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Indian miner KIOCL promoted director (commercial) T Saminathan to the position of chairman and managing director (CMD) on Tuesday.


T Saminathan has been with KIOCL for more than three decades. Initially, he served at the Kudremukh mine beneficiation plant before moving to the corporate office in Bangalore in 1992. He has executed several projects including Crusher III installation, relocation of Crusher I and installation of additional Ball Mills. He also served as Technical Officer to CMD and was later moved to the materials department in the year 2009.


Prior to holding the post of director (commercial), he served as GM (materials). He was actively involved in bringing the tolling concept which increased capacity utilization of the pellet plant. 


He also contributed to the improvement of the company’s supply chain and logistics which reduced transit time and lowered the level of inventory holding. 


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