New Delhi: Senior Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) officer Hari Mohan on December 1 took charge as Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).
He replaces Saurabh Kumar who superannuated from the service.
A 1982-batch IOFS officer with Post Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Hari Mohan had been a topper of University of Allahabad and University of Pune while obtaining his Bachelor and Masters 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 Avadi, Ammunition Factory Khadki, Ordnance Factory Bolangir, Ordnance Factory Chanda, Ordnance Factory Dehu Road, OFB New Delhi and Ministry of Steel & Mines.
The officer has a versatile experience in the field of manufacture of Armoured Vehicles, Artillery, Tank and Ammunition, Small Arms Ammunition, Projects Management and Corporate Governance, among other areas. He has made significant contributions in improving the production of Armoured Fighting Vehicles like Ajeya Tanks, MBT Arjun, Bridge Layer and Trawls Tanks. He has also made significant contribution to the modernisation of steel plants of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) during his tenure in Ministry of Steel and Mines.
Mohan has held various senior positions as General Manager, Dehu Road (Pune, Senior General Manager, Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi (HVF, Chennai). He was also awarded the ‘Ayudh Ratna’ award in 2018 for his services at the HVF. Before taking over as DGOF and Chairman, he was holding charge as Member of the OFB and was in charge of the Weapons, Vehicles and Equipment (WV&E) division of the OFB.