Mr. Arvind Pradhan
Mr. Arvind Pradhan is an award-winning entrepreneur armed with 25+ years of rich experience of working in different manufacturing environments across the globe. Currently, he serves as the President and CEO of Camaco LLC. IIT Kanpur has conferred upon him the Distinguished Alumnus Award 2016 for his entrepreneurial excellence.
Mr. Arvind Pradhan received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1974. Later, he went to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he studied for a Master's degree in the same subject and an MBA degree as well.
Since then, Mr. Pradhan has held several management positions in the areas of engineering, plant management, project management, materials management, new facility program management and financial audits and analysis. He has worked with organizations like Corning Glass Works and Eaton Corporation. As a part of Eaton's corporate group, he worked extensively on due diligence assignments, acquisition strategy and analysis, and new acquisition management. Before taking plunge as an entrepreneur, for several years, he ran his own manufacturing consulting practice supporting Fortune 500 companies. His capabilities include strategic direction development, manufacturing facility redesign, new systems development, supplier alliances, training and personnel development.
In 2013, Mr. Pradhan won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award under the automotive category for Michigan and Northwest Ohio region. The award recognizes the outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.