.

Mr. Bijlani brings extensive commercial experience and functional capabilities to Houghton. In his previous role as director of the Private Equity Services Group at Celerant Consulting, he worked to establish the revenue enhancement and private equity practices at Celerant, and led strategic and business transformation engagements for several clients in the chemicals and industrials sector. He led the recent integration of Shell Metal Working Fluids and drove the post-merger integration of DA Stuart into the Houghton organization.

Prior to joining Celerant in 2006, Mr. Bijlani held various roles in strategic planning, marketing and business development across a variety of industries.

“Organic growth and acquisitions will continue to play a critical role in Houghton’s success, and Jeewat’s energy, leadership and proven track record will be tremendous assets to us as we continue to expand into existing and emerging markets in each Houghton region,” said Paul DeVivo, chief executive officer, Houghton International.

Mr. Bijlani holds a Master of Business Administration in international business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (Glendale, Ariz.). He earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and economics from the University of Mumbai in India.

About Houghton International Inc.
Since 1865, Houghton International Inc. has been serving the metalworking, automotive, and steel industries, along with a variety of other markets including the offshore oil exploration and production industry, with the development and production of specialty chemicals, oils and lubricants. Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., Houghton maintains manufacturing and research facilities throughout the world. Houghton International continues its focus to expand its customer service operations and grow its worldwide facilities. Visit http://www.houghtonintl.com and http://www.twitter.com/houghtonintl.

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