1. Set up GroupAR R&D Center in Manesar, Gurgaon, India & support the Colour Lab already in place.
2. Lead Cost Reduction initiatives for the Auto Refinishes group, through a combination of RM Rationalization & Formula Rationalization.
3. Lead Business Sustainability initiatives including HSES, Customer Complaint Management, Chemical Substance Management for GroupAR.
4. Focus on new technology direction for the Automotive Refinishes business, especially in the field of water borne & high solid paint systems, utilizing new & existing labs in China, Thailand and India.
5. Lead cross country product development projects of a strategic nature, again using a combination of own lab as well as existing international labs.
6. Work with AR team in Japan and other countries for OEM (technical) approvals, leading and coordinating efforts in this strategic area.
7. Create & synergise global database for formulations & raw materials for GroupAR & support cross pollination of ideas & products.
8. Facilitate creation of a strong technical talent pool for the Automotive Refinishes group.