On his appointment as Director on the Board of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), S Balakrishnan, 57, has assumed charge as Director (Industrial Systems & Products) of the Public Sector Engineering and Manufacturing Enterprise.
Prior to this, as Executive Director, he was heading the Heavy Power Equipment Plant (HPEP), Ramachandrapuram – one of the major units of BHEL at Hyderabad. Earlier, he was heading the company’s Industrial Products (Electrical & Mechanical) business at Industry Sector, Delhi, as General Manager In-charge.
Balakrishnan is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from University of Indore, Madhya Pradesh and acquired his Masters Degree in Stress & Vibration Analysis from Bhopal University. He started his career with BHEL as Engineer Trainee in 1982 in the company’s Trichy unit and subsequently moved to BHEL, Bhopal, where he worked in various capacities in the areas of A.C. machines, nuclear turbines and transformers at BHEL’s Bhopal Plant.
Balakrishnan brings with him 35 years of diverse experience in the areas of electrical machines, transformers, gas turbines, steam turbines, pulverisers, heat exchangers, oil rigs, etc.