Vikram Solar appoints Milind Kulkarni as chief technical officer


Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and a comprehensive EPC solutions & rooftop solar provider, has appointed Milind Kulkarni as the Chief Technical officer (CTO). CTO’s role will be critical in product and technology development and manufacturing design and process development, while supporting the company’s expansion and achieving technological breakthrough.

Kulkarni has a PhD in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis. He has a profound experience of over 24 years with skills in technology development and deployment, product development, application engineering and pre-sales, market intelligence and insight-led decision making. He has hands-on experience in the Renewable Sector and also experience in various leadership roles across semiconductor and solar energy.

Prior to joining Vikram Solar, Kulkarni has served in various leadership roles with entities including Suzlon, Svagos Technik, Inc, GCL Solar Materials, SunEdison and MEMC Electronic Materials.

Saibaba Vutukuri, Chief Executive Officer, Vikram Solar Limited, expressed, “Having Milind as part of the team will aid the company to keep its commitment towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat. His knowledge and experience will give a massive boost to Vikram Solar as we venture into solar cell manufacturing and backward integration. Considering the current scenario, I believe a technological advancement is key for the solar industry. I am optimistic that Milind will help us scale beyond expectations.”

The newly appointed Chief Technical Officer, Milind Kulkarni said, “Vikram Solar has created a phenomenal growth trajectory within a short time span. I am glad to be a part of Vikram’s young, energetic, and dedicated team and I believe this is the right time for an aspiring company such as Vikram to spread its wings to lead progress in the country. My aim is to build on the company’s success.”

About Vikram Solar Limited: Vikram Solar Limited (formerly known as Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd.) is a leading solar energy solutions provider, specializing in efficient PV module manufacturing and comprehensive EPC solutions. With an international presence in 6 continents, the Company is an active contributor in shaping the solar revolution across continents. Carrying forward the extensive manufacturing experience of the Vikram Group, Vikram Solar, since 2006, is building on a 4-decade-old success story.