JG Kulkarni has been elected president of the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA) for the year 2012-13. Kulkarni has been associated with Crompton Greaves for the last 32 years is currently Executive Vice President of Crompton Greaves and President, CG Power (Asia). He has worked in various disciplines individually and jointly with international experts in design, technology, projects, quality systems, TQM-BPR-TOC.
A Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Kulkarni has donned various roles including being a Member on Board of CG Lucy Switchgear and CG-ZIV Power Automation Solutions. In addition to his business responsibility, Kulkarni also handles various processes in HR, technology and business excellence and is actively involved in various national and international forums for promoting the Indian industry.
Assuming his new responsibility, Kulkarni said, "We, in the industry, also need to focus on leveraging the power of innovation and adopting cutting-edge technology for faster product development, through continuous innovation and greater investment in research & development. We should imbibe dynamic production techniques to enhance cost efficiency, even while supplying products conforming to highest standards of quality. Critical attention is required in enhancing our cost competiveness, especially to withstand the overseas competition in our domestic market. We must broaden our horizons and think of the entire world as our potential market by scaling up our operations".