Kulkarni has experience in the renewables sector and is also experienced in various leadership roles across semiconductor technology and solar energy
Renewable energy firm Vikram Solar has appointed Milind Kulkarni as its Chief Technical Officer (CTO), it announced in a statement.
In this role, Kulkarni will be leading product and technology development and manufacturing as well as design and process development, while supporting the company’s expansion and achieving technological breakthroughs.
Kulkarni has extensive experience spanning 24 years in the fields of technology development and deployment, product development, application engineering and pre-sales. He has experience in the renewables sector and is also experienced in various leadership roles across semiconductor technology and solar energy. He also holds a PhD in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis.
Kulkarni has held various leadership roles in firms like Suzlon Limited, Svagos Technik Inc, GCL Solar Materials, SunEdison and MEMC Electronic Materials before joining Vikram Solar.
Gyanesh Chaudhary, managing director, Vikram Solar Limited, said, “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.”
Kulkarni said, “I am pleased to be a part of team Vikram Solar that continues to scale its efforts and commitment towards Atma Nirbhar Bharat tirelessly. I look forward to working with such a committed and dynamic team.”
Vikram Solar Limited specialises in efficient PV module manufacturing and comprehensive EPC solutions.