Dr. P. Thavamani obtained his M. Sc., (Chemistry) from Madurai Kamaraj University and M. Tech., & Ph.D in Rubber Technology from IIT. Kharagpur. He received many awards and prizes for his outstanding academic performance. He worked in leading Indian Rubber industries such as M/s. Roulunds India, Fenner (India) Ltd. and Pix Transmission Ltd., in strategic Technology Management role. In 2009, Government of India appointed him as Director of Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association IRMRA) , Thane. Under his dynamic Directorship, IRMRA was turned around from a loss making and struggling to survive research, testing & development organization to a financially sound, self reliant and globally recognized organization. After leaving IRMRA, he joined SABIC, a leading Petrochemical Company in Saudi Arabia as Leader for Technology Management in Polymer Strategic Business Unit. After returning to India, he worked as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Vinko Auto Industries ltd., New Delhi., India. He made strategic investment in UMAC Auto Components Private Limited, a tier I supplier to Automotive OEMS and as Managing Director, he is leading the business. He has got more than 30 years of experience in rubber and plastics Research and Technology Development, Quality Assurance and Six Sigma activities, 3 patents and 31 research papers published / presented in various journal / forums. He was the past Chairman of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) rubber product committee, and leader of Indian delegates for International Standards Organization (ISO).