Mohit started his career with Sunita Minechem Industries as an International Marketing Executive in 2006. Sunita Minechem Industries converted into Sunita Hydrocolloids Pvt. Ltd. (a JV partner of Weatherford Intl Ltd), where Mohit managed oil and gas business development as the Product Line Manager for Weatherford International from 2008-2010. In 2013, he accepted a role as the President of Sunita Hydrocolloids Inc. Houston, TX (USA) developing fully integrated business line in oil and gas chemicals expanding into the major US Basins that include the Permian (TX), Bakken (ND), and the Mid-Continent (OK).
During his career at Sunita, Mohit managed the construction of our new facility in Jodhpur, India, implemented process enhancements to increase production and managed multiple accounts directly related to the growth of Sunita in establishing backward integration. This multi-faceted skill set is uniquely suited for new business development in the United States. Mohit demonstrates leadership abilities, technical knowledge, a dedicated work ethic and the ability to work well with all levels in an organization. He has respect for the people he works with, courage to lead change and shows a soundness of moral character.
National Sales Manager
Solvaira Specialties, Minneapolis, MN 2016 – 02/18 [International fiber and dry blend manufacturer]
Senior Sales Manager
Managing major global accounts including Nestle Purina, JM Smucker, and Mars, Incorporated, targeting and food, meat, and pet food markets, and driving $19 million in annual sales revenue.Entrusted with national management of new pet food category, closed Mars Pet care global account, expanded Nestle Purina account volume, and expanded sales by 15% within the first 8 months. Company was sold to a primary competitor in January of 2018
Select Milling, LLC, Minneapolis, MN 2012 – 2015 [products & ingredients processing facility]
Director of Sales & Procurement
Recruited to manage a unique sales and procurement position, built collaborative relationships with Upper Midwest food manufacturers, negotiated food byproduct and ingredient procurement contracts, created a new supplemental product blend, and saved hundreds of thousands in annual feed production costs.Identified 50-million pounds in product opportunities, established major accounts including Cargill, Kemps, General Mills, Legendary Baking, and Aryzta, Inc., and substantially increased company sales and profitability
JM BROWN CO. INC., Minneapolis, MN 2009 – 2012
International food ingredients brokerage firm International food ingredients brokerage firm
Regional Account Sales Manager
• Served as food ingredients manufacturers’ representative, negotiated brokerage sales for 18 United States, Canadian, and European companies, and generated $1.5 million in annual gross sales.
• Managed major accounts including IFP, Inc., US Distilled Company, General Mills Corporation, and Hormel Corporation, led new product introduction initiative, and delivered $2 million in account expansion volume
Farhan Siddiqui serves Sunita Hydrocolloids Inc as Associate Vice President of Research and Development; she is responsible for leading the Sunita organization in research and development of new products, product enhancements and product redesign. The company relies on her extensive experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals. Under her leadership, Sunita Hydrocolloids Inc has filed their first patent in 2018.
Farhan started her career as a graduate intern from University of Houston Department of Chemistry with the Shell Development Company in 1984 and served as key member in different departments. Discovering herself as an oilfield chemist, Farhan joined Texaco Inc. in 1987 to support and perform test on their new microwave water cut monitor where she achieved five patents and presented papers to both SPE and ACS. In 1994, she joined Westport Technology center as a project manager where she managed and worked on several joint industry EOR projects. Her time with Westport, Farhan served as a SPE treasurer for reservoir study group. In 1997, Farhan joined Benchmark Research and Technology as a senior chemist and in 2001, promoted to director of stimulation research, where for she continued her career for 18 years as she directed and managed the research operations department for oil field applications.
Over her 30 years of professional experience, Farhan has earned the respect and recognition of oil and gas industry. Farhan holds a Master’s Degree in Organic Synthesis from The Central University of Hyderabad.
Farhan has been an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and American Chemical Society for more than 25 years and recently joined prime membership with International Food and Technology.
Associate Vice President R&D