S.Gopinath has taken charge as Executive Director of the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited's Power Plant Piping Unit (PPPU) at Tirumayam and Piping Centre, Chennai.
Till recently, Mr.Gopinath was General Manager, Planning, Development and Civil at BHEL, Tiruchi complex. An electrical engineering graduate, he joined BHEL, Tiruchi, in 1979. He was also trained in Japan in the area of robotics.
Mr.Gopinath moved to BHEL's Heavy Electrical Plant in Bhopal and looked after capital investment for plant and machineries for hydro, transformer and electrical machines manufacturing.
Mr.Gopinath has had an important role in planning and implementation of various capacity augmentation and modernisation schemes of BHEL's Tiruchi and Bhopal unit, a BHEL press release said. He has served as Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry, Tiruchi Zone, and is presently chairman of Indian Welding Society (Southern Zone).