Did the govt stunt growth of an indigenous technology enterprise?

It is a frightful yet motivating story. The government, which is today determined to promote ‘India made’ products, had once ‘put obstacles’ in the path of a pioneering enterprise. On the other hand, here is a man who lived a...

If you can develop the concept of ‘my company’ among the employees, you are...

His razor sharp looks belie his low-key disposition and a personality that exudes warmth, humility and enthusiasm. A man who speaks with machines, is also passionate about tigers, and can floor you with his zest. Today, the industry knows...

“Every organisation should be system-controlled & management’s interference should be minimal”

He rose from obscurity to pre-eminence, yet he retained his humility. With courage and the determination to pursue his dream, he overcame all obstacles and nurtured his ideas to fruition. Meet Subhash Goyal, managing director, Digital Circuits Pvt Ltd,...

I would ensure that MELSS continues to run as an institution and plays a...

Meet N Ramachandran, managing director, MEL Systems and Services Ltd (MELSS), who has a long career in the electronics industry, not only as a technology expert and a successful entrepreneur, but also as a catalyst for change in the electronics industry. Under his leadership and guidance, MELSS has been at the cutting edge of technology ever since 1982.
Narendra Bansal

“We have aggressive plans to take Intex to the next level by the coming...

A lot of people have ideas, but only a few can execute them successfully. A first generation entrepreneur and a visionary in the true sense, Narendra Bansal, chairman and managing director (CMD), Intex Technologies (India) Ltd, risked venturing into...

“Entering the field of manufacturing gave a new meaning to my professional life”

Ranked as one of the ‘Top 100 Influential People in Electronics Manufacturing’ by Venture Outsource, a global electronics manufacturing operations community, and with 45 years of committed service, T Vasu’s professional career has been dedicated to promoting the electronics...

I was successful in disciplining the union at Siemens

Natarajan Balakrishnan, managing director and CEO, EPCOS India, has donned many hats during a career spanning 35 years. From being a marketing and sales person to an HR head and now a successful leader, he has had rich and...

Now I am dedicated to social work but I cannot part ways with electronics...

Now I am dedicated to social work but I cannot part ways with electronics industry Life has been full of surprises and dramatic upheavals for Om Wadhwa. From being the son of a rich zamindar in Pakistan, he was reduced...

“As long as I continue to learn and grow, I know I’ll always move...

We talk about great people and their great deeds, but we hardly notice the great deeds of the not so great people—the stars who somehow remain hidden among the 1.2 billion people India boasts of. Who are these people,...

“I want to inspire the youth to change the face of rural India”: Dr...

While there are many who win honours and accolades in their life, very few are modest enough to share the credit for their achievements. Dr Harish Hande, managing director, Selco Solar Pvt Ltd, has empowered more than 20,000 rural households with his solar solutions. He attributes the success of Selco to his colleagues who have been constantly working on innovative solutions. Currently, Selco, which is one of India’s leading solar technology firms, has earned revenues of Rs 160 million and a profit of Rs 8 million, with projected revenues of Rs 240 million by 2013-14 and Rs 300 million by 2015. Dr Hande has won a number of awards like Asia’s prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2011, Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy, Accenture Economic Development Award and the world’s leading green energy award from Prince Charles – all in 2005. In 2007, he won the Social Entrepreneur of the Year award, before going on to win many more. Currently, Dr Hande wants the youth to take up his solar lighting model to each non-electrified region in the country. In a conversation with Nitasha Chawla of Electronics Bazaar, Dr Hande gets candid about his vast experience in rural areas and how these have shaped his life.

“My sole aim is to make Uniline No.1 power conditioning company in India”: RK...

Self-confidence in business is all about knowing what you want, and believing that you can achieve it. Here’s a man who has proved this by taking the untrodden path and making it big. Meet RK Bansal, a self-made entrepreneur, under whose leadership Uniline Energy Systems has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, Uniline has many government and other prestigious projects to its credit and is growing each year. Founded in 1989, Uniline is run from a 1393.54 sq m, modern sales and service area in south Delhi. It has three factories with an inhouse R&D centre in New Delhi, and two large scale manufacturing units at Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh. It has a strength of 300. With the aim to make India energy reliant by 2017, Bansal is planning to hire 150 youngsters who would take Uniline solutions to 50+ cities across India and overseas. Needless to say, the reputation earned by Uniline has been possible due to the sheer grit and determination of RK Bansal, whose vision to bring advanced power solutions technologies to India has resulted in various innovations in the UPS systems space, which are now widely used across different sectors. In a chat with Nitasha Chawla of Electronics Bazaar, RK Bansal, managing director, Uniline Energy Systems, shares his journey, from an engineer and growing to become a successful leader.

“We can sustain in the industry if we perform well consistently, for 25-30 years":...

Success isn’t in the numbers, believes Sunil Vachani, chairman and managing director, Dixon Technologies. He is among the few assiduous leaders who have been tirelessly engrossed in reviving the electronics industry. Having spent almost two decades in the industry, he has had his own share of successes and failures. Despite the trials faced, he is confident of riding the crest of the wave. His passion for electronics is unmatched, and the confidence and optimism he exudes is contagious. Speaking to Richa Chakravarty of Electronics Bazaar, Sunil Vachani recounts his journey within the industry as well as the course his life has taken.

Quest for business growth keeps me going: Pawan Sharma

From a modest beginning more than 20 years back, Victor Component Systems Pvt Ltd is today one of the leading manufacturers of electronic components in India. The force behind the company, Pawan Sharma, has worked hard to bring the...

I want to be remembered for my contributions to society: Ganesh Gudigara

As I waited at Nirmitsu Technologies, I saw a simply dressed man walk into his cabin. He greeted everyone around with a smile in his eyes, through he has a visual problem of adjusting to light and see clearly due to a retinal problem. Meet Ganesh Gudigara, managing director and CEO of Nirmitsu Technologies, a technology solutions provider. Gudigara has always been determined to not let his disability come in the way of success. Gudigara, who suffers from a retinal problem called retinitis pigmentosa, runs Nirmitsu Technologies, along with his brother, Ashok Gudigara, and a friend, Satish B

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