The Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) – the apex association of the Indian electrical equipment manufacturing industry, has recently announced Mr Vipul Ray, Managing Director, Elmex Controls Ltd as the new President of IEEMA for the year 2021-2022. Following the same, Mr Ray took over at the Annual General Meeting of the Association.
Also, office bearers Mr Rohit Pathak, CEO, Birla Copper (Hindalco Industries Limited) and Mr Hamza Arsiwala, Chairman & Managing Director, Stelmec Limited took over as Senior Vice President and Vice President respectively for the year 2021-22.
“India is going through an energy transition as a result of which the Indian Electrical and allied electronics industry will have lots of opportunities. To my mind, innovation, investment in digital transformation, Research & development and quality will be key drivers to staying ahead of the curve. Exports, accessing international markets, will help keep us set our sights higher. Aligning to the national priorities of AatmaNirbhar Bharat, vocal for local and local for global would be important. IEEMA will therefore focus on all of these and at the firm level, work with its members to build competitiveness to be able to access international markets. Of course, we will continue to build on our interactions with the Government to facilitate ‘Ease of Doing business; for our members”, states Vipul Ray, speaking on his vision and priority for IEEMA. “My team and I will continue to work in building a robust, healthy and dynamic Indian electrical equipment industry, encompassing the complete value chain in power generation, transmission and distribution equipment”, adds Ray.
“We are delighted and looking forward to the leadership of Mr Vipul Ray. He has extensive international experience, a passion for start-ups, innovation and technology. All this makes him exceptionally well placed to lead IEEMA at this very important juncture,”, says Ms Charu Mathur, Director General, IEEMA, commenting on the recent change.
An active mentor in the start-up ecosystem, Vipul Ray is fuelled with a passion for engineering and product development. Aided by his leadership, Elmex has grown multi-fold. With a B.E. (Mechanical), M.S. (Manufacturing) from the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) and M.B.A from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Mr Ray has a presence in over 45 countries across the globe and in various sectors ranging from Renewables, Oil & Gas, Railways, Industrial Automation, Telecom, Power etc.