Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Pradyoth RAJ VARMA is the Founder and CEO of Arraystorm Lighting Pvt Ltd, a company created with the intention of being India’s foremost LED lighting brand. After completing his B Tech from NIT Surathkal and “Management Development Program” at IIM Ahmedabad, Pradyoth’s career path traces back to TV manufacture at Videocon.
He has worked in Wipro Lighting in the Quality function and also in Wipro Furniture as Quality Head. 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. Needless to say, he was handpicked to lead the operational aspect of the newly-formed Wipro Furniture vertical.
Vice President – Sales & Marketing
Ashish currently leads the sales & marketing function at Arraystorm. He has 15+ years of experience in Banking and LED lighting, and a special interest and passion for smart and connected lighting.
After completing his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Vishveswariah Technological University, he pursued PGDM from Alliance Business School. Ashish also has a Professional Diploma in Marketing from CIM (UK) and finished Leadership and general management program from INSEAD (France) in 2019.
He started his career with HSBC (Retail Banking Division) & became Associate Vice president for alliances & partnership channels in a span of 4 years.
He was one of the critical team members of the regional retail team in Bangalore. He moved from Banking to mobile application business and joined AirMe (won a Webby award in 2009) as GM – Operations. Ashish had worked in Cleanray – a LED Lighting Solution brand acquired by Wipro in 2012.
Chief Architect – Embedded Designs & Solutions
Having 6+ years of experience in Research and Development at various levels with multinational organizations, Akshay is the Chief Architect in Arraystorm. He has immense passion towards Research and Development and created a series of development boards which are widely used for educational purposes in various schools and colleges.
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.
He worked with LED lighting Start-up Cleanray, and also in Schneider where he was involved with the Solar R&D team mainly on development of code for solar inverters.
General Manager – Operations
Technology enthusiast Satish Patil followed his passion in the lighting industry and joined Arraystorm as the General Manager – Operations.
After completion of his D.E.T.E from C.O.E.T. Jalgaon New Polytechnic, Satish did his I.T.E.S from Skyline Training Institution. He has about 25 years of experience overall. During the beginning of his career, he worked as Technical Asst. Videocon International Ltd for 11 years. He joined as Logistics Manager Wipro Ltd, Lighting Division, Bhiwandi. Since then he found lighting technology very interesting. He had been Sr Sourcing Manager too in Wipro Ltd, Consumer and Lighting division in Pune and spearheaded Sourcing and Logistics for Lighting Business of the brand for long 10 years. He is an inspiring leader to his team.
General Manager – Design
Having knowledge of tool design for different manufacturing processes, Sanjay Narayan Rane has over 30 years of experience in the field of new product design & development process. His skills at detailing of product, using 3D CAD for parts and expertise in manufacturing processes are excellent. Sanjay is in design and development of LED lighting products – Arraystorm since 2 years.
After his diploma in Mechanical engineering, he worked in design and development in LEO toys – The leading toys brand for 4 years. He was in R&D for consumer goods – home appliances in Videocon and Kenstar. He also worked in design and development of lighting products for WIPRO LED lighting.
AVP Industry Sales
An Engineering Professional, Philipose Philip has the expertise in team development and management, devising methods, products, policies to increase market share, and hands on experience in exploring and developing new markets.
He is an accomplished leader and has 29 years of experience in the areas of Electrical Consultancy and Lighting Solution for various applications, Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Channel Management and Customer Relationship Management.
He has worked extensively for top-notch organisations for their Lighting, Switchgear, and Furniture and also for International range of Lighting, Furniture ranges in North, West and South regions.
General Manager –Projects
Mr KM Arjun has diverse background and excellent professional mobility with more than 33 years of experience as an Indian Air Force (Veteran) Wing Commander. He is a result driven, multi-faceted professional from Aviation & Corporate industry with 7 years as National Projects Manager with WIPRO Enterprises.
Mr. KM Arjun leads top level assignments in integrated projects. His experience spreads across various areas of management, manufacturing, supply chain, warehouse operations, and other operational roles inclusive of logistics and projects with a corporate/growth oriented organization of repute.
His ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions is one of his greatest strengths.