WFO elects new president


vinodkapurVinod Kapur has been elected World Foundry Organization (WFO) president for 2014 and 2015. He has served on the WFO executive board for the past five years and is a former president of The Institute of Indian Foundrymen. He is chairman and managing director for Gargi Huttenes Albertus Pvt.Ltd, a metalcasting material supplier based in Mumbai. Long a familiar face in the industry throughout the world, Kapur joined the then Institute of British Foundrymen in 1973. “We are delighted that the membership voted unanimously for Vinod to take over the two-year role as WFO president,” said WFO general secretary Andrew Turner. “He is a worthy choice having developed a very successful company in India which represents several global foundry supply companies from Europe. Vinod’s passion for the industry and for the people employed in it will be an asset to the WFO.” Kapur takes over the honorary presidential role from Xabier Gonzalez Azpiri of Spain, who has held the position for the past two years. “I am very thankful to the WFO general council for their confidence in me. I feel proud to be in this esteemed position, to represent my country and of course The Institute of Indian Foundrymen,” Kapur said.