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The Southern India Mills’ Association

Committed to Foster the Growth of the Textile Industry

Office Bearers


Mr Ashwin Chandran
Chairman & Managing Director
Precot Meridian Limited
#737, Green Fields, Puliakulam Road,
Coimbatore – 641 045.

Mr.Ashwin Chandran is the Chairman and Managing Director of Precot Meridian Limited, a prominent player in the textile industry since 1962. He has over 20 years of experience in the textile field.

Mr.Ashwin Chandran, a B.Sc., (Hons) Graduate in Textile Technology, UMIST, UK and post-graduate (MBA) from University of Illinois, USA, is a member of Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council, Mumbai and Confederation of Indian Textile Industry, New Delhi.

Deputy Chairman

Mr Ravi Sam
Managing Director
Adwaith Textiles Limited
“Adwaitham”, 114A, Senthottam,
Sowripalayam (PO), Coimbatore – 641 028.

Mr Ravi Sam is a commerce graduate and holds Post-graduate Diploma in Textile Technology from The University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology.  He is a founder Trustee of Siruthuli, the movement of preservation of water bodies in Coimbatore.

He is involved in various social welfare activities.  He was the Chairman of CII Tamil Nadu and at present Chairman of CII SR Sub Committee on Sustainability, CSR & Affirmative Action to bring inclusiveness to the marginalized sectors of the society covering all the six Southern States.


Dr S K Sundararaman
Managing Director
Shiva Texyarn Limited
252, Mettupalayam Road,
Coimbatore – 641 043.

Dr S K Sundararaman holds an MBBS Degree and Masters in Business Management from Cambridge University, U.K.  Dr Sundararaman is a well known personality in the field of Technical Textiles in India and also in the field of Technical Education.

He is the Managing Trustee of the FIREBIRD INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT.  He has been a member in various business forums at a national level.  He was the past Chairman of CII, Coimbatore, Educational Convenor CII, Tamilnadu.   Currently, he is the Chairman of Indian Technical Textile Association.