Ashok H Varma has joined Bharat Fritz Werner India as its Executive Vice President and Global Leader for Additive Manufacturing initiatives. Ashok is a widely recognized and acknowledged industry thought leader in Metal Additive Manufacturing. Ashok specializes in large format metal 3D printing. Directed Energy Deposition (DED), hybrid solutions for metal additive manufacturing, and building the business cases as applied to key industry verticals including Space Technology, Aviation, Defence, Oil & Gas, Energy, Tooling, and Heavy Industrials. Ashok comes with 35 years of innovation, experience, expertise, and leadership in advanced manufacturing technologies including CNC machines, real-time in-process monitoring, and cutting-edge additive manufacturing technologies and their applications. He possesses rich and diverse management experience across several cultures for successful strategy formulation and execution and global business development. Ashok is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Ashok commented “I am delighted to join the BFW India team in this stimulating leadership role. Unlike many recent entrants into the metal AM/3D printing arena, BFW India vision, commitment from the top management, and know-how in manufacturing technology and innovation will truly disrupt this market space with unique and creative AM Metal solutions in game-changing Metal AM platforms and Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) domains”.
“Ashok brings an incredible wealth of experience, knowledge, drive, and passion to BFW’s core and emerging business focus. Ashok will lead strategic initiatives focused on creating a worldwide presence for this next generation Metal AM DED Enterprise with a clear focus on “Make in India” initiatives. This will include the creation of fully operational Equipment Showrooms/ Demonstration Centers and Assembly plant locations in the US, Europe, and Asia. With the only truly affordable and scalable Metal AM, customized, Powder & Wire Fed Product Portfolio, BFW will emerge a serious worldwide supplier in this exponentially growing Metal AM space.” – Ravi Raghavan, Managing Director of BFW India