Vikram Solar has appointed Dr Milind Kulkarni as the new Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the company.
April 29, 2021. By Manu Tayal
Vikram Solar, country’s one of the leading module manufacturers, has appointed Dr Milind Kulkarni as the new Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the company.
In his new role, Dr Kulkarni will lead the product and technology development and manufacturing, design and process development, while supporting the company’s expansion and achieving technological breakthrough.
He has profound market intelligence and insight-led decision making ability along with 24 years of experience in the fields of technology development and deployment, product development, application engineering & pre-sales.
On the educational front, he has a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.
Prior to joining Vikram Solar, Dr Kulkarni has served in various leadership roles with entities including Suzlon, Svagos Technik, GCL Solar Materials, SunEdison and MEMC Electronic Materials.
Besides, he has also authored and co-authored over 70 international journal publications, patents, conference presentations, plenary talks, and book chapters, collectively.
Commenting on Dr Kulkarni’s appointment, Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director of Vikram Solar, said “we are living in an environment and chasing energy goals where constant technological innovation is key for the advancement of the solar energy industry. Dr. Kulkarni’s technological prowess and experience will give a massive boost to the company as we venture into solar-cell manufacturing, backward integration and continue to be among the first to revolutionise solar energy for the nation.”
Dr Kulkarni, upon his association with Vikram Solar, said “I am pleased to be a part of team Vikram Solar that continues to scale its efforts and commitment towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat tirelessly. I look forward to working with such a committed and dynamic team.”
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