Indian oleochemicals manufacturer VVF Ltd. has entered the U.S. market by establishing a sales office in Freehold, N.J. The company, which sells vegetable oil derivatives into the lube additives and other industries, appointed former Pilot Chemical executive Neil Burns to be its vice president of U.S. operations.
Headquartered in Mumbai, VVF operates six oleochemical plants in India. Its sales have been primarily in India and Southeast Asia, but the privately owned company has set a goal to become a global player. Burns, who left Pilot during a management restructuring and corporate relocation earlier this year, said this is an opportune time to enter the American market.
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