Chaitanya Khare Continuous Improvement LeaderThe Dow Chemical CompanyChaitanya Khare is an EMI Development Engineer and has been leading the design and implementation of an EMI effort, redefining how Dow aggregates, visualizes, interprets, and utilizes its plant data in real time. His work has brought about an overall diagnostic dashboard tool that is currently being shared by the technology center and the operations and R&D groups across the enterprise to monitor plant health in real time. Khare’s work was recognized by two prestigious awards — the 2015 Golden Mousetrap Award, and the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award (Frost and Sullivan). Khare obtained a diploma in chemical engineering from Mumbai Univ., India, a BE in petrochemical engineering from Pune Univ., India, and an MS in chemical engineering from Twente Univ., The Netherlands. He spent more than seven years in hydrocarbons research at Dow before moving into the manufacturing analytics group in the Analytical Technology Center in 2014. Khare is certified as a Black Belt in Six Sigma.