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ELCINA Elects Mr Paresh Vasani, MD, Circuit Systems India Ltd & CEO, PCB Power as President for 2020-21

Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) at its 52nd Annual General Meeting held on 25th September 2020 elected Mr. Paresh Vasani as President for the year 2020-21.

Mr. Vasani is an entrepreneur par excellence and established Circuit Systems (India) Limited (CSIL), a leading manufacturer of printed circuit boards having state-of-art manufacturing facilities at Gandhinagar (India). The company has established itself as PCB, PCBA, Component Sourcing and as an end to end solution provider. With CSIL as the holding company, Mr Vasani established PCB POWER for all of the marketing and ecommerce activities of the Group. PCB POWER is working in prototype and small volume production with delivery terms as short as only one day, while CSIL focuses on volume business. PCB POWER Inc, USA, is a prototype manufacturing facility and focusing on high technology aerospace and defense industries in addition to the industrial electronics industry in the USA.

CSIL is a customer oriented enterprise with a mission to assist customers to fulfill their requirements at the pinnacle of technology.  PCB POWER is one of the most popular brands in PCB Industry in India selling PCBs using its state of the art Ecommerce Platform.

Mr. Vasani is also a mentor to CIIE (Center for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship) of IIM A.    He is a chartered member and on board of governing council of TiE Ahmedabad Chapter.  He has also been President of IPCA. Mr Vasani takes over the reins from Mr Amrit Manwani, CMD, Sahasra Group.

The other eminent ELCINA office bearers elected for the year 2020-21 include –

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1. Mr. Sanjay Agarwal, Senior Vice President, MD, Globe Capacitors Ltd., Faridabad
2. Mr. Vijay Gujarathi, Vice President, COO & Director, EOS Power India Ltd., Mumbai
3. Mr. Sasikumar Gendham, Hony Secretary, MD, Salcomp Manufacturing  India Pvt.Ltd. Sriperumbudur
4. Mr Richard Puthota, Honorary Treasurer, Director, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, Chennai
  Other Key Office Bearers who were given responsibility for different regions are as follows:
5. Dr Ashwini Aggarwal, Chairman Northern Region, Director, Applied Materials India Pvt.Ltd., Faridabad
6. Mr Gagan Bansal, Co-Chairman, Northern Region, VP (Sales),TDK India Pvt.Ltd., Noida
7. Mr Sunil Banwari, Chairman, Southern Region, MD & COO, AT&S India Pvt Ltd. Nanjangud
8. Mr Richard Puthota, Co-Chairman, Director, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions
9. Mr Anuraag Dhoot, Chairman Western Region. CEO, Epitome Components Pvt Ltd,  Ahmednagar
10. Mr Mitesh Kumar Lokwani, Co-Chairman (Western Region). MD, HLBS Tech Pvt Ltd., Bhopal

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Brief Profiles of Office Bearers

Mr. Sanjay Agarwal – (Sr. Vice President), Managing Director, Globe Capacitors Ltd., Faridabad

Mr. Sanjay Agarwal is Managing Director of Globe Capacitors Limited Faridabad.  He has 31 years of experience in Capacitors Industry. He has completed BE (E&E) from MIT Manipal in the year 1988.  He was vast experience in international markets like North Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Far East.

Under his leadership the Company expanded from a mere capacitor company to a world class recognised player in Appliance industry. The company has won several awards in the category of Exports & Business Excellence. It was his brainchild that Globe did a vertical expansion and launched a new company Super Electro Films Limited in which Metallised PP Film for Capacitors is made. This company is again renowned throughout the world for Quality and integrity.

Globe Capacitors is the largest Appliance capacitor producer in India and is strategic supplier to nearly all the MNCs present in India. Apart from catering to the Indian market Globe exports to North Americas, Middle east, South America, Europe and far east. The company products are UL listed and CB certified by TUV. The factories are ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001. The company is engaged in CSR activities in the spirit of ‘Giving back to Society’. Mr. Sanjay Agarwal is also Co-Promoter of popular Snack Food company CORNITOS.

Mr. Vijay Gujarathi  – (Vice President), COO & Director, EOS Power India Ltd., Mumbai

Mr. Vijay Gujarathi, Oct 1972 born is Mechanical and Industrial Engineer from Mumbai University and has completed management studies from Welingkar Institute of management and ISB Hyderabad. He has over 25 Years of professional experience with EMS and ODM Companies like Celetronix, Jabil Circuits and EOS Power at various senior level management positions. Presently he is Whole Time Director and COO at EOS Power India Private limited. He is also one of the Founding Director of Ei EMS India Private limited, a start-up EMS Company in New Mumbai. He has played pivotal role in turning around the sick businesses he worked with and has played key role in winning the various excellence awards and recognitions for the company from Frost and Sullivan, Dun and Bradstreet, ELCINA, EFY, FICCI, RGNQA etc.

He has been executive committee member of ELCINA from 2014 and recently appointed as Chairman West. He is also Chairman for west Region for EPCES (Export promotion council for EOU’S and SEWs).

Mr. Sasikumar Gendham – (Hony Secretary), Managing Director, Salcomp Manufacturing India Pvt. Ltd.  Sriperumbudur

Mr. Sasikumar Gendham has over 16 years’ experience in Telecom & Manufacturing Industry, and he currently leads Salcomp’s India Operations. Salcomp is a Finnish company and the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phone chargers with its manufacturing operations in India, China, Brazil, and offices in Finland, Taiwan, Japan, US & South Korea.

He joined Salcomp in 2007 from Tyco Electronics Corporation, and prior to that he had a long association with Hical Technologies, Bangalore.

He was responsible for Sales & Marketing, and later Sourcing functions of the company, before he took charge as Head of India Operations.  He has been instrumental in transforming Salcomp’s India Operations to a high performing unit within the group, and India operations has become a significant part of Salcomp’s global footprint.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Production Engineering and an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Aalto University, Finland.

