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Updated: May 1, 2023 / Power 50 for 2023

2023 Power 50: Udit Batra

Photo | Courtesy of Waters Corp. Udit Batra, president & CEO of Waters Corp., in Milford
Udit Batra Title President & CEO Company Waters Corp., in Milford Residence Wellesley Colleges University of Delaware, Princeton University in New Jersey Read all the 2023 Power 50 profiles here
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It’s been a busy year for Waters under Udit Batra’s leadership. The Milford company generated more than $3 billion in revenues in 2022, an annual increase of 7%. To go along with strong sales, the company has made numerous investments in its future. In February, it announced it will acquire Wyatt Technology Corp. in Santa Barbara, California, for $1.36 billion. Waters invested $5.8 million to grow its Ireland research-and-development center and created a bioanalysis academy in South Korea.

On top of this, Waters finished a new $215-million precision chemical manufacturing plant in Taunton that received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification in September from the U.S. Green Building Council. It was the first chemical manufacturing facility in Massachusetts to receive LEED designation.

Batra joined the company three years ago, taking over the third largest manufacturing company in Central Massachusetts, with 1,800 employees locally and 8,200 globally.

Batra is a member of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Trust Board, and he has supported Mass General Hospital ImproveCareNow initiative, a network dedicated to transforming care for children and youth with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

How should professionals best use the power they wield? “At Waters, we have a commitment to leave the world better than we found it. This should be a guiding principle for those in leadership as we have a powerful responsibility as mentors, teachers, and role models to act with integrity and inspiration.”

An all-rounder: Batra likes football and basketball, but cricket is his main sport. He played while in India in town and at school. As a senior at the University of Delaware, he made a team of expats and created a competitive team. Batra was the captain of his team and played at Princeton with some of his life-long best friends coming from the Princeton cricket team.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly said Waters Corp. acquired Wyatt Technology Corp. in February, when the acquisition was announced in February but has not been completed.

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