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PRADYOTH RAJ VARMA
Founder & 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 in LED lighting, he is ably partnered by people who share his vision.
A certified Six Sigma Black Belt since 2000, Pradyoth Raj Varma has extensive knowledge of the business and the Indian market, and his efficiency in areas such as logistics, sales, warehousing, vendor selection, productivity, supply chain management, CRM and cycle time is legendary. As Quality Head for Wipro Lighting and Furniture, he has gained extensive knowledge of the lighting business, as well as the Indian market. His grasp of logistics, supply chain management, and CRM in this field is unequalled.
Vice President – Sales & Marketing
Ashish currently leads the sales function at Arraystorm. He has 10+ years of experience in Banking and LED lighting, and a special interest and passion for LED lighting.
After completing his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Vishveswariah Technological University, he did PGDM from Alliance Business School. Ashish also has a Professional Diploma in Marketing from CIM, UK.
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 over 6 years of experience in Research and Development at various levels with multinational organizations, Akshay is the Chief Architect in Arraystorm. His immense passion in Research and Development has driven him to create 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 to his credit 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. His overall professional experience exceeds 25 years. During the beginning of his career, he worked as Technical Asst. Videocon International Ltd for 11 years. He joined Wipro Ltd, Lighting Division, Bhiwandi as the Logistics Manager. Since then he found his niche in lighting technology. He was also the Sr Sourcing Manager in Wipro Ltd, Consumer and Lighting division in Pune and has spearheaded Sourcing and Logistics for Lighting Business for 10 years. At Arraystorm, he continues to be an inspiring leader to his team.
SANJAY NARAYAN RANE
General Manager – Design
With an immense knowledge in tool design for different manufacturing processes, Sanjay Narayan Rane has over 30 years of experience in the field of new product design and development process. His skills at detailing of product, using 3D CAD for parts and expertise in manufacturing processes are excellent.
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. Sanjay has been instrumental in leading the design and development of LED lighting products in Arraystorm since 2016.
AVP Industry Sales
An Engineering professional, Philipose Philip is particularly competetent 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 in the fields of Lighting, Switchgear and Furniture in North, West and South regions of the country.
WG. CDR (Veteran) KM ARJUN
Chief Projects Officer
Veteran Wing Commander KM Arjun has diverse background and excellent professional mobility with more than 41 years of experience in varied sectors.
Post his Indian Air Force stint, the 10 year corporate second innings began with handling Strategic Initiatives, General Administration at Arvind Ltd & Projects at Wipro.
He is a result-driven, multi-faceted professional from Aviation & Corporate industry and culminated his innings as National Projects Manager at Wipro Enterprises Ltd .
At Arraystorm, Wing Commander leads top level assignments in integrated projects. While his core specialisation remains Project Management, his rich experience spreads across various areas of manufacturing, supply chain, warehouse operations, Vendor relations, and other operational logistics roles with multiple organisations of repute.
HR - Human Resources
Sneha has 16+ years of experience in 5 different start-ups in Semiconductor Equipment industry and LED lighting. She started her career with Applied Materials India, as Program Coordinator for Global Development Capability Center (GDC) at Satyam, established to leverage IT & Engineering Design Services offered by the Indian IT Service Providers and in a span of 3 years went on to become Project Coordinator.
After Applied, started as the first employee in Vignani Technologies Pvt Ltd, a semiconductor equipment industry and was a critical member in setting up an operational infrastructure and displayed strengths in the Project Management, HR Operations, Finance Management, Facility Administration
Post Vignani Technologies she joined Cleanray, a LED Lighting Solution brand to spearhead the HR & Operations. 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, Sneha followed her interest and passion in HR domain and currently heads the HR function at Arraystorm.
Sneha has a dual certification of EDP(Executive Development Program) in HRM from renowned XLRI & SHRM and is a post graduate in Commerce.