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R Krishnan appointed Director (HR), BHEL

On his appointment as Director on the Board of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), R Krishnan, 56, has assumed charge as Director (Human Resource) of the Navratna Public Sector engineering and manufacturing enterprise.

Prior to this, he was heading the company’s Heavy Power Equipment Plant, Hyderabad as Executive Director. An Electrical and Electronics Engineer from REC, Trichy (now NIT) and a Post Graduate in Design & Production of Heavy Electrical Equipment from MACT, Bhopal (Presently MANIT, Bhopal), he joined BHEL as an Engineer Trainee in 1977. He has 35 years of diversified and versatile professional experience through working in major segments of BHEL.

Under his leadership, the company’s Hyderabad plant achieved many milestones including the doubling of Physical Turnover in almost all products in a span of just two years; introduction of AC-AC Technology for E-2000 Oil Rigs, new technology of Frame 9FA Gas Turbines and Pumps for supercritical applications and the award of ‘Commendation for Significant Achievement’ in the CII-EXIM – Business Model for two years in succession.

Krishnan also established the Multi-Modal Transport System for despatch of Gas Turbines to various sites, including one through Bangladesh; introduced Techno-Commercial MoU concept in the Unit – the first product being Pulverisers and guided the process of Value Stream Mapping (Lean Manufacturing) in Products such as BFP-DT, HP Heaters, Pumps & Pulverisers.

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