Who Is V. K. Misra?
Full Name: Vijay Kumar Misra
Favorite Sports: Golf, Tennis & Billiards
Education: B. Sc., FIRI
Key interests: Machine design & development
Present Designation: Technical Director JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.
The man who has proven that without application, theories are inconsequential. Mr. Misra can best be described as a man who believes in taking action when others are still struggling with their decision making.
Winner of the TRiLA (Tyre & Rubber Industry Leadership Acknowledgement) Technical Person of the Year award for year – 2016, Mr. Misra is a technologist & an engineer by training & has been a part of the tyre industry for more than 30 years.
He started his career as a management trainee at Incheck, now known as ‘Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) .
Mr. Misra has seen every season under the sun when it comes to the tyre & rubber industry.
An integral part of the driving force behind JK Tyre’s rising reputation as one of the fastest growing tire manufacturers in the world, Mr. Misra has been with the company for last 30 years. Currently the Technical Director at JK Tyre & Industries, Mr. Misra has been leading JK Tyre & Industry’s charge in the Radial Tyre Technology around the globe.
Responsible for JK Tyre & Industry’s technological issues along with company’s expansion & modernization plans & efforts, Mr. Misra has shown keen interest in machine design & development with many design patents to his credit.
Mr. Misra has also spent many years in Germany through his association with Continental AG & through Indian affiliates & is actively involved in various academic institutions & societies such as IRI & American Chemical Society. Presently the Vice Chairman of IRI & Chairman of Karnatak branch of IRI, he has participated in assessment as a lead assessor to study compliance to Business Excellence Model of CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) along with completing CII– Exim award assessor course. Mr. Misra is also a stand by assessor for the TQM division of CII.
An active Golfer, in moments of leisure Mr. Misra can be found either having a game of tennis or billiards with his friends or spending some quiet time at home or with his family.
Mr. Misra is also a member of BSG (Bharat Soka Gakkai) which is the Indian affiliate of the Soka Gakkai International a global association of grassroots organizations that seek to promote the values of peace and respect for all people.