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Mihir Desai of Welspun Tubular believes in investing in people; that’s been his philosophy and approach to leadership.
“I firmly believe in taking everyone together,” he said. “I’ve always believed that whatever the knowledge that I have I should pass it on to my peers and the people who work for me. And, whoever has a strong background, they can take my position so I can take a position further up.”
Desai grew up in the western part of India, earning an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering before moving to Syracuse, New York, to attend graduate school. He earned his master’s in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University in 2007.
He was project manager for B/E Aerospace in Seattle before he joined Welspun in 2009.
Desai counts among his greatest accomplishments there leveraging his relationship with U.S. steel mills to get material in a timely and competitive way amid tariff challenges.
He is also involved with Harmony Clinic and Friends of India and serves as vice chair of the Arkansas District Export Council.