The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) was held on September 18, 2021, on “Online mode” in view of the prevailing pandemic situation. The main purpose of the AGM is to consider the Income and Expenditure account and the report of the Branch Committee relating to the Financial Year 2020-21. In addition, every two years IIMM have to elect a new set of Office Committee consisting of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Committee members and National Council Members. Accordingly, this year it elected the new Office Committee for the Year 2021-23.

The important event of election of the new office bearers for the term 2021-23 conducted by the election officer Mr. Kartik D. Dore, and took over the proceedings. He read out the nominations received for the posts of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and 4-National Council members. And, following were formally declared elected unopposed for the term 2021-2023.

Office Bearers

Dr. B. Ramesh was elected Chairman of IIMM, Chennai, for 2021-2023. Mr. Subir Kumar Mohanty was elected Vice-Chairman. Mr. T. Sornakumar and Dr. B. Sampath were elected Hony. Secretary and Hony. Treasurer of IIMM Chennai respectively. The new National Council Members were Mr. J. Ravishankar, Mr. N. Swayambhu, Mr. T. A. B. Barathi, and Mr. K. Nagappan. All the new elected office-bearers were formally introduced by MoC.

Dr. B. Ramesh is a B.E. Mechanical, M.B.A. (Finance), M.S. (Manufacturing Management) from BITS, Pilani, and Ph.D in Management BIT, Mesra, Ranchi. He is having an industrial experience of over 29 years and specialized himself in Automotive Trailer Design, Manufacturing, Application Engineering and Logistics. He is also the member in BIS TED 22 Committee and Convenor for AIS 091 and 092 standards.

Mr. Subir Kumar Mohanty is a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law from Utkal University. After a brief stint as an Advocate, he joined Tata Steel in 1988. He also completed GDMM from IIMM and PGDM from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. He has also obtained CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) from ISM, USA. He is a Research Scholar and pursuing his Ph.D in Supply Chain Management in Vels University, Chennai, since 2016. He is Certified Trainer for MLS – SCM form ITC, Geneva.

Mr. T. Sornakumar, is a B.E. (Mechanical), MBA – SCM. He was held Materials – Purchase positions in Rane Brakes, Sundaram Fasteners Ltd., Sundaram Brakes, Simpson & Co. Ltd. Currently, he is the Assistant General Manager – Supply Chain, Super Auto Forge Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.

Dr. B. Sampath is a Electrical Engineering graduate, MBA and PhD in Project Management. He is a qualified Charted Engineer and he additionally holds QPMP from IPMA, UBP from NITIE, CPM & PMA Certifications from GW University and a BVC certified IMS lead Auditor. He worked with English Electric, GEC Alstom, ABB Ltd., Areva T&D @ GE in senior positions. He has been in Transmission & Distribution Projects business industry for the past 30 plus years holding various key professional positions including P & L. Presently working as President and responsible for T & D Turnkey Projects Business and operations in W S Industries India Ltd., WS Group., Chennai.

Earlier, Dr. B. Ramesh, newly-elected Branch Chairman, gave a brief address accepting the responsibility for the new position and also welcomed the elected team members.