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New Managing Director for Petronet CCK Limited.

Mr. D. Bhaskaran, GM, BPCL, Kochi Refinery has taken over as the new Managing Director of Petronet CCK Limited. He is an instrumentation engineer from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai and has over 33 years rich experience in various fields. He has handled areas like maintenance, projects, technical services, information systems etc.. in Kochi refinery.
He began his career as an instrumentation engineer with M/s Alkan Engineering Company Pvt Ltd and was involved in the instrumentation construction activities of the largest petrochemical complex for M/s IPCL, Baroda. He later joined M/s Union Carbide India Ltd. and was associated with the agrochemical plant project. He joined Kochi Refineries Limited in March 1984 and was in-charge of the commissioning of the secondary processing facilities consisting of FCCU, GCU, Amine Treater, Gasolene Merox, LPG Merox units along with CO boiler.
He was the Project Manager responsible for the revamping of the crude units. The project was one of a kind by online change-over of pneumatic instrumentation into DCS without shutdown of the plant. He was also involved in the execution of the power plant on Gas turbine in combined cycle mode.
As the in-charge of the execution of the 3.5MMTPA expansion of the plant along with FCCU revamp. He was the Chief Manager in-charge of electrical and instrumentation maintenance. Later promoted as DGM and was closely associated with the implementation of ERP while he was in charge of Information Systems. SAP system integration of KRL with BPCL was also done in record time under his leadership.
Since 2007 he was heading the engineering and advisory services department. He was promoted to General Manager, BPCL in 2011 and presently holds the position of the Managing Director of Petronet CCK Limited as well as Petronet India Limited.