Mr. Sasi holds a Bachelor Degree in Production Engineering and an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Aalto University, Finland.

Mr. Richard Puthota – (Hony. Treasurer & Reg. Co-Chairman (South), Senior Director,  MacDermid Alpha Electronics SolutionsChennai

Mr. Puthota has 30 years’ experience in the industry (PC Fab & Assembly in India / Overseas). Currently he is Director – Business Development & Tech Support and Responsible for Cookson’s (Alpha) business & Tech Support in Africa, India, Sri Lanka & Middle-East).

He undertakes process audits for OEMs, Train & Certify Engineers at customer locations.
The key segments handled by Mr. Puthota are Consumer, Telecom, Automotive, Lighting, Industrial, Defence & Aerospace.

Mr. Puthota an IIM Bangalore Alumni, is a graduate in Chemical Technology and holds PG Diploma in Applied Chemistry. He is also a Certified IPC-610 Trainer and a Six Sigma – GB

Dr. Ashwini Aggarwal – (Reg. Chairman (North), Director,  Applied Materials India Pvt.Ltd., Faridabad

Dr Ashwini is an industry veteran with 30+ years in the Industry including 18 years in Hewlett-Packard; has rich and diverse experience in handling Enterprise and Government segment for the tech intensive ESDM sector. Ashwini is well known in the industry for his creative and breakthrough market development initiatives and has been the co-chair/Executive Committee member for key committees in IESA, ESSC, USISPF, CII, FICCI, ELCINA & IEEMA.

Dr. Ashwini (Ashwini) Aggarwal is Director -Government Affairs at Applied Materials India.

He is a Fellow of Institute of Electronics and Telecom Engineers, a M.Sc. in Physics and Electronics with distinction from St. Stephens College and a MBA from FMS, University of Delhi.

Mr. Gagan Bansal – (Reg. Co-Chairman (North), Vice President – Sales, TDK India Pvt. Ltd., Noida

Mr. Gagan Bansal is a graduate in Electronics and Telecommunications and holds a Master degree in Business Administration. He has more than 24 years of experience in the Electronics Industry and has worked for brands like Siemens, EPCOS and TDK.

He is credited to have grown the business of TDK Electronics Components in India substantially in all application fields in the last few years. TDK is a 13 billion dollar MNC in the sphere of passive electronic components, sensors, energy devices and magnetic materials that has wide ranging application in electrical and electronics industry. Mr. Gagan Bansal started as a graduate Trainee Engineer in this company and moving up the ranks, now holds the position of Vice President – sales and marketing – Industrial and Home appliances segment.

Mr. Bansal is associated with ELCINA for the last 8 years as an active member of the ELCINA Executive committee and has been a member of the Task force on Electronics Components Manufacturing for bringing attention to the long standing problem of in adequacy of investment and manufacturing capabilities in India.

Mr.Sunil Banwari – (Reg Chairman South), MD & COO, AT&S India Private Limited, Nanjangud

Mr. Sunil Banwari is the Chief Operating Officer and MD of AT&S India Pvt. Ltd. He has 30 years of international leadership experience including 20 years in US and 10 years in Asia in semiconductor and electronics manufacturing.

He has held positions of responsibility at Fortune 500 companies like Intel, ON Semiconductor (7yrs), Smiths Interconnect and Neotech EMS. He has the unique distinction of being multi-lingual and knows English, Hindi, Japanese, and Spanish and beginner German/Mandarin. Sunil is a Masters in Science and Business Administration.

Mr. Anuraag Dhoot – (Reg. Chairman West), Managing Director, Epitome Components Limited, Ahmednagar

Mr Dhoot is the Founder and Managing Director of Epitome Components Pvt. Ltd. A manufacturer of bare Printed Circuit Boards ( PCBs).  Since inception Epitome has grown consistently and now ranks no. 2 in India.  State of the art facilities, continuous investments in the business and a flexible customer centric approach has made this possible even in the face of intense price competition from imports.

Mr. Dhoot has been actively engaged in promotion of Electronics manufacturing through ELCINA and IPCA, and has been Invited by MEITY in several policy level deliberations with Industry members.

Mr. Dhoot is an active member of various industry associations namely, ELCINA ,

IPCA ( Past Vice President), CII, MCCIA, YPO ( A global organization of CEOs and Industry leaders) , President (Supa Industrial Manufacturers Association)

Mr. Mitesh Lokwani – (Reg. Co-Chairman (West), Managing Director – HLBS Tech (P) Limited, Bhopal

Mr. Mitesh K. Lokwani, Managing Director of HLBS TECH (P) LTD, incorporated the company in 2004, December with the aim of developing a manufacturing unit of IT Products in INDIA. A small scale industry with over 50 employees. HLBS TECH(P) LTD. has made growth at a very rapid pace. HLBS is registered with Govt bodies eg DGS&D, DDGIT, BEL, HAL MPLUN, MPCCF, NCCF.  HLBS Brand manufacturers Computers, Thin client KIOSK servers all in one pc thin clients smart class products electronic podium etc.

Mr. Mitesh’s corporate Endeavour has been well recognized. HLBS Tech Pvt. Ltd. has received seven national awards, such as the 2015 National Productivity and Innovation Award in the Electronics and Computer Hardware Sector for two consecutive years, the SKOCH Award for three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020 amongst the top 200 MSMEs in India. Moreover, the company received the UDYOG Ratna Award for two following years in 2019 and 2020, the Indian Achiever for Industrial Excellence Award, etc. Mr. Mitesh Kumar has been trained in Industry 4.0 working culture at Taiwan. The purpose of making India a tech power is an ambition he would forever pursue.