Pune: Entrepreneur Vinod Patkotwar becomes Chairman of RCPSDC

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Pune, 15th June 2022: City based entrepreneur Vinod Patkotwar has become the Chairman of the Rubber, Chemical and Petrochemical Skill Development Council (RCPSDC). The appointment was announced during the meeting of the Board of Directors of the council recently held at New Delhi. The tenure of his term would be of 3 years.


A veteran from the rubber industry and the Managing Partner at Crown Rubber Products, Patkotwar will be responsible for overseeing the operations of RCPSDC and work closely with its governing Council on strategic issues related to the growth of the Rubber, Chemical and Petrochemical industry in India.


He has been active in various industry forums. In the past He has served as Chairman of the All-India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) Western Region. He pioneered a national expo under the banner RDME (Rubber Dies and Mould Exhibition) with great success. He has also been serving as the editor of Rubber India, AIRIA’s widely circulated journal


“Rubber Industry has undergone a transformation of sorts during the last decade and the role of RCPSDC in setting up a robust pan India skilling infrastructure cannot be underestimated. Some of the skill training projects, especially Saamarth and Utthaan, launched by RCPSDC have been well acclaimed. We invite the industry across the three verticals, especially MSMEs to come forward and make the most of the opportunities unfolded by RCPSDC”, said Mr Vinod Patkotwar, Chairman, RCPSDC.


“Mr Patkotwar joins at a juncture when RCPSDC is widening its footprint across the three verticals and replicating the success and learnings achieved in skilling up the Rubber sector across petrochemical and chemical sectors too. With a seasoned person of the calibre of Mr Patkotwar as the leader, the skilling up process will be further accelerated”, said Dr Ashrita Tripathi, Head Training & QA at RCPSDC welcoming Mr Vinod Patkotwar.


As one of the foremost sector skill councils in the country, RCPSDC has been involved in the skill training of nearly three lakh people, especially in the domains of Rubber Manufacturing, Rubber plantations and Tyre services. Currently, RCPSDC is working actively to meet the newly received mandate of upskilling chemical and petrochemical sectors in the country.