VP Mahendru, Chairman & Managing Director, Eon Electric Ltd, promoted the company in 1958 for manufacturing and marketing electrical distribution and safety equipment. The Group has since been growing by leaps and bounds with its various manufacturing plants. Mahendru is a dynamic and energetic personality well known in the business and social circles. He has been the President of IEEMA for the year 2001-02; President of Rotary Club Jalandhar; President of Northern India Switchgear Manufacturers Association (NISMA); President of Federation of Engineering Industries of India (FEII) and others.
He has also participated and led a number of delegations of industrialists and exporters to Russia, Europe, the Middle East including Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, etc; African countries including South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, etc; Australia and New Zealand for export promotion and technology tie ups.
He is also member of the Governing Body of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS/ISI) contributing to the strategic policies for formulation and implementation of Indian Standards for various electrical and electronic equipment. He is also executive member of various policy-making bodies of Government of India, including the Central Consumer Protection Council of India, National Productivity Council, etc.