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LeSueur Memorial Award Recipient, Ravi Gukathasan

LeSueur Memorial Award

17 April 2017

The 2017 winner of the LeSueur Memorial Award is:

Ravi Gukathasan
Digital Specialty Chemicals

Ravi Gukathasan is CEO and founder of Digital Specialty Chemicals which was started in 1987. Starting out with only 2 employees, DSC is now an ISO9001 & 14001 registered company with a modern manufacturing facility, more than 60 employees and annual sales in excess of $20 million. Gukathasan’s expertise and passion focuses on developing new specialty chemical products.

Digital Specialty Chemicals is the sole producer in Canada of the unique oregano-metallic compounds used in semi-conductor fabrication. These chemicals help make the chips that power our phones, devices and computers. Other products are used in the pharmaceuticals sector.

Gukathasan received both his BSc and has a PhD in organo-metallic compounds from University of Toronto.

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