ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 40

PORTRAIT
Raj Minhas
President & CEO of
The Lockhart Co. (TLC)
"Be patient, be moderate in all
things, pay close attention to
the important details and, of
course, remain consistent in the behavior that
is faithful to your beliefs. Whether engaging
in my role as a husband, father or businessman, I always try to live by these principles."
GREAT LAKES, GREAT ESCAPES
"My birthplace is in the northern part of India, but I grew up in
Toronto - which I still love. I have been in Michigan for over 25
years, and it feels like Michigan is the greatest place on Earth
to live. My earliest memory is when my family decided to immigrate to Canada, and, although it was exciting, it was also
very challenging, because I had to learn a new language and
make new friends. I still have relatives where I grew up. Last
year, I took my daughter back to India to show her my family's
ancestral home where I was born and introduced her to her
second cousins!"

ACADEMIC BEGINNINGS AND NUCLEAR
REACTOR RESEARCH
BUILDING A FAMILY
"I met my spouse through a common family friend. I lived in
Toronto, and Pinky lived in San Francisco. I recall visiting Pinky
in San Francisco in July 1990. We fell in love the minute we saw
each other, and three months later we were married in Toronto. We have been happily married for 27 years now with two
beautiful, grown-up children. Our son graduated with a degree
in electrical engineering from Michigan State and is now working as a project engineer with Nissan Motor Co. Our daughter
wants to follow in her dad's footsteps and is in her third year
as a chemical engineering student at Wayne State. Both have
interned during the summer at Lockhart. Our family and
extended family are very close. As parents, we have been very
supportive of both kids and encouraged them plenty in school.
Our goal as parents is to help our children become self-sufficient
adults who contribute something great to society."

"Spending my school years in Toronto, I knew I wanted my focus
to be chemical engineering, so the University of Toronto was a
natural choice. The University of Toronto is well known for its
engineering school and still is today. It's also significantly less
expensive than many state schools in the U.S. Lots of my time
in college was spent in classes, studying or in labs, but I always
found time for camaraderie, soccer and goofing around.
"My most memorable moment at the University of Toronto
was when I was selected as a research assistant in the summer
of 1986 to conduct research into the accidental release of
radioactive iodine from nuclear reactors under meltdown conditions. I was especially excited to have my research published
in a leading nuclear chemistry journal. If I could possess one
superhuman power, it would be the ability to dial back time. I'd
use my power to make sure that we never would've developed
the technology to produce weapons of mass destruction."

WORKING UP THE LADDER

TRADING ONE SPORT FOR ANOTHER

"My first job with Lockhart was as a technical manager for the
Flint, Michigan, manufacturing facility. I worked my way up
through operations to the VP of Operations and then to the
president of Lockhart Chemical Co. Now I am the president
and CEO of The Lockhart Holdings, but I am still very much
spending some of my time and energy in the Lockhart Chemical
business, because it's the engine for our growth.
"Frankly, this is a great job and I am having a good time
putting my energy into it. I learn something new every day,
and that keeps me going. One thing is for sure, I do not like
being bored, but that hasn't happened here!"

"I played soccer and continued playing into my 30s. I dropped
soccer after receiving a serious injury and picked up golf. Now,
there's no question about it - I am an avid golfer! I've been lucky
enough to be able to play some of the greatest courses in the
U.S., Canada and Ireland, but I still find myself really enjoying
the many great Michigan golf courses within a reasonable drive
from our manufacturing plant in Flint. Most recently, I played a
week of golf in Ireland; six fabulous courses in seven days was
a truly memorable and tiring time. Golfing in Ireland should be
on every avid golfer's bucket list. I recall walking about 60 miles
while playing seven days of golf!"

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings November 2017

LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
Company Callout
WHAT’S COMING UP
In the Know
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
International Insight
Market Report
SHIFTING GEARS – INNOVATING THE FUTURE
NORTH AMERICAN SPECIFICATION UPDATE
DIGITAL MARKETING IN MANUFACTURING
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 1
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 2
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 5
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Company Callout
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 7
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - WHAT’S COMING UP
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 9
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 11
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - International Insight
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 13
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Market Report
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 15
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - SHIFTING GEARS – INNOVATING THE FUTURE
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 18
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - NORTH AMERICAN SPECIFICATION UPDATE
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - DIGITAL MARKETING IN MANUFACTURING
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - BUSINESS HUB
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 33
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Member Connections
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