Mr. Vinod Kapur has been elected as World Foundry Organization (WFO) President for 2014 and 2015.
Vinod has served on the WFO Executive board for the past five years and is a former President of The Institute of Indian Foundrymen. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Gargi Huttenes Albertus Pvt.Ltd, a well-respected businessman and foundry material supplier based in Mumbai.
Vinod has long been a familiar face in the foundry industry throughout the world, having joined the then Institute of British Foundrymen in 1973 and has travelled around the globe to develop his extensive knowledge of the Cast Metals Industry.
WFO General Secretary, Mr. Andrew Turner said: “We are delighted that the membership voted unanimously for Vinod to take over the two-year role as WFO President. He is a worthy choice having developed a very successful company in India which represents several global foundry supply companies from Europe. Vinod’s passion for the industry and for the people employed in it will be an asset to the WFO.”
Vinod takes over the honorary Presidential role from Mr. Xabier Gonzalez Azpiri of Spain who has held the position for the past two years.
Speaking of his appointment Vinod said: “I am very thankful to the WFO General Council for their confidence in me and having elected me as President of WFO for the years 2014 and 2015. I feel proud to be in this esteemed position, to represent my country and of course The Institute of Indian Foundrymen”.