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AVN Corp’s Parvez H. Wadia Receives Top Industry Award


Parvez H. Wadia, D.Sc., vice president, strategic initiatives, formally accepted the national Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management from the American Chemical Society (ACS) on March 28, 2023, at a national ceremony alongside his peers. During his presentation, he reflected on leadership challenges and best practices for excellence in chemical research and innovation.

Only one individual is recognized with this award each year, and ACS selected Dr. Wadia based on his demonstration of outstanding leadership and creativity through the promotion of chemistry and chemical engineering in research management. Acknowledgement and appreciation of such high accomplishments by the recipient’s peers is necessary to be considered for the award.

As AVN Corp.’s first chief technology officer and a company founder, Dr. Wadia instilled in the entire staff a dedication to excellence in chemical process/product R&D, process safety, engineering, pilot scale demonstration and manufacturing. From its inception in 2003, his leadership encouraged AVN Corp. to delight its global customers by being a strategic innovation partner of choice that provides uncommon expertise and infrastructure to solve challenging science and technology problems.

On behalf of everyone at AVN Corp., congratulations, Dr. Wadia!

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