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SIMA re-elects Senthilkumar as chairman
Sep '16
The Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA) has unanimously re-elected M Senthilkumar, MD of BKS Textiles, Palladam as chairman of the association for 2016-17. P Nataraj, MD of KPR Mill, Coimbatore and K Vinayakam, MD of SCM Textile Spinners, Avinashi and MD of The Chennai Silks have been re-elected as deputy chairman and vice chairman respectively.
Senthilkumar has over 40 years of experience in the textile field and has actively participated in various national and state level textile forums. He served as the chairman of Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) – set up by the Union ministry of textiles, from December, 2002 to January, 2005.  He is the promoter, chairman and managing director of Palladam Hi-tech weaving park (PHWP). PHWP is the first park to have been established under the Government of India scheme for integrated textile parks and this park became operational from April 2008. He is the director in Apparel, Made Ups and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council, Gurgaon, Textile Sector Skill Council, New Delhi and SIMA Textile Processing Centre Limited, Cuddalore. He is the principal member on the Committee of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), New Delhi.
P Nataraj is a member of the Committee of CITI, and also a member in the Textile Panel of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Coimbatore. He is also a committee member of the ICMF Cotton Development and Research Association. He is also vice president of Indian Cotton Federation, Coimbatore.
K Vinayakam has turned The Chennai Silks as an icon for textiles in Tamil Nadu. He is MD of Space Textiles (P) Limited, Coimbatore which includes The Chennai Silks, Sree Kumaran Thangamaligan and SCM Textile Spinners. A product of The Chennai Silks has earned World Guinness Record in the textile field for “The Richest Sari” in the world. (RKS)

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