Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and provider of EPC solutions & comprehensive EPC solutions & rooftop solar providers, has appointed Dr. Milind Kulkarni as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Dr. Kulkarni’s role will be critical in product & technology development and manufacturing, design & process development while supporting the company’s expansion and achieving technological breakthroughs.
Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director, Vikram Solar Limited stated, “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 revolutionize solar energy for the nation.”
With a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Kulkarni has a diverse experience spanning 24 years in the fields of technology development and deployment, product development, application engineering & pre-sales, and has profound market intelligence & insight-led decision-making ability. He has rich experience in the renewables sector and is also experienced in various leadership roles across semiconductor technology and solar energy.
On his appointment, Milind 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.”
Prior to joining Vikram Solar, Dr. Kulkarni has served in various leadership roles with entities including Suzlon Limited, Svagos Technik Inc, GCL Solar Materials, SunEdison, and MEMC Electronic Materials. He has also authored and co-authored over 70 international journal publications, patents, conference presentations, plenary talks, and book chapters, collectively. It is this deep expertise that he will bring to his new role.