Vilas V Gharat is the new president of Textile Association of India’s Mumbai unit. He has over 50 years’ experience in manufacturing functions in all composite sectors of the textile industry. He has spent more than a decade in operations and HR with an emphasis on business process consulting. He has been involved in the restructuring and transformation of large textile units. He is specialized in various fields of the textile value chain like change management, business development and project management, supply chain management, resource allocation, process reengineering and planning function. He is business consultant for Oswal Hammerle, for its upcoming state of art technology plant for manufacture of sophisticated yarn dyed shirtings. This is a joint venture project of the Oswal group and F.M. Hammerle, Austria. He has been executive director, Suvin Advisors; senior president, S Kumar’s; technical and commercial advisor, J K Cotton Mills; senior president, Morarjee Brembana.
Vikas Sharan is the new vice president. He has had a distinguished career in the textile machinery and machine tools industry. He has been with the textile machinery division of Voltas and handled the nonwovens, carpets, synthetics and circular knitting businesses of the ATE Group. He is a director of Saurer India. He is interested in sports, music, travelling and photography.