KINGWOOD, TX – Carbon black supplier Orion Engineered Carbons has promoted Mahesh Panta to Technical Market Manager – Printing Inks, Batteries and Special Applications, Americas Region. In this role, he will introduce and support the development of new products and applications for customers and collaborate with them to resolve technical issues.

Panta joined Orion in 2015 as a Process Engineer at the company’s Borger, Texas, production facility where he optimized furnace process parameters to ensure product quality, optimized product quality trials for specialty grades, and supervised plant operations for daily production.

Prior to his new position, Panta served as Interim Production Manager at the Borger facility, where he worked on product quality, production efficiency, staff productivity and operational safety. Before joining Orion, Panta was a Chemical Process Engineer at Univar Oil & Gas in Waxahachie, Texas.