Contribution of BE’s in today’s technological era (Part II)


The journey continuous, immediately in news is technotrans India office in Chennai. Incharge of that is a BE (printing) from Anna University. How this country head Mathew ST Sunil travelled this far and another BE Venkatesan who has worked his way to become associate director of the well known e-publishing organization SPS, Chennai is unfolded by D Ramalingam.

Mathew ST Sunil & Staff Mathew ST Sunil was offered a seat in BE (Printing) at Anna University on inter-state quota from Kerala. Mathew grabbed the opportunity with both hands, acclimatized with local campus conditions, learnt tamil and improved his efficiency in English language. Encouraged by his ever caring HOD, joined The Times of India in Mumbai to evaluate his acquired knowledge in prepress. Came to know about a vacancy in Times Printers, Singapore, got selected and still on there, tried his hands with ‘technotrans’ as a travelling salesman for their products. For next six years from the year 2004, as a Singaporian, he travelled far and wide to sell the products in South East Asia, Middle East and Western Australia.

That brought him to his motherland and the city that cradled him to find his roots in his profession, Chennai to give sales and seminar presentations at the MPLA, IFRA and his alma mater Anna University. technotrans AG, a German based technology and services manufacturing firm whose dampening, blanket cleaning, recycling ink supply and temperature control systems are used in all leading sheet fed and web offset machines making newspaper presses requiring the service needs directly, resulted in opening a subsidiary in India. Well versed in their products for six years and being a local boy, Mathew proved to be the best choice to be a general manager (country head) of technotrans India Pvt Lt. His organizing abilities and thorough professionalism were quite evident in the fun-filled and serious inauguration functions at Chennai recently. His team consists of Parthasarathy, ICWA, well versed in accountancy, finance and administration and A Saravanan, BE (Mechanical), service engineer.

M Venkatesan, associate director, Scientific Publishing Surfaces (SPS), a Chennai based e-publishing company (1400 individuals strong organisation) had a long career in prepress. A diploma holder in printing from Chennai studied BE (printing) from Pune, taking a short break in between to finish his degree. Has had experience with The Hindu and Sanka Graphics before joining SPS.

In his 17+ years experience in prepress has spent last eight years with SPS. Risen from the ranks, has achieved positions of manager, general manager, senior general manager and presently associate director with SPS.

His main areas are business development of new customers. He has procured many overseas customer specialized in knowledge management and operations strategy, a perfect example of what a BE (Printing) could do given the opportunities without fear and how they could be utilized.

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