New Delhi: T Muthukumar has assumed charge as Director (Production & Marketing) of Mishra Dhatu Nigam (MIDHANI), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Defence, with effect from June 23, 2022. Prior to this, he was working as Chief General Manager in Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). He was recommended for the post by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on February 15.
Muthukumar completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgy) from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in the year 1986. He has over 34 years of experience in the Steel industry.
Muthukumar joined Durgapur Steel Plant, one of the integrated steel plants of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) as a Management Trainee in the year 1987. He has since risen through the ranks at SAIL after working at various departments at different levels. He was promoted as Chief General Manager (I/c Works) at Salem Steel Plant, SAIL in the year 2019. He has served at SAIL, Salem Steel Plant from the year 1994 till 2019. Before moving to MIDHANI, he was working as Chief General Manager (Projects) at Durgapur Steel Plant from the year 2020 onwards.
Muthukumar has attended various international training programs and conferences and has been a Chairman of the Alloy Steel Committee. During his career at SAIL, he was credited with successfully developing and commercialising the production of various new grades to increase the market base. He was also credited with alloy designing and developing of various grades of Cr-Mn and high Nitrogen austenitic stainless steel and for successfully rolling and supplying ICSS-1218-321 (12X18H10T) stainless steel for ISRO, Chandrayan Mission. His contribution to indigenisation includes; establishing a process route to supply material for Delhi Metro Railway Coaches manufactured by BEML, Bangalore. At Salem Steel Plant, SAIL, he was also instrumental in initiating the in-house fabrication of a Rail cutting machine and the establishment of a Plate annealing facility.
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