ST LOUIS, MO: P.J. Desai assumed the position of chief executive officer, Mark Andy Inc., Jan. 1, 2012. He succeeded Paul Brauss, who retired following a 12-year tenure with the firm. Brauss, who served as CEO since 2003, emains an executive member of the board of directors.
Mr. Desai spent several years of his career in various engineering and manufacturing positions in business units of the Monsanto Co., including an assignment in Europe to design, construct and manage a new plant. During his time at Monsanto he managed several business groups leading to the position of CFO, President and CEO. He has a master's degree in chemical engineering from MIT and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Most recently, Mark Andy launched the P7, P5 and P3 presse--totally revolutionizing the company's press offerings and winning two international innovation awards.