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Satish K. Kaura
Chairman & Managing Director
Samtel Group

Mr. Satish Kumar Kaura is the Chairman & Managing Director of the Samtel Group. He founded the Group in 1973. Under his leadership, Samtel has evolved into a world-class manufacturer of high technology electronic display devices for televisions, avionics and professional applications. He has steered the Group to its current leadership position by relying on indigenously developed in-house technology.

Mr. Kaura is the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry's Industrial Policy Committee and Co-Chairman of CII National Committee on Defence & Aerospace. He is also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He has also the distinction of being a member of Defence Research & Development Organization’s Review Committee & Prime Minister’s Scientific Advisory Council. He has also been the President of Electronic Components Industries Association and served as Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (Northern Region).

Mr. Kaura is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He is the first recipient of Indian Institute of Technology’s (Kanpur) Distinguished Alumni Award (1989). The Electronic Industries Association of India and Consumer Electronics & TV Manufacturers' Association have honored him with their ‘Electronics Man of the Year’ awards. In 1994, HRH Prince Phillip awarded Mr. Kaura the Care for Nature Award in recognition for his concerns for environment protection. The Lucknow Management Association honored him with the Uttar Pradesh Transformational Leadership Award in 2002, for his contribution in strengthening the economy of the state. The Society for Information Display conferred a Special Recognition Award in 2005 for his outstanding entrepreneurial leadership in the display industry in India.

Mr. Kaura was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2004 for his distinguished services to the nation, in the field of Science and Engineering.

Mr. Kaura holds an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Masters Degree in Electronics, from Carleton University, Canada.
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Puneet Kaura
Executive Director
Samtel Avionics Limited

Puneet Kaura is the Executive Director at Samtel Avionics Limited, a key Indian player in high-technology products for avionics and military applications, rugged displays, cockpit displays and equipment for military and commercial platforms.

Puneet is a Management graduate from Bentley College in the United States, and has worked with Corning Incorporated, USA and Samtel Electron Devices, Germany before moving to India to build and grow Samtel’s avionics and defence business. Samtel’s joint venture with India’s major aircraft maker, HAL marks a new landmark in this business and Puneet has played a very responsible role in developing this JV. Puneet is also a core member of the team that worked on setting up Samtel’s joint venture with Thales - a world leader in the field of defence, and he is now concentrating on growing this JV into a leading manufacturer of modern avionics systems and opto-electronics.

He has put a great deal of energy into building Samtel’s core competence to compete on a global scale, and today the business’s international partnerships include stalwarts such as Honeywell, SAAB and other industry leaders.

Under his leadership, Samtel has been awarded with Frost & Sullivan Hot Investment Opportunity Award 2009, and Indian Innovation Award 2010 by a leading Indian organisation. Puneet has also been recognised by Aviation Week magazine as one of World’s Top 40 leaders under the age of 40 in the global aerospace industry. Led by him, Samtel is poised to become India’s first complete avionics and military electronics firm in private domain.

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  1st to introduce Digital Color Monitor in India.
  1st to launch 12", 14" and 17" B&W picture tubes in India.
  1st to launch 14" and 21" FST tubes in India.
  1st to launch Mono Display Tubes in India.
  1st to assemble and seal glass shells in India.
  1st to offer the largest range of 14",  21" FST and 21" F&FST color picture tubes in India.
  1st to establish itself as the largest regular exporter of tubes.
  1st to manufacture specialty tubes for industrial, military and medical applications, from the private sector.
  1st public-private partnership in the area of defense avionics.
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