Mr. SV. Arunachalam
BE (Mech Engg.),
Master of Business Administration(MBA)


Mr. SV. Arunachalam is the Managing Director of Aruna Alloy Steels Pvt. Ltd. Arunachalam, since 1972 has dedicated his entire career in the efficient supply of high quality Iron and Steel castings for engineering applications and steering Aruna towards this journey of excellence. His vision, leadership and commitment has won the loyalty and respect of his own people, and respect from customers and industry peers. He is also the recipient of the "All India Best Foundry Man of the Year 2003 – 2004" award. Under his leadership, Aruna has developed into a premier world class supplier of high quality steel castings. Arunachalam graduated from Annamalai University in 1972 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also completed Master’s in Business Administration from the Madurai Kamaraj University in 1988. A native of Madurai, Arunachalam was born on December 31st, 1947. He and his wife Lakshmi live in Madurai.

Mr.Arun Arunachalam
BE (SW Mech Engg.), MS (Industrial Engineering), MBA (Finance)

Managing Director

Mr. Arun Arunachalam started his career with Aruna in 2007 as a 3rd generation entrepreneur. After completing his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at PSG Tech in 1999, he proceeded to the USA to finish his Master’s in Industrial Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He then joined Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. at Lawton Oklahoma as Industrial Engineer and then transferred to Akron, Ohio as Manufacturing Analyst / Regional Industrial Engineer. He also further completed his MBA (Finance) at Case Western University, Cleveland in 2007. After having a good stint at the USA working in a corporate world, he has joined the family business and taken over all Operational activities. He has implemented modern management techniques in the foundry to reduce lead times, and enhance delivery and quality. Using the foundation laid by his father, Arun has invested in Information Technology and digitized the foundry operations to improve the management effectiveness.Arun was born on July 30th, 1977.

Mrs.Lakshmi Manikandan
BE (Mech Engg.),
MS (Operations Management)

Quality Director

Mrs. Lakshmi Manikandan started her career with Aruna in 2004 after completing her undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Madras. After making an immediate impact to the organization, she attended the post-graduate program at Warwick University, England to complete her Master’s Degree focused on Operations Management. In her current role, as Director of Continuous Improvement and Operations Excellence, Lakshmi is actively engaged in transitioning Aruna into a world class manufacturing facility.Lakshmi was born on February 17th, 1983.