Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (Odisha.in) A. K. Sharma, Director (Production) of National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has been unanimously elected as Chairman of a important panel of Federation of Indian Minerals Industries (FIMI).
He was elected as the chairmen of the standing committee for non-ferrous minerals & industries at the 43rd annual general meeting of the federation inaugurated by Union Minister for Mines, B.K. Handique, in New Delhi on August 18.
FIMI, set up in 1966 to promote the interests of mining, mineral processing, metal making and other mineral-based industries, now has a membership of 350 organizations.
Sharma, who joined Nalco in its formative years in 1982, has more than thirty years of experience in Aluminium Industry and has expertise in the area of aluminium smelting.
His large professional experience ranges from project conceptualization and construction to plant operation and achieving designed output.
He has successfully assimilated the state-of-art technology from overseas and indigenized it to suit the typical Indian conditions.
Sharma while working at NALCO has significantly contributed towards indigenous development of technology, systems and methods for improving critical process requirements of Aluminium Industries.
His specific efforts in building up indigenous technological improvement in the area of manufacturing, maintenance and quality management are landmarks in aluminium smelting process.
With his vast experience, Sharma is likely to contribute a great deal in FIMI’s endeavour to promote sustainable development through scientific mining and optimal utilisation of natural resources in the country.