Anoop Nanda, a leader in growing global manufacturers, has been named president of Virginia Transformer Corp., the nation’s second-largest provider of custom-engineered power electrical transformers.
The appointment of Nanda as president completes a six-month nationwide search conducted by the board of directors as part of the company’s executive management succession plan. Long-time leader Prabhat Jain will continue to serve as CEO.
“I am excited to welcome Anoop to our team,” Jain said. “He comes to us with a proven track record of adapting to new business environments and driving above-market performance. With his added leadership, we will be well-positioned to increase our competitiveness while driving the next phase of our growth.”
Nanda comes to VTC from PTC Alliance Holdings, a leading manufacturer of welded and steel tubing and related products, where he served as chief commercial officer driving business development. Prior to PTC, Nanda served for more than 20 years in the electrical industry with roles of increasing responsibility at Danaher and Eaton. As vice president and general manager of Eaton’s electrical sector in Australia, he led improvements in financial performance and business development to grow in strategic sectors.
He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Anna University in Chennai, India.
At Virginia Transformer Nanda will be responsible for engineering, quality, materials, operations, finance, human resources and information technology. Jain will continue to oversee the Georgia Transformer operation and sales, functions that will eventually transition to Nanda.
Nanda is relocating from the Pittsburgh area to Roanoke with his wife and two children.