PRADYOTH RAJ VARMA - Founder And Chief Executive Officer
Pradyoth is the Founder and CEO of Arraystorm Lighting Pvt Ltd a company created with the intention of being India’s foremost LED lighting brand. With a long and illuminated history with LED lighting, he is ably partnered by people who share his vision.
Pradyoth’s career path traces back to TV manufacture at Videocon, before moving to Wipro Lighting, where he stewarded the Quality function. From the setup of appropriate Quality processes, and the screening of vendors, to the implementation of ISO 9001 certification, and the leadership of numerous Six Sigma projects, Pradyoth has helmed Wipro Lighting’s enviable record of high quality products. A certified Six Sigma Black Belt since 2000, his knowledge and efficiency in areas such as logistics, sales, warehousing, vendor selection, productivity, and cycle time is legendary.
He was handpicked to lead the operational aspect of the newly-formed Wipro Furniture vertical. His responsibilities included materials and logistics, Quality, vendor network, as well as internal sales. Pradyoth was closely associated with the start of two state-of-the-art Wipro Furniture plants at Aurangabad: He also spearheaded the inauguration of the Wipro Chairs facility at Chennai.
As Quality Head for Wipro Lighting and Furniture, he has gained extensive knowledge of the business, as well as the Indian market. His grasp of logistics, supply chain management, and CRM is unequalled.
Pradyoth has completed his B Tech from NIT Surathkal and “ Management Development Program” at IIM Ahmedabad.
ASHISH SINGH - Vice President – Sales And Marketing
Ashish has 10+ years of experience in Banking and LED lighting. He started his career with HSBC in retail banking division and in a span of 4 years went on to become Associate Vice president for alliances and partnership channels. He was a critical team member of the regional retail team in Bangalore. He moved from Banking to mobile application business and joined AirMe as GM – Operations. AirMe was the 1st ever mobile photo up-loader application on the Iphone app store and won a Webby award in 2009.
The technology created at AirMe was eventually acquired and adopted by one of world’s largest web companies in 2009.Post AirMe he joined Cleanray, a LED Lighting Solution brand to spearhead the sales and Marketing function. In a short span of 3 years, Cleanray became one of the most renowned and trusted LED Lighting Solution Company in the corporate workspace indoor lighting vertical across India. Cleanray managed to create a list of customers which included the top most business brands in India. Cleanray was acquired by Wipro in 2012.
Post Cleanray, Ashish followed his interest and passion for LED lighting and currently heads the sales function at Arraystorm.
Ashish has completed his BE in Mechanical Engineering from Vishveswariah Technological University and PGDM from Alliance Business School. Ashish also has a Professional Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK.
AKSHAY DAVASAM - Chief Architect – Embedded Designs And Solutions
Akshay has 6 + years of experience in Research and Development at various levels with multinational organizations.He has been a core researcher with 4 patents and 15 IEEE Papers published so far in the field of embedded designs. Akshay has trained over 2500 students and faculty in various colleges on embedded related topics over last 3 years.
In his last stint with Schneider Electric he was working with the Solar R&D team working mainly on development of code for solar inverters. He also has a good exposure on working with Hardware in Loop (HIL) in the same organization.Before Schneider he worked with LED lighting Startup Cleanray helping them in the development of lighting automation systems for LED products.He has also created a series of development boards which are widely used for educational purposes in various schools and colleges.
Having immense passion towards Research and Development, Akshay has joined Arraystorm to make the world a greener brighter and intelligent place to live in.