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Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA), the apex association of the Indian electrical equipment manufacturing industry, announced appointment of RK Chugh to the post of President, IEEMA for 2019-20. Chugh formally took over the post during the IEEMA annual convention held on September 17, themed as ‘Transformational Reforms’, in Mumbai.
Seeking the support of his industry peers, Chugh observed the present economic slowdown in India and the world presented not only a challenge but also an opportunity to the electricals industry. “All of us individually and collectively can make a big difference towards bringing about a turnaround in our own areas of work, thereby contributing to a substantial change at macro level. Increase in productivity together with creation of more jobs in our set ups should be a priority to increase consumption level in the country. Thrust on exports to newer markets and countries with quality products and services can ensure much higher capacity utilisation in our factories and, of course, power will play a very important role in achieving these ambitions,” he said.
Commenting on the appointment, Sunil Misra, Director General, IEEMA said, “We are glad to have Mr. Chugh to lead and guide the association. His outstanding professional credentials and extensive international experience make him exceptionally well placed to provide leadership to IEEMA at this important juncture.”
Vipul Ray, Managing Director, Elmex Controls Pvt Ltd and Rohit Pathak, CEO & President, Aditya Birla Insulators also took over as vice presidents for the year.