Shri G. V. Aras is B.Text. from V.J.T.I., Bombay University securing First rank with distinction in 1979, M.Text. by research from Bombay University in 1982, Post Graduate Diploma in “Marketing Management” from Bombay University in 1984 and Member of Institution of Engineers (M.I.E.).

After completing his M.Tex by research at Tata Mills, Mr. Aras joined A.T.E. group as Sales Engineer in October, 1981 and rose to the presently held position of “Director” for the Textile Engineering Group at A.T.E. He leads a team of nearly 200 people under the Textile Engineering Group.

Shri Aras travelled widely across the world and worked for bringing in representations from many leading European machinery manufacturers from Europe. He has presented many technical papers at International forums. Shri Aras was presently Director of A.T.E. Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. and also the Board Member on A.T.E. Enterprises Private Limited, A.T.E. Technologies (Bangladesh) Private Limited and Valence Electrons Private Limited. He retired on 31-03-2021 after serving for 40 years a long successful journey.

Shri Aras had his inspiring career and wonderful inning of last 40 years at A.T.E. which was indeed very accomplished one and he was real guide to the students and colleagues. Textile industry requires many more years of his energetic & knowledgeable services. His exemplary service and contribution to the industry and to the society will always be the lighthouse for the youngsters. He is a dynamic and result oriented professional in a leadership role as Whole Time Director at A.T.E. His richly experienced professional in both domestic as well as international markets, was handling various profiles of businesses from textile machinery to machine tools at leadership roles.

Shri Aras was a member of the various Professional Bodies like V.J.T.I. Board of Studies; State Task Force for Textile Sector of (CII); Task Force for the Textile Sector (FICCI); Indo-Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce; All India Management Association (AIMA); Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (TMMA) and member of the committee of the “Bureau of Standards of India” for textile machinery and accessories

Shri Aras contribution to the various educational fields like VJTI, Examiner by Mumbai University for M.Text by thesis, NMIMS, Shirpur (Centre for textile function), textile owners from Solapur, Instrumental in designing a joint certification programme of DyStar and A.T.E. and conducting across India at different textile centres training more than 500 technicians from the processing sectors, On the forefront in designing another joint certification programme on textile dyes and printing technology with Pidilite Industries, Jointly established with Karl Mayer, Germany a training academy in Surat and Amritsar to provide training on basic, advanced and entrepreneurial level on warp knitting technology.

Shri Aras has contribution in Organising Conferences/Seminars. He played an active role in the success of the conferences and seminars organized by TAI, Mumbai Unit, successfully organized 2 days international conference, on “Textile 4.0”, Successfully organized “INDIATEX 2013” exhibition at Vapi, International Conference of TechTextil India organized by Messe Frankfurt.

Shri G. V. Aras has been awarded by TAI with Service Gold Medal for the recognition of his services to the Association during AITC on 15th December, 2018 at Coimbatore.

The Textile Association (India) – Central Office and TAI Mumbai Unit wish him a wonderful next new phase of life with good health. Wish him all the best and to stay blessed retired exciting life ahead.