Alok Maskara was appointed to the Board of Directors on May 23, 2017. He became Luxfer's Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2017.
Since joining Luxfer, Mr. Maskara has led significant growth and transformation at the Company. He has significantly reshaped Luxfer’s Board of Directors by adding more U.S. public company experience and increasing diversity. Additionally, Mr. Maskara has changed the structure of the public listing and instituted new corporate governance policies, which enabled the Company to join the Russell 2000 index in 2019.
Mr. Maskara has twenty-five years of leadership experience in multiple manufacturing and technology industries, including advanced materials, water and flow technologies, and electrical protection. Before joining Luxfer, he was a business segment President at Pentair Plc, a water solutions company, for eight years, where he led businesses of progressively larger sizes. During his time at Pentair, he delivered organic growth in mature industries, while also successfully completing multiple global acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. Prior to Pentair, Mr. Maskara was with General Electric Corporation, an industrial manufacturing company, where he gained significant experience in Lean Manufacturing through his leadership of an executive corporate initiative group focused on Lean. He subsequently led a stand-alone business unit in the water industry, which was later sold to Pentair. Mr. Maskara also worked at McKinsey & Company, a management consultant firm, in both their Chicago and Amsterdam offices. While at McKinsey, he advised businesses on industrial turnarounds and driving growth through customer insights and segmentation.
Mr. Maskara is a co-author of nine patents in advanced materials. He holds an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.