Bhyrav Mutnuri has been promoted to Director of Research and Development

Bhyrav MutnuriWe are pleased to announce that Bhyrav Mutnuri has been promoted to Director, Research and Development, reporting to the Vice President, Sales and Engineering. In his role, Bhyrav will manage the daily operations of the Strongwell lab, oversee all research and development efforts, and continue to work closely with customers and potential clients to commercialize new custom products for Strongwell.
Bhyrav joined Strongwell in late 2018 as Product Development Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in India, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Prior to his tenure at Strongwell, Bhyrav had many years of experience in the composites industry with an emphasis on manufacturing using pultrusion, testing, and mechanical characterization. He also played a key role in improving process effectiveness and product quality and oversaw major R&D efforts at another pultrusion company. Bhyrav also previously worked for West Virginia University as an Engineering Scientist, and the Advanced and Applied Polymer Processing Institute as a Research Associate.
Bhyrav is a member of several industry and standard committees including Load and Resistance Factor Design where he is currently a voting member, ASTM International where he is Chairman of D20.18 – Reinforced Thermoset Composites, Cooling Tower Institute, Pultrusion Industry Council, and Fiberglass Grating Manufacturers Council.
Bhyrav, his wife Purnima, and son Sreekar, reside in Bristol, Tennessee. In his spare time, Bhyrav enjoys spending time with his family, watching Steelers football with his son, and photography.
Please join us in congratulating Bhyrav on his promotion!