11 Sep :Shri VVR Sastry, Chairman and Managing Director of Defence Public Sector Undertaking, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), has been conferred with the prestigious ELCINA – Dun & Bradstreet Electronics Man of the Year Award for the year 2007-08.
The award was presented to Shri VVR Sastry by Dr. V Krishnamurthy, Chairman, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council, at ELCINA’s 32nd award function held in New Delhi yesterday. Shri Ajay Shankar, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, was present as Guest-of-Honour.
The Electronics Industries Association of India (ELCINA) instituted the Electronics Man of the Year Award in 1987 to recognize individual efforts towards growth of the electronics industry in India. Shri Sastry is the 20th recipient of this coveted award.
Shri Sastry joined BEL-Bangalore in 1969 and has 39 years experience in engineering, manufacturing, project management, technology management and marketing. Shri Sastry and his team at BEL’s Bangalore Complex were responsible for innovative designs of consumer electronics products. They designed a solid-state Black & White TV Receiver using BEL semiconductor devices and all indigenous components in 1977 – the first in the country to achieve this.
ELCINA has been presenting annual awards for outstanding work in R&D, Exports, Excellence in Quality, Business Excellence and Environment Management since 1976. Last year, ELCINA joined hands with Dun & Bradstreet and the awards were renamed as ELCINA – Dun & Bradstreet Awards for Excellence in Electronics Hardware and Services.