Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) elected P. Ramadas, Managing Director, Ace Manufacturing Systems Ltd as its President at its 71st Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) on 6th September in Bengaluru.
Indradev Babu, Managing Director, UCAM Private Ltd has been elected as the Vice President of the Association.
Ramadas graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal and got his M.Tech in Machine Tools from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Madras, Chennai in 1970. He later joined Hindustan Machine Tools as a Design Engineer and developed indigenous machine tools. Ramadas was part of the design team which developed the first NC Lathe in 1972-73 and led the development of the first CNC Grinding machine later. Ramadas has worked in MMC, Widia and Mysore Kirloskar. He later joined hands with the promoters of Ace Designers Ltd and started Ace Manufacturing Systems Ltd in 1994 to produce machining centres.
IMTMA is focused on creating an environment conducive for development of machine tool industry in India. To achieve this, IMTMA partners with industry and the Government of India as well as state governments through various advisory and consultative processes. IMTMA is the single point of contact for the Indian machine tool industry in the country.