New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence shared today that Hari Mohan has taken over charge as Chairman of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) w.e.f. 1 December from Saurabh Kumar who superannuated from the services. A 1982-batch Indian Ordnance Factories’ Service (IOFS) Officer with a Post Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mohan topped the rankings at University of Allahabad and University of Pune while obtaining his Bachelor and Masters Degress in Mechanical Engineering. He holds an M. Phil in Public Administration.
In a career spanning 39 years, Mohan has contributed significantly in various positions in Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) Haridwar, Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, Engine Factory Avadi, Heavy Vehicle Factory (HVF) Avadi, Ammunition Factory Khadki, Ordnance Factory Bolangir, Ordnance Factory Chanda, Ordnance Factory Dehu Road, OFB New Delhi Office and Ministry of Steel & Mines.
The IOFS Officer has experience in the fields of manufacture of Armoured Vehicles, Artillery, Tank and Ammunition, Small Arms Ammunition, Projects Management, and Corporate Governance, among other areas.
Mohan has made significant contributions in improving the production of Armoured Fighting Vehicles like Ajeya Tanks, MBT Arjun, Bridge Layer and Trawls Tanks, acknowledged the Ministry, adding that he has made significant contribution to the modernisation of steel plants of the Steel Authority of India limited (SAIL) during his tenure in Ministry of Steel & Mines.
Mohan has held various senior positions as General Manager, Dehu Road (Pune), Senior General Manager, Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi (HVF, Chennai), and was awarded the ‘Ayudh Ratna’ award in 2018 for his services at the HVF.
Before taking over as Director General Ordnance Factory (DGOF) and Chairman, he was in charge of the Weapons, Vehicles and Equipment (WV&E) division of the OFB.
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