Executive Chairman and CEO, Board Member
Murli is a global business leader with a track record of turning around businesses and transforming them into highly profitable global players. He has decades of experience working in Asia, Europe, and Americas, running multinational businesses for BP. Since 2007, as CEO of DestinHaus, he has been advising global corporations, in multiple industries, on Business Strategy, M&A, and Partnerships.
Executive Vice President, Board Member
Seiichiro has over 20 years of experience working with Sumitomo Corporation in building global businesses in the advanced materials and chemical industry. He has deep knowledge of chemicals and specialty materials utilized across multiple industries. He is experienced in Technology Development, M&A, Partnerships, Growth Strategy, Business Development, and Operations.
Vice President Sales
Andy is an accomplished executive with over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development in both the rubber and plastics industry. He has held various positions in multiple companies including Burton Rubber, Preferred Rubber Compounding, HEXPOL Compounding, Teknor Apex, and Alphagary, to develop solutions for technical applications and implement sales plans to achieve growth and profitability. Andy brings strong technical skills, extensive relationships, and leadership experience to lead Elite’s strategic sales and growth in the industry.
Justin Shake comes to Elite from a background in Emergency Services. He has leveraged his skills in high pressure situational analysis, critical decision making, and a do or die work ethic, along with his non-typical background to shape a unique perspective on manufacturing and become a valued member of the Elite leadership team. Justin started at Elite Elastomers in 2017 as Special Projects Coordinator researching, planning, and implementing various plant improvement projects. He then took over as Manufacturing Manager, leading the day-to-day operations of the Ripley Mixing Plant. Since the acquisition by DestinHaus Capital, Justin has served as Plant Manager, steering and directing the overall operations of the Ripley campus in Mississippi.
Kevin Glidewell has over 20 years of experience in purchasing and supply chain management, having worked in a variety of sectors including retail and manufacturing. At Elite, Kevin has overall responsibility for raw materials procurement, supplier relationships, and inbound/outbound logistics along with the management of the warehouse.
Hideyuki has extensive experience in Formulation development, Process Control, and Manufacturing Operations. Hideyuki has been successful in improving operations and optimizing manufacturing processes as an advisor in companies globally including Japan, China, and Canada. He brings his vast knowledge and deep expertise of the best practices in Japanese manufacturing operations to set up Elite as a best-in-class facility for compounding polymers. He formerly worked at Toyoda Gosei in positions of increasing responsibility and has over 25 years of experience in the rubber industry.
Ash brings over 25 years of experience in compound development, mixing, lab testing and analysis, quality and process improvement, and project management skills in the manufacturing environment. As Technical Manager at Elite, Ash’s responsibilities include the R&D lab, QC lab, new formulation development, and trouble shooting.