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Gaurav Agrawal

Vice President - Technology & New Product Development

Vice President - Technology at Newpark | Chair, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) R&D Technical Section

Houston, Texas

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Gaurav Agrawal's Work Experience


Vice President - Technology & New Product Development

Houston, Texas Area

Baker Hughes, a GE company

Vice President Technology

2013 to 2018

Saudi Arabia, Houston

Baker Hughes, a GE company

Sr. Engineering Manager

2009 to 2011

Houston, Texas Area

Gaurav Agrawal's Education

University of Denver - Daniels College of Business

MBA, Finance

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

B.Tech., Chemical Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering

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Newpark Resources is a leading global provider of oilfield drilling fluids and composite matting solutions & services.

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💼 Past Experience

Work experience at Newpark:Vice President - Technology at NewparkChair, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) R&D Technical SectionGaurav Agrawal is currently a Vice President - Technology & New Product Development at Newpark in Houston, Texas Area. Newpark Resources is a leading global provider of oilfield drilling fluids and composite matting solutions & services. Vice President Technology at Baker Hughes, a GE company from 2013 to 2018 (5 years) in Saudi Arabia, Houston. ■ End-to-end operations responsibility of the Saudi technology center serving Middle East and Asia-Pacific customer base. Member of Baker Hughes Technology Leadership Team. Sustained external visibility through executive relationships with Saudi Aramco, SABIC, US-Saudi Business Councils, SAGIA, Saudi business conglomerates and others.Setup strategic direction, recruitment channels, portfolio selection in fluids, geoscience, corrosion mitigation and digital technologies.Commercialized patented new products developed entirely in Saudi tech center - such as ‘MaxLock’, a new loss prevention fluid ideally suited for cost effective - drilling of porous formations - winner of 2019 WorldOil award.Managed continuous increase in local content and IKTVA reporting.R&D center selected as the flagship facility for the combined Baker Hughes – GE post integration. Implementation of Digital and Automation technologies to transform manufacturing and supply chain based in Houston. Sr. Engineering Manager at Baker Hughes, a GE company from 2009 to 2011 (2 years) in Houston, Texas Area. Led R&D group for Baker Hughes Completions product line. Setup analytical labs. Group filed 40 patents in two years. Commercialized industry first nanotechnology products such as IN-Tallics® dissolvable metal completions tools which were profiled on the cover of October 2011 issue of Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT) and also in 2012 Baker Hughes annual report.Team presented achievements and investment plan to the Board of Directors.Introduced a new IT system to manage Chemical Lifecycle Management. Project selected as one of the best lab management practices internally by Baker Hughes CIO office.Manager at Corporate Executive Board (CEB) from 2007 to 2009 (2 years) in Washington D.C. Metro Area.Advised the heads of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and R&D/Innovation on various issues to enable them to be better prepared to deal with the market shifts and internal strategy implementation.Assisted in formulating Go-To market and pricing strategies. Participated in acquisition evaluations.Received excellent client feedback.Developed business best-practices cases, ‘Voice of Experience’ speaker series and led roundtables for manufacturing executives. Developed and deployed survey and benchmarking tools. ‘Cost- Effective Agility in Manufacturing’, was the highest rated Operations executive meeting series in 2008.Global R&D Manager at Berkshire Hathaway (Johns Manville) from 2003 to 2007 (4 years) in Greater Denver Area.riumpleted and managed global R&D Group. Created

🎓 Education

Gaurav Agrawal has a degree in business from the University of Denver and a degree in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Gaurav has pursued a PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills

Outstanding technical and interpersonal skills include:■ Project leader - Commercialized fiberoptics based optoelectronics components for Telecom applications. ■ Automotive / industrial coatings (paint) products development.■ Resolution of complex customer issues.■ The ability to take large projects in a short amount of time.■ Sound communication and management abilities.■ Basic html & CSS skills.

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