New Delhi: AV Kamlakar, who is presently serving as CEO, IISCO Steel Plant (ISP), has assumed additional charge as Chief Executive Officer at Durgapur Steel Plant & Alloy Steels Plant (DSP & ASP). Kamlakar has previously held the charge of Executive Director at Salem Steel Plant (SSP) and has also held additional charge as Executive Director, VISL. Since April 26, he has been posted as OSD at ISP.
Kamlakar joined SAIL at Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) in 1987 after completing his BE in Metallurgy from Ravishankar University, Raipur. He worked for about 25 years in Rail & Strl Mill in Bhilai Steel Plant, where he played a key role in production and supply of desired grade, quality and length of prime rails for Indian Railways. During his tenure at RSM of BSP, he was also involved in design and development of thick web asymmetric rails that are used in switch points of tracks. At Bhilai Steel Plant, he rose through the ranks to head the Mill as General Manager in 2013.
He was also instrumental as a Project Owner in finalising design of the Modex unit, Universal Rail Mill, which is equipped with the first walking beam furnace, that became operational in Jan 2017, and rolls out the world’s longest 130-metre rail. In July 2016, he joined Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) as an expert for stabilization of Medium Structural Mill (MSM) and assumed the charge of GM in charge of Mills.
